Every once in a while a classic hit comes along. An item of fashion that becomes an eternal style icon. Today our classic hit is the full-skirted dress. As you know, I am a girl with curves which is why there is always at least one of these classic hits in my wardrobe. It’s forever flattering of the female form and can look equally as lovely on a skinny or curvy frame.
The Full-Skirted Dress: I am absolutely in love with this full-skirted dress! It’s feminine, fun and flirty, and fantastic for summer. I found it in a little shop near here in Buninyong, called Lana-Rose. They have some lovely things with a hint of retro about them. In fact, I have another piece from there that will be making an appearance soon. Originally I was drawn to the bright orange flowers on the white background. You know I love orange but it’s the gorgeous fit of this classic shape that convinced me it needed to be mine! I love that the maker actually put in an underskirt/lining that helps give the skirt some shape and keeps it looking full. I’ve had these green shoes by Nine West for nearly 10 years and find that I mostly wear them with a classic full-skirted dress. The ankle ties seem to be perfect for this look.
Floral Fling Accessories: I tried to keep the accessories lady-like and simple but with a bit of personality to compliment but not take-away from the dress. Which is why I opted for the green shoes. You all know I have a couple of pair of fantastic, fiery orange heels but I thought they would steal a little WOW from the dress. I kept the jewelry simple, my big white watch, an orange bangle from a bright set of three, a vintage pearl bracelet from my mum, little vintage pearl drop earrings and a pearl and shell flower necklace the Fashion Mister bought me on our last trip to Hong Hong. I also opted for my op-shop find, the grey mesh handbag because I thought it worked well with the grey in the floral print of the dress.
If you wanted to wear this classic full-skirted dress in a more simple way, it would look just as lovely with ballet flats and/or a little cardigan.
This is the first in a series I will do on Classic Hits. What do you think? Is the full-skirted dress on your list of classic hits? Or is it a big miss? How would you style it?
**Thanks again to Abby for letting me use “The Lane Cafe” as a back drop for this photo shoot! **
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