Warmer temperatures, which are often by default, call for more fabric. This encourages slinky and more open looks. Designers are now offering longer, fuller skirts in a variety of styles. This season’s collection will take you seamlessly from summer to fall with its boxy pleats, and voluptuous taffeta.
Though full skirts often fall under the princess-y ball-gown connotation, the proper design and styling ensure that is not the case. Designers are proving that a fuller silhouette can be attractive. There are also many options for voluminous silhouettes in Fall collections which challenge the notion of the saccharine silhouette.
The styling is extremely important in this sartorial equation. Contrast the skirt with casual or menswear-inspired pieces, as this will help to reduce the fear of being too feminine. You can dress it down by adding a tank, sweatshirt, or tee to the skirt, and then adding clunky sandals or slides. If you prefer the ultra-feminine look with frilly blouses and exaggerated sleeves, layer the volume, you’ll have lots of options this coming fall.