Tag Archives: maxi skirts

Ulyana Sergeenko at Dior

Ulyana Sergeenko swept into the Dior show in a dramatic tiered and tasseled wool skirt and an oversized hat. Her personal style strikes me as very 21st-century Anna Karenina - elegant and aristocratic.

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Miroslava at Hermes

Miroslava Mikheeva Duma put together a beautiful outfit for yesterday’s Hermes show in Paris and carried a green crocodile Hermes bag.

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Street Chic: All White Maternity Look

Not surprisingly, all white outfits have been a popular choice during the blisteringly hot summer of 2012. But I especially like how this woman on Madison Avenue interpreted all white for maternity with a long white cotton skirt and crochet tank top. The black and white Chanel bag is the icing on the cake.

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Anthropologie Crop Top and Maxi Skirt, Bonnaroo

Here’s another cute crop top look from this weekend’s Bonnaroo. Coordinated tops and skirts are this summer’s sundress, in which all-over prints get updated with cut out panels and midriff-baring separates.

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Three Girls in Maxi Skirts, Bonnaroo

The place to be last weekend was Manchester, Tennessee, where the 2012 Bonnaroo festival took over 700 acres of farmland for six stages, dozens of vendors, and approximately 80,000 music fans. Because most people camped out instead of staying in hotels, Bonnaroo bore more resemblance to Woodstock than Lollapalooza, and fashion followed suit. These three girls wore maxi skirts, bikinis, headbands and crocheted tops that wouldn’t have been out of place in the ’60s. But they have one accessory that’s very trendy right now – the hula hoop. Girls are hooping their way through set after set of music, some with LED-lit hula hoops after dark.

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White Maxi Skirt, Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

I liked the bohemian look of this flared white cotton maxi skirt with a slim black tank top at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. She’s paired it with red ballet flats and a headband made of faux cherries. I’ve been seeing several whimsical headbands like this around lately. They’re often made by the wearer.

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Tomato Red Maxi Skirt, Parsons MFA

A brightly colored, sheer maxi skirt like this one from Topshop goes easily from daytime to an after-work party. Anna, a guest at the Parsons First Eighteen exhibit, paired it with simple black and white on top, but the suede platform sandals add another pop of color.

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Kate King at Alberta Ferretti

Model Kate King wore a sheer pale pink skirt exiting the Alberta Ferretti show. Love the color and the vintage-y style.

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Caroline Issa at Viktor & Rolf

Caroline Issa of Tank Magazine wore a number of great outfits over Paris fashion week, but this one from the Viktor & Rolf show has to be my favorite. I love the elaborate embroidery on this black dress, very 1940s, like the vintage needlepoint bag Ulyana Sergeenko carried earlier in the week. (You can find lots of them on eBay if you’re in the market.)

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Black and White Print, Outside Issey Miyake

Loved the graphic print on this black and white top outside the Issey Miyake show. The maxi skirt with blue colorblocking, red striped belt and wooden bead necklaces take it up another notch. And! The metallic polka dot bag. A great look.

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Green Floral Maxi Dress, Outside Rag & Bone

Lauren Tardanico Vreeland

For the whole summer, many of us have had one go-to print: stripes. Well now I’m sick of them (at least until Resort 2012). Dark florals are a nice way to usher in the fall, as with the green floral pattern on this belted maxi dress, seen outside the Rag & Bone show.

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Ruby Aldridge at Alexander Wang

Model of the moment Ruby Aldridge, who walked Saturday’s Alexander Wang show, exited the show in a long sheer black skirt, biker boots, multiple handbags and gray top with a Southwestern motif.

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Backless Maxi Dress, Prince Street

Bill Cunningham managed to spot way more maxi dresses than short shorts this summer, particularly near his usual stomping grounds on 57th and Fifth, the opposite of what we saw downtown. It begs the question: do downtowners dress much differently than uptowners? Here’s a bohemian version of the maxi dress, backless and floral, downtown on Prince Street.

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Short Shorts Overalls, Union Square

One of the most interesting fashion stories this year is the huge trend that wasn’t: maxi skirts. Despite their appeal to the fashion set (including me, who featured them on this blog several times), on the streets they lost major ground to short shorts, a counter trend. One of my friends described her failed attempt at maxi skirts and dresses this way: “My husband hates long skirts.”

Is it the extreme heat or the avoidance of man repellent clothing that won out? Who knows, but the people have spoken. Short shorts like this cool outfit of black linen overalls and a backpack have become the uniform of summer 2011.

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14 Great Maxi Skirts

As we saw this past spring at during Fashion Week, maxi skirts are stealing the show for spring/summer 2011. Flowy and feminine, in solid pastels, romantic florals or graphic prints, they’re a breeze to wear even in the hottest weather. Whereas dresses in this length can overwhelm non-models, long skirts look great on average-height women.

These 14 maxi skirts range from $23 into the hundreds of dollars – though since this trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, it may be time to splurge.


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