This week I want to share the next item from Hello Parry that I’ve fallen in love with – this Poppy Laser Cut Midi Skirt.
I don’t own very many midi skirts or circle skirts. So it was a refreshing change to my usual dressing.
Circle skirts (or full/flare skirts) were popular in the 50s and usually worn with a net petticoat. The name came about because they were made from a single, circular piece of fabric. They are usually fitted at the waist, giving the wearer an accentuated hourglass shape; hence the style nods to classic ladylike sophistication.
THIS skirt is really good quality and made from a lovely thick, strong, soft, cotton fabric. The pleats are natural and flattering. And there is a tulle netting underneath that keeps the skirt in a flared shape. It’s really pretty! I’m wearing a size XS.
Since the skirt is flared and quite ladylike, I wore a tight crop top and sneakers to keep the outfit, balanced, casual and fun.
Right now, I want to show off how easy it is to wear midi skirts (especially in this circle/flare style) for everyday wear, using typical tops that I find in my wardrobe.
I’m wearing a loose slouchy singlet tank top (from Birdsnest), tucked into the skirt.
I wouldn’t wear a top that is untucked, as I’d lose the shape of my waist and I’d look like a tent.
(Actually I might wear it with an untucked, slouchy sweatshirt in winter.)
And I’m wearing classic, pointed toe, suede pumps to match the ladylike look of the skirt. Mine are by Acne Studios from Forward, but there are lots of good quality pumps (that won’t make your feet ache) at reasonable prices over here.
Here I’m wearing the skirt with a $19 slouchy boyfriend tee from Sportsgirl! I tucked it in in a messy way and kept it loose.
The overall outfit, still looks nice, relaxed, not too girly, and a bit polished.
Hope you’re also inspired to try out a midi skirt! Happy shopping!