Saturday, February 2, 2013

Pleated A-line skirt

I've always been a fan of the A-line skirt (or circle skirt? I'm not sure what is the difference), but I have been hesitant if I can pull off this style, since it might either make me look too childish, or frumpy since I dislike wearing form-fitting tops. My preferable way to wear these skirts are with cozy, over-the-hips cable sweaters as in these old magazine/catalog clippings I saved in my scrapbook:

Pleated A-line skirts are definitely IN style! The best part is that I don't have to worry about lumpy butt or panty-lines showing.

Ooh, Forever21 has some more fun ones online:
A-Line Polka Dot Skirt  black/white $14.80
Striped Waist Skirt winter white $22.80
Holiday Brocade Skirt black/gold $24.80 - as seen on Poor Little It Girl - she's only 4'11"! Love if when I see stylish petites!

13 comments:

Phoebe said...

Hi Olyvia! Great find on the skirt!! :)

I think the Tucked in version looks more polished and it shows off the skirt more.
You can also wear your skirt with a blouse :)
xoxo, Phoebe

Michelle said...

Great color choice...will match with so much. I think either looks cute, but when you have it tucked it gives a nice back view! Loving your bag.

Elle said...

I am so jealous! I was stalking this skirt when it was still full price but waited too long to make a purchase (then my size sold out). It looks fantastic on you!!

Jen K said...

What a fantastic find! That skirt looks so much more expensive than $10! Tucked in is better :)

Olyvia said...

Thanks for the feedback ladies! Looks like tucked-in is the winning look :)

Elle! I'll trade with your sequin skirt, haha ;) I landed upon this skirt by chance... If I see another one in xs, I'll let you know!

Jen K, I actually did the crumple test on this skirt from your tips and the skirt held well! This does seem like a better quality for forever21. I'll see how this handles the wash... I'm just afraid it might pill due to polyester/rayon blend... Cross fingers it doesn't!

Elle said...

haha the bronze sequin skirt will probably be too big for your waist...if I find something that fits smaller I'll buy it and then we can trade ;)

and thank you for the offer, if you can keep an eye out for the skirt I'd appreciate it!

SydneysFashionDiary.com said...

Thank you for mentioning, Olyvia! I love this skirt on you. I agree with everyone, I prefer tucked-in version as well. The length is perfect on you and can't beat the price =)

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

What a dress skirt - the pleating and shape of it looks a lot more expensive than F21, and you scored it for a steal!

Olyvia said...

Elle, I went back to my local F21 today and all the pleated skirts were gone, except one in size large :( I tried!

Sydney! It was your burgundy skirt I was thinking of when I saw this skirt. I was like if Sydney looks good in the circle skirt, I'll give it a try! :)

Lisa, thanks! I'm thrilled you visited my blog and think the skirt looks more expensive than it is! I'm learning to have better taste in inexpensive clothes, haha.

Professionally Petite said...

I like the tucked in version the best :)

-Elissa

Olyvia said...

PP, thanks for visiting my blog! I'm a new fan of yours :)

phiphis blog said...

both look cute but the tucked in version shows off your tiny waist! xox P

Olyvia said...

Aww, thanks Phiphi!