|skirt ~ thrifted, tank top ~ Ashley Stewart, sandals ~ Rack Room, Zara Shopper bag,belt ~ Michael Kors|
Maxi skirts come in a variety of styles, colors, and prints. This A-line skirt has always been very popular during various time periods, but has resurged as a trendy style in the last couple of years. I do not see a lot of full-figured women wear the ankle-length maxi, so I became intrigued with this style while I was shopping during the "I Love Thrifting Day" event. I must say that I never imagined that this style of maxi would be flattering on my body type, or that I would love it as much as I do. As soon as I tried this skirt on I knew that it would add the perfect twist to complete the "Wear A Maxi" portion of the "Big Fat Summer Challenge."
I will say that you have to be careful with this style of skirt because it can give you a "slovenly" or "aged" look. This style really favors tall women with slender frames, but there are a few tricks that a curvy fashion forward girl should consider when trying this style of maxi. I would recommend wearing a close-fitting top and to cinch the waist in with a belt. This will help to give this look the appropriate proportions so that you send off a very "stylish" feminine vibe, instead of an "I borrowed this skirt from my grandma's closet" vibe. So what are your thoughts about the ankle-length maxi?