The classic 50’s style full skirt is making a come back.  This look can add a lot of curve to your shape, drawing attention to your waist no matter what size you are. 

Here are a couple ways you can pull of this look:

Flat Sandals can tone down the formality of the skirt- This look can very easily appear very formal, so do what you can by making it appear more casual.  Wear a natural fiber blouse and pair the skirt with a pair of flat sandals for a look that can be worn every day.

Work with the right length- Choosing a full skirt that’s the right length for you can make all the difference when it comes to looking stylish.  Mid-calf skirts can give you the fullness you are after, without the length being overwhelming. The right length that show off the right amount of skin and draw attention to your legs, while cutting down the weight of the skirt. 

Choose the right fabric– I am a big fan of these skirts, but I have noticed they are hard to find.  Amazon doesn’t have much of a selection, and when they do have an attractive skirt, it’s biggest size is a size 8 which is small.  So make your own, or have one made. Its a simple gathering of a skirt, a zipper, and a waist band with a button.

Think about luxurious winter skirts and pair them with leather calf boots.  Use 100% wool for the cold winters, with a long sleeve top that you can tuck in.  Look for leather belt to pair with it.

Go for something natural for the summer like linen or raw silk.  Raw silk almost feels as light as paper, and gives a fullness to larger skirts with gathering or box pleats.  Raw silk often comes in a variety of bold colors… 

Patterns For Full Skirts

  • FASHION PATTERN BLOCK- FULL CIRCLE SKIRT- SIZES 8 TO 22- Design Your Own Pattern- Ebay
  • Box Pleat Pant-Skirt Sizes: 8-22- Amazon (amazon affiliate link)

  • Elliptical Skirt Pattern– The front and sides are gored, fitted to the waist with a pleat at each seam. The full back is tightly gathered into a few inches. This skirt has 9 panels in all, and is about 185″ at the hem (Amazon)

 My favorite looks from Zaful (top 2 rows, and J Crew -bottom row)

Jane Scott Hodges Photographed by Paul Costello

Krista Ewart May 2015 HB

Jane Scott Hodges Photographed by Paul Costello

eShakti Women’s Floral embellished cotton poplin skirt – Up to 6x (Amazon Affiliate Link)

Home Beautiful Jane Scott Hodges

Home Beautiful Jane Scott Hodges – Found on housebeautiful.com

Princess Madeleine for Elle Sweden November 2013

Princess Madeleine for Elle Sweden November 2013

Lovely Black Maxi Dress From Eshaki
Lovely Black Maxi Dress From Eshaki
 
J CREW Collection crinoline skirt in deep violet
 

Collection Crinoline Skirt | J.Crew

Marni’s resort 2014 collectionMarni’s resort 2014 collection
 
Marni’s resort 2014 collection offers the label’s signature ladylike yet eccentric aesthetic with an
outing of womanly silhouettes which place focus on the waist. Skirts fall to the knee while 3/4th length blouses are worn over cropped trousers and long tunics.

Skirt From Chic Wish

Skirt From Chic Wish

Floral Skirts

Sherri Hill, Full Skirt Temperley London

Floral Skirts

Sherri Hill ,& Sherry Hill

Full Skirts

Cupshe, 50s Chimney dress, Etsy

Women’s Sash tie cotton chambray maxi skirtamazon

Full Skirts 2

Martin Grant Pre-Fall 2015

Full Skirts

Brown tweed wool skirt -Etsy

Full Skirts

The Lane

Edwardian Long Skirt- Small to 3x Ebay

Full Skirts

Tartan Skirt- Pinterest

Stacy W. Hughes