Summer Fashion: Fabulous Full Skirts

Thursday, August 20, 2009

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Victoria's Secret Full belted voile skirt
Full Belted Voile Skirt

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Summer brings all kinds of revealing clothing to the table, but sometimes it’s nice to remain a mystery. To mix things up a bit, I want to talk about full skirts-- really represent them-- even though I don’t have a big booty. I mention big booties, because for some reason ladies think that’s what it takes to wear a full skirt-- wrong! Full skirts can be worn by women of all different shapes and sizes. It is true they do a good job hiding booty, but they flow and flirt no matter what type of body you’ve got. I mean, look at Jennifer Grey as Frances in Dirty Dancing, she wore full skirts and was the most impressive girl around. Okay, I know her dance moves were sharp, but wardrobe always counts for something.

Besides being mysterious, full skirts are conveniently less panty revealing-- so there are no accidents. If only Paris Hilton’s wardrobe assistant would recommend full skirts, we would all be spared the peep shows. Perk number three is that you don’t have to shave your entire leg to wear them! Now that I have gone over pros of wearing a full skirt, I’m going to get down to full skirts.

Gingham Flounce Skirts by Kara Janx
Kara Janx Gingham Flounce Skirt

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Call me a yellow fanatic, but I can’t deny a color that picks up my mood every time… why resist? They say what you resist, will persist! So, in cooperation with the no-resistance rule, I have chosen a yellow Full Belted Voile Skirt from Victoria Secret. This isn’t an ordinary full skirt, but one with powerful force. This particular skirt has a huge belt that wraps around the skirt made of the same material. It’s a semi-sheer material that is layered to keep it from revealing your best assets. The color options are yellow, black, white and berry. All colors are wonderful and can easily be paired with a tucked in simple cotton or spandex shirt. Don’t go overboard with the top when wearing a full skirt, and don’t try to pair it with a loose top, because that will result in a “full” you.

For a daring full skirt, try the Gingham Flounce Skirt by Kara Janx. This skirt is fierce! The olive and beige small checkered pattern gives it a very girly look, but it’s far from anything a little girl should be wearing. If you are a daring adult, try it. I love the shirt they paired it with in the picture. The idea of wearing a turtle neck type of top that tucks in is spectacular with this type of skirt. I can also envision it with a tight brown top and brown shoe. This choice is short-- make sure you shave!

Moving on to a longer full skirt, I went to Anthropologie to find my next fascinating pick. I chose this skirt because it’s funky and different. It’s semi-long, and it has a zipper down the front middle of the skirt. The Illustrated Pathway Skirt from Edme & Esyllte is a flower, paisley and flourishes pattern. It could have been an overwhelming pattern, but the white/black color combination makes this skirt a killer choice! This skirt with a red top, red heel, metal jewelry, and you won’t be missing a beat!
Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.