The spring summer 2019 fashion rediscovers all the femininity of the skirts with midi and knee length. To underline the silhouette with wide poodle shapes and more close-fitting lines, the newest skirts are inspired by the Fifties or can have asymmetrical cuts that bring a refreshing new tone into the most elegant wardrobe.
A classy touch with the knee length skirts in style Grace & Audrey
The elegance of the Hollywood’s Divas inspires the collections of female clothing for the spring summer 2019, with the trendiest fashion designers who exalt the women’s bodies proposing wide midi skirts perfect for a sophisticated look. On catwalks the poodle skirts and the flared knee-length skirts following the 50s trend are practically everywhere, in many variants of colors, prints and fabrics:
At Dior the skirt realized in precious taffetas of with a shaded effect silk chiffon reaching up to the half calf, is enriched by wide volumes and is worn with a simple turtleneck sweater
The brocade fabric has a metallic effect for the skirts of Delpozo, perfect for a cocktail or a ceremony if combined to a beautiful blouse and a tailored jacket
The midi skirt by Prada has large pleats, while the pleated fabric is present in many collections both in solid colors and with metallized glows, as seen in the fashion shows of N° 21, Marco De Vincenzo, Fendi and Burberry
Prints give a touch of joy to the wide poodle skirts realized by Stella Jean, who prints her flounced models with ethnic and tropical patterns, while Molly Goddard chooses the Gingham print for her chiffon skirt decorated by small ruffles and Isa Arfen creates funny souvenir-style prints reproducing the pictures of the Italian Dolce Vita
For an elegant look the best way to match the knee-length poodle skirt following the Fifties revival, is that to choose as accessories the court shoes or the famous flat shoes and a small clutch bag. For a more casual style or to lighten the mood of a too serious outfit, the ideal is to choose sandals without heels or the ankle boots, so trendy this year.
Sexy and audacious with the pencil skirts
Who looks good with the pencil skirt? The answer is easy, practically everybody. Because the close-fitting skirt reaching just below the knee or at half calf emphasizes every kind of silhouette, especially the lines of curvy women. Also this model is inspired by the mythical Fifties, but according to the latest trends it’s made more contemporary by material and colors sometime unconventional.
The ultra-feminine gradations of pink and fuchsia color the tight pencil skirts of Escada and Marc Jacobs, while Versace proposes black, grey and mustard colors, with fabrics that seem stolen from the male wardrobe or with vinyl effects, for the extremely sexy models that have a high waist and wrap the body. Also N° 21 and Burberry give a pinch of grit to the female clothing with leather pencil skirts, using a varnish texture in black and neutral shades.
The skirts by Dolce & Gabbana are close-fitted up to the knee and then have a siren line that emphasizes the female body, enriching it with embroideries and floral prints. Gucci proposes slightly straight lines for the midi skirts, to wear with a shirt and the trainers to give a pinch of creativity to the look, otherwise too classy.
How to wear the asymmetrical midi skirt, the great must-have of the season
On catwalk were seen all kinds of colors and fabrics, but surely the more innovative midi skirt chooses the asymmetry to create a creative and trendy look, but also a sensual and refine style.
For the springtime Salvatore Ferragamo chooses the suede and M.S.G.M. the leather with a crocodile print or the eco-leather, while Sportmax proposes versions in cool wool closed in front by big buttons following the revival of the Seventies. Always in solid colors, especially in neutrals and warm shades, there are the asymmetrical skirts with a beautiful tone of cognac and a deep slit in the front by Max Mara and those knee-length seen in the fashion shows of Marni and Tod’s, both decorated with soft drapes.
Other important details for the midi skirts are the flounces, present in a nude shade at Antonio Marras, in total white at Max Mara and with a striped print, as seen in the catwalks of Luisa Beccaria, Victoria Tomas and House of Holland.
The most romantic prints are those with floral patterns of Dolce & Gabbana and Blugirl, while those designed by Dries Van Noten, Peter Pilotto and Oscar De La Renta cheer up the midi skirts wrapped asymmetrically around the body like a sarong, with prints vaguely inspired by ethnic themes reinterpreted in a Pop key or with neon colors.
Prints and particular fabrics are the protagonists of the knee-length skirts of the summer
Both for the day and for the evening the midi skirt is the ideal for every kind of outfit, what matters is to choose the right fabric and the prints more suitable for each occasion.
For the more casual daywear the fabric par excellence is jeans, that is whitened by Proenza Schouler or combined with an unusual tartan at Gucci and Carolina Herrera. For the more elegant daywear the animal print is perfect, like that interpreted in black and white by See by Chloé or in the classic leopard pattern of Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry and Rejina Pyo.
What fabric use for the evening? The trendiest collections offer a wide range of choices in matter of fabrics and precious embroideries. Simone Rocha and Prada propose half-calf chiffon skirts which play with effects of transparency and brightness through small sequins embroideries. The most seductive lace is instead in the fashion shows of Dolce & Gabbana, Christopher Kane and Tory Burch, while the tulle net is the favorite material for the romantic style skirts created by Valentino Red and the lunar-effect silver skirts designed by Giorgio Armani. A touch of extravagance for the summer evening is given by Rochas, which decors the knee-length skirt with delicate light blue ostrich feathers.