One of summer’s most fashionable new trends is the maxi skirt. And, this 1970’s inspired piece may be the summer staple your wardrobe has been missing all season. Perfect for beating the Texas heat, a maxi skirt can be dressed up or down, and it even transfers easily to cooler seasons. Here is a look at some of the chicest maxi skirts in DFW and how to style them.
The Basic Black
The little black dress has long been a wardrobe staple for women. This summer season, considering giving your basic black dress a rest and opting for a black maxi skirt. I love this perfect piece from White House, Black Market for $88.00. The soft a-line keeps from hugging the hipline, and the synthetic fabric content makes this black maxi a perfect addition to your travel wardrobe. Minimal wrinkles! You can dress a basic black maxi up with fun summer wedges in a bright color (like silver or yellow), or you can make it super casual with gladiator sandals or flip-flops.
White House, Black Market Southlake
303 Grand Avenue
Southlake, Texas 76092
The Flirty Floral
If you love to channel your inner hipster, select a maxi skirt in a bohemian style. Florals, ruffles and tiers are all popular details for maxi skirts. Remember to select a skirt that reflects your natural shape and size. For example, if you are petite, opt for a floral maxi skirt with a small pattern and minimal ruffles and tiers to keep from overpowering your small frame. If you are tall, you will be more likely to carry off a larger print and additional ruffles and frills without looking like your maxi skirt is wearing you! Another good rule for maxi skirts is the fuller the skirt, the more fitted your top should be. Wearing a full skirt can be very tricky when you don’t streamline your look on the top half of your body.
Free People NorthPark
8687 North Central Expressway #2212
Dallas, Texas 75225
Hours: Open Mon-Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 12pm-6pm
Prim and proper maxi styles are also making a statement this summer. If you love a lady-like look, select a maxi with pleats or gathers and a soft a-line shape. This bold red skirt is available at Dillard’s for just $88.00. It pairs nicely with a black and white blouse for a traditional color scheme, or mix it with navy and camel for fashion-forward color pairing. And, remember to tuck in your top when wearing a maxi with gathers or pleats. This will keep your waist-line slim and create an hourglass silhouette.
Dillard’s North East
1101 Melbourne Road
Hurst, Texas 76053
Hours: Sun 12pm -6pm; Mon – Sat 10am-9pm
Lauren Bailey is the owner of Flawlessly Fashioned, a wardrobe consulting and personal shopping business based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. She works with clients of all ages, helping them to develop a flawless wardrobe that fits their lifestyle and career preferences. Learn more about Lauren at www.flawlesslyfashioned.com and follow her on Flawlessly Fashioned’s Facebook page for daily fashion tips.