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Let All Types Of Skirts Run Your Wardrobe!



This is the most fun trend right now! There’s nothing more comfortable,buoyant, versatile and flattering on various body types as skirts. The distinct types of skirts have pushed trousers off the market from pleated maxi skirts to cropped mini skirts. It is a fact, mini skirts will never go out of style for obvious reasons, but it is time to enjoy the ’70s (mostly) inspired skirts and more so, the ‘renovated‘ skirts.

Skirts give off a demure look and so accessorizing with either chunky jewelry, embellished pieces, bright colored accents (either as belts, purses or shoes), turns out brilliantly. Paired right and styled to taste, these skirts can be worn anywhere from the red carpet to the airport (a relaxed travel look).

Style Tips: 

  • If you are on the short side, long skirts may be a tad too overwhelming for your height, but adding a bright coloured belt gives the illusion of height(by lengthening the midriff) and a more defined silhouette.Of course, a good pair of heels are always in a girls favour too.
  • Taller girls can afford to be picky, choosing from abysmal long skirts, 3/4 skirts to short skirts

Below are looks to get you inspired:

When in doubt, go in black. It is classic, slimming and it always looks elegant. A graphic halter top with a floor length black skirt and a black and white belt to cinch the waist a few inches. The accessories brighten up the look to prevent dowdiness. White blatantly contrasts black but silver complements and polishes black to exude glamour.
What better way to combine  two popular  trends (skirts and color blocking) than by making them one! Already colour blocked items help prevent complications of mixing the wrong colours. Layer up boldly clashing blocks of colours, playing it safe rarely looks this good. Can be worn to parties, movie premieres and outing with friends.
The success of this trend stems from its deceptive simplicity even though various accessories have to be added to amplify the look. depending on one’s style, both samples can be worn interchangeably either on an afternoon out or a facile look to the airport (with flats or heels pertaining to the shorter skirt).
Since I am after all a 21st century girl, guiltily so, I love the sheer maxi skirts most! They are adventurous, beyond appealing and just about reveal as much as they conceal.Shorts (Gym pants-think Rihanna’s hot pants) or skirt linings are advised to be worn under these! CAUTION:: Toned legs required to pull off without a hitch!

Have fun trying this out.It is exactly what you are used to so no pressure just more attention to details like colours (bright colours,pastels,nudes) and key accessories(belts, jewelry purses and shoes).


  1. Kach

    August 22, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Elegantly put together. A style that flatters all body types!

  2. cathy

    August 22, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    love all

  3. Bukky

    August 22, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    what is that??? RE: the pink and orange skirt combo???

    • sade

      August 22, 2011 at 2:29 pm

      its called color blocking hun 🙂

    • Tiki

      August 22, 2011 at 5:09 pm

      and it’s lovely!

  4. daisy

    August 22, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Love em all except d pink n orange combo. Not rili convinced bout dt kinda colour adventure.

  5. -----

    August 22, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    The pink and orange ensemble is fierce! It just goes to say how confident you are when you step out in all the colors of the rainbow. It’s called the vavavoom look! Yels, let’s go there. You go girl!

  6. Jasmine

    August 22, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    which of them can a full figured lady wear? need advice pls

    • Ugo Onyeka

      August 22, 2011 at 10:49 pm

      @jasmine, I think a full figured lady can nicely pull of both the color blocking outfit and the black outfit.Colors are complimentary to all sizes and brighten moods,while black is slimming and sophisticated.It helps that the black skirt will highlight your figure.

  7. AJCiti

    August 22, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    I loved the colour blocking outfit and the sheer skirts. Why is Beyonce doing a “black power” fist in that photo…skirts, especially the longer ones are definitely in style right now. Two of my favourite Youtubers (LatoyaForever & BritPopPrincess) recently did outfit videos featuring long skirts.

    Latoya did an outfit with a sheer pink skirt from American Apparel and BPP did an assortment of mid length skirts, she is also Nigerian too, love her!

  8. Ugo Onyeka

    August 22, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Thanks people 🙂
    @AJCiti, i’ll check them out.

  9. sarah kwarteng

    August 22, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    i love the colours. wow.

  10. The Owl's Vision

    August 23, 2011 at 2:34 am

    I love the second outfit, bright colors are the new black

  11. pynk

    August 24, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    i somehow envisioned like sen. florence ita giwa in the last see thru skirt i dont know why.

  12. Demmy

    August 25, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    I love all the skirts shown. I am currently in love with the maxi skirt and I’m wearing one right now 🙂

  13. cleo

    August 25, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    To me the all black is the best combo here…whats with the busy tops and busy skirts…and im short so i would go for the all black combo…as for the others…no way…not feeling the combos at all….

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