The feminine fit and flare skirt has evolved from last season´s skater silhouette to the now trumpet style. Trumpet skirt is a sister to drop waist dresses and a best pal to skater skirt but with its own character – the upper portion is fitted while the lower seam flares out from the body.
From spring/summer 2014 runway stage we saw a diversion of trumpet style, mini to midi length skirts, with ruffles or flounces that bring girly-ness to a whole new level.
Because the top portion of the skirt hugs your curves, you need to be comfortable with your shape and your derriere. Stand straight, walk with good posture in order to give your rear its best look.
Wear with a Cute Top
Dolce & Gabbana, Badgley Mischka, Lanvin: SS14
If you want to create an illusion of long legs, opt for midi trumpet skirts to partner with a cute top, tuck in. To wear it to formal affairs, go for a simple clean top such as a solid colored silk or a collared button-down shirt. Adding a matching blazer will create a very elegant, polish tandem.
To wear it to the street and showcase your creative side, experiment with pattern mixing. Dolce & Gabbana showed us how a subtle tribal print short sleeve top looks great with a polka dot midi trumpet skirt.
Wear with a Pullover
Asos, Net-a-porter, Celine A/W13
For transitional days, early fall or late spring, play up your femininity with gorgeous trumpet skirts and knitted pullover topped with ankle boots or pumps (worn with socks). Remember that if your skirt is mini, you have to tuck your top. But if you feel like wearing it untuck and a little loose, make sure that your skirt is a midi and your top hits around the first hip.
Wear with Some Personality
Cynthia Rowley, Susie Bubble
It´s about dressing the occasion. Need an easy-to-wear party look? Go for a (matching) printed trumpet-skirted ruffled outfit. Gotta impress in the street? Try Susie Bubble´s quirky look with unexpected pieces to go with a bright trumpet skirt. Love channeling it to work? Dress up a black trumpet silhouette with a bright print blazer.
So tell me girls, are trumpet skirts make you excited for spring and summer? How would you wear this new fit and flare trend?