Ok maybe not a prom as I'm 43 and that just sounds naff but today I am finding a skirt that would work were I 25yrs younger. Actually that sounds wrong as well as I definitely want to wear this at 43. But no prom is on the agenda any time soon.
Basically I'm looking for a full skirt. There is not a pleat in sight - I have had a friend specifically ask me to do a blog on skirts that are not pleated so here we have it.
I would never have thought this style skirt would work for me, but I am completely loving the one I bought in the sale from M&S back in the Spring. I did toy with the idea of an LK Bennett one at the beginning of the year, but at almost £200 in the sale, it was rather too punchy an investment to wing it. However I managed to bag this one for about £28 which was far more palatable. I've been saving it to wear for the more Autumnal months as it definitely has a winter feel to it. Plus I never had the right top to wear with it. But as you can see from the blog post yesterday, a fitted jumper is a complete winner of a combo.
It doesn't have to be a polo neck, a deep v neck if you're more curvaceous would be a gorgeous look. Or a silk blouse - unbuttoned for those blessed with boobage, pussy bow for those of who were doled out fried eggs.
Length wise, being tall, I like mine long. I like mine as midi as possible. But if you're shorter, then just below the knee would perhaps be a more comfortable length.
M&S have come up again trumps though if you liked the one I had on yesterday. As they've done it again this season in a pink mix.
Zig Zag A Line Skirt from M&S £49.50
But there's also this one which I had on the other day on the metallic skirt blog. This is gorgeous and definitely has pockets.
ASOS Metallic Prom Skirt £45
Then there's also this option which I tried on yesterday in store and is just sublime. I simply couldn't justify another when I have so many other skirts I simply adore.
Bird Jacquard Print A Line Skirt from M&S £59
Sticking with the bird theme, I spied this one last week when I was working at a shopping event. It was my pick of the day.
Black Floral Full Skirt from Next £55 POCKETS KLAXON.
Similar at Warehouse. And I'm not so far off kilter with my prom description it seems..
Floral Jacquard Prom Skirt from Warehouse £65
Lufton Full Lace Midi Skirt from Finery £115
Now Coast isn't going to be everyone's cup of tea but for skirts like this, they are truly truly fabulous. And this one has pockets. Which is veritable skirt porn.
Coast Animal Print Meslita Skirt £129
But I would say they're very similar to the LK Bennett ones which are certainly not cheap at full price. In the sale however..
Tansia Printed Midi Skirt was £250 now £150 in Sloane Blue
And finally a shorter one - with a biker jacket which I love, although these shoes aren't doing it for me. They're slightly, dare I say it, too feminine for the skirt. I think I'm able to wear a skirt like this so long as I de-weddingfy it. Which is clearly a completely made up word but you get the gist? It simply can't be too feminine, as random as it sounds. For me, my footwear of choice would be an ankle boot.
Shorter in floral at Oasis £60
So I only have one of these and wore mine yesterday on the blog about polo necks. Last night, out again and this time in a new maxi dress. We were due to go to a pop up restaurant - 15 course taster menu and travelled a fair bit to get there. Only to find it was err cancelled. Oops. Free prosecco whilst we rang around trying to get somewhere else to eat and ended up locally in one of our favourite restaurants. A good night was had by all.
Space Dress - & Other Stories
Thurlaston clutch - Village England
Carmen velvet boots - Penelope Chilvers
Have done rugby this morning with the 8yr old and have fallen asleep on the sofa watching X Factor and Strictly. Dominos on its way and a movie. There are certainly worse ways to spend a Sunday. Got absolutely loads coming up this week, so I'm off to do some research whilst I wait for the pizza. Happy Sunday everyone!