Tuesday, 10 December 2013

FULL CIRCLE

There can be no doubt that the charm of bygone days are revived with full skirts, hence the welcome reception of this beautiful phenomenon! I remember my mother wearing skirts as big as a satellite dish, making her look as if she was spinning around the dance floor like a whirling dervish. The volume and fullness of a full flared skirt also invokes a feeling of childhood memory bringing a sense of freedom and femininity. Some fabrics are better suited for this type of skirt as the weight of a voluminous style just gives it much more body, allowing the cloth to fall to the floor  like concert drapes. It's  also well suited to rounded hips as it draws the attention away from pear shapes and leads the eye  to the legs and the waste, with mid length skirts adding some height. It's an easy trend to style, as the simple addition of a button up shirt gives it a feeling of formality without  detracting from the playfulness of the skirt. All you need to finish it off, is to slip into the Cinderella like rock studs to make you feel like a princess. Otherwise, a pair of strappy heels or T-bar Mary Janes are just as chic, giving the look it's final edge.
 
I love these skirts for the sheer luxury of metres of fabric being wrapped around you and making me want to take to the dance floor......
 
Voile Blouse - Thrifted
Skirt - Belle Epoque
Shoes - Valentino
Neck piece and bracelet - Sass Diva
 

37 comments:

  1. Nicolene, I love your skirt and I love your whole look, it's beautiful, elegant and attractive. I really like the fabric and the flight of the skirt is wonderful, and is also beautiful blouse, with those beautiful details. The shoes are cute. A great post, you look beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Josep, it's great to receive such a compliment!
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  2. You look fabulous Nicolene !! The skirt is truly gorgeous !!
    XX Luba

    http://www.well-living-blog.com

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  3. I love full skirts like they look wonderful. Gorgeous on you :)))

    Kizzy xx
    The Dainty Dolls House

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    1. Thank you very much, hope you have a great day!
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  4. Hello,Ciao Nicolene...Great Blog and Your Style is Elegant,Chic and Fabolous...Yes,You're right full Skirts are so Charming...and What a great Outfit...Classy,Sophisticated...and the Italian made Shoes are a fantastic note...Cheers!
    Ciao from Italy

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    1. Per favore! I appreciate your comments and welcome all new visitors. As you may have noticed, I am smitten with Italian style, fashion and food!
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    2. Thank You,Grazie and Buongiorno,Goodmorning Nicolene,...Yes,It's great to see how much You appreciate the Italian Style. I cannot wait to see Your new outfits...maybe with a touch of Italian fashion!
      un augurio di una Buonagiornata,have a great day.

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  5. What an elegant look! The lace skirt is so classic and love the Valentino shoes.. are they comfortable?

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI!
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES (a fashion and life-style blog)
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/

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    1. Thank you dear, and yes, much to my surprise, the shoes are most comfortable.
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  6. This outfit is incredible. It is fantastic! I mean it because you look like a million dollar lady! I want to copy it right away. Those shoes in spite of straps make your legs look much longer. I need to find the right material and make me one.

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    1. Thank you Martina, it's a very usefull item in my closet! I would love to go shopping with you for fabric!
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  7. You wear it well and look STUNNING! It's a beautiful, feminine look.

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  8. I love your elegant outdit and beautiful skirt! Kisses.
    http://www.solaanteelespejo.blogspot.com.es/

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  9. Beautiful, I love this type of styling and you have done it well. Gorgeous shoes and great texture on the skirt. Volume without being too full. Hope you are able to wear this outfit to some holiday parties.

    blue hue wonderland

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  10. so lovely! ^^

    Would you like to follow each other on GFC? let me know!

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  11. Lovely, lovely look! Festive, yet still sophisticated!

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  12. Absolutely cool, I love your whole look Nicolene!!!!
    Kisssssss

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  13. Nicolene,
    You look amazing in a full circle skirt! Seriously… I love this skirt on you!
    xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

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    1. Thank you Pip, I appreciate your support! I've developed a new found fondness for these skirts!
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  14. I’ve chosen this to be one of my “What I Love” looks for this week. I hope you'll keep an eye out on my blog tomorrow.

    Terry
    http://terrystwocents.tumblr.com

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    1. Thanks Terry, that's a great comment and encouragement! Sure I will keep an eye on your blog! Love your style!
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  15. Nicolene!!! I am so impressed about this look on you!! The volume of the skirt is fantastic and your shoes…OMG! they are fantabulous. I mean, every single item in this look is perfect. You are a diva my friend!
    xo
    Carelia

    Mysmallwardrobe.com

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    1. Thanks Carelia, you are so kind! With temperatures rising dramatically down here, styling becomes quite a challenge!
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  16. Have a brilliant friday my dear fashionistas!!!!!!!

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  17. Love the shoes!

    Federica
    http://www.thecutielicious.com

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  18. absolutely amazing dress, the midi skirt and these shoes are my dream as a right now ;)

    xxo

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  19. Fantastic skirt! Love it all.

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  20. You look stunning! Love, love the skirt and the gold necklace with the black top.

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  21. Nicolene, you look beautiful in such skirts, and I love the way you describe them - so "tasty" that I even want to try such a skirt on! :)

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