We're back to our regularly scheduled programming - discussing the Fall Trends!  Here are the promised designer takes on the full skirts. Be prepared to be bombarded with lots of inspirational photos!
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Louis Vuitton

There were tons of iterations on the fall runways but my favorite was Louis Vuitton. 

Marc Jacobs' interpretation didn't just call to me but grabbed me and said, "Wear me. Looooove me."


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Louis Vuitton


He did wonderful, wearable plaids.  I adore plaid.
And his shoes were so fantastic! (We'll be talking about the fall shoes next week.)



As I mentioned in my post last week about full skirts I already have, I'll be making a few circle skirts and plaid is most definitely on the list.

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Louis Vuitton


And the brilliant man translated the full skirt into LEATHER! That is sumptuous creamy leather you're looking at. How fantastic is that?

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LouisVuitton


Here's another leather stunner. 

And those gloves!  I did not buy a pair of opera length gloves from Talbots last year and I still regret it. 

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Louis Vuitton


How about a menswear pinstripe?  Love it!

And I REALLY love the handbags. 
I always choose structured bags over slouchy/Hobo-style bags.

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Important style notes!
1.  The full skirt should NOT hit above the knee.  That would translate to prom.

2.  The waist should hit at your waist, not sit low on your hips, otherwise you'll lose the whole hour-glass effect.

3.  Keep the top slim fitting to balance the fullness on the bottom. Remember - fashion is a matter of proportions.

4.  The full skirt can be worn loose or given a little structure and extra fullness with a crinoline/petticoat.  Don't fear the crinoline!

5.  If you're over 50, pair the skirt with a modern top, shoes and accessories to avoid the "Poor thing, she's living in the past." look.  A plain, fitted t-shirt, denim jacket or shrunken blazer will work perfect.


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Prada


A few other offerings.  From Prada.
The full skirt can be part of a dress as well!

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Paul Smith


From Paul Smith. 
Love the sheer overlay!  My toddlers would destroy it but I still love it!

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Luisa Beccaria


From Luisa Beccaria.
The skirt can be tiered for a little more fun.

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And lest you think this trend is "new", here are just a few shots from Donna Karan's SPRING 2008 and this years resort show. 
She had lots of wonderful full skirts two years ago!
Like I said last week, for anyone wanting to dress classic and feminine, the full skirt never goes out of style.

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Donna Karan


I really love the extra wide waistbands!

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Graphic prints work well even with all the volume.

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Donna Karan


Velvet!!

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Another graphic print with a lovely lacy top.  Fabulous styling.

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Donna Karan


Love the ethereal touch from the sheer material.  I am envisioning a sheer skirt like this over a contrasting layer.

Hope you enjoyed that look at some lovely femininity!  And I hope you give the full skirts a fair shake.  Try one and you just might fall in love like I did.
 


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10/13/2010 16:49

Hmmm, I'm starting to get in the mood to sew some big skirts! LOL

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10/13/2010 21:58

Love these. Love a soft feminine style!

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10/16/2010 11:05

Wow. I really love the Louis Vuitton stuff. All of it. Can't imagine where I would wear a leather skirt, given that I live in Florida. But I do love it.

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10/24/2010 18:43

I just bought one of the Prada dresses with a full skirt. I'll post on it soon. But it's one of the most beautiful pieces of clothing I've ever seen.

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