Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Day 7: The day-to-night skirt

Sheer pleats are the way to work this season's longer length. Not only are they a refreshing change from heavy, woollen pleats, they're perfect for taking you from the office to the party, too.

I love how the prim pleats and demure hemline of this Topshop skirt contrast with the fluid, semi-transparent chiffon, making it a versatile 2-for-1 outfit: work skirt by day; party skirt by night.

Now, if you're worried that the fabric is a little risque for work, rest assured there is a short slip underneath. Plus, once you add black tights, visible flesh becomes a more reserved silhouette instead. (I've just worn the skirt with bare legs to give an idea of how see-through the material is; btw, the jacket is Jil Sander for Uniqlo and the shoes are M&S.)

The skirt comes in black, navy and wine for £38 and in silver and gold lurex for £45. There's also a maxi-length black version for £45 which looks stunning on taller figures. Expect this trend to run into the next season as more gauzy pleats crop up in spring/summer's colourful palette and prints. Until then, make sure you hit the dance floor in this – it's perfect to try out some of those Strictly Coming Dancing moves!


  1. Love the sound of the lurex one - off to the site to check it out - sounds like it would be good during the day with a thick jumper and at night with a little top h'mmmm

  2. I've given in and ordered the gold one. I can just see it paired with my oatmeal sweater at work, just hope it's not too long for me

  3. saw it, love it, bought it...

  4. Yup, just arrived today and very very nice and swishy, not too much gold, deffo can be worn for the day....

  5. Hey Deborah and Anonymous,

    So pleased the skirt is a hit with you both. It makes me so happy when people go off and buy what I've blogged about.

    I'm loving Topshop's pleated chiffon trousers, too - they look part culotte, part full-length skirt. They're probably a bit faddy but they're so cool. Alas, I might need longer legs though!

    Bargainista Fashionista x x x



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