Hello Hump Day!
Last week I shared my tips for styling a midi-skirt. After such a great response to the post ( thanks everyone for your lovely comments! ) I thought I would share my tips for wearing another of my favourite style’s ….. the Pleated Maxi!
I’m wearing a beautiful blue pleated maxi from Best and Less that is currently still available on their website for a mere $5.00!!
I kid you not…… see it here!
Now as much as I lurve this skirt the only issue I have with it is the dreaded…..
ELASTIC WAISTBAND!! (which was not enough of an issue to prevent me buying it!)
Even someone as straight up and down, tall and lanky as me can end up feeling frumpy at the mere mention of elastic. And nobody wants to feel like that!
My solution to this HUGE dilemma ( because you know it really is a first world problem!) is to try and style the skirt in such a way that you either disguise the waistband or draw attention away from it.
First up the disguise….
I’m wearing a wide tan belt to cover over the waistband with a simple white singlet. The singlet being snug sits nicely under the skirt and the belt helps to disguise any puckering around the waist. I added the vest to give more coverage over the hips along with a bright tassel necklace and bracelet for a pop of colour! The singlet is from the Best and Less basics range and the vest I’ve had for many years!
Another way I like to wear this skirt is with a t-shirt or singlet knotted at the front or to the side. I’m a big fan of the knot!
With some skirts, particularly one like this it’s just to difficult to tuck your tops into it and leaving the top out just adds to the frumpiness! ( is that even a word??)
Here’s my way of drawing your attention elsewhere…..
By adding a statement necklace or a bright t-shirt hopefully your not looking at the elastic waistband and my attempts to distract you have worked! (insert evil laugh mwhahahaha!! )
Seriously though I know these looks might not be everyone’s cup of tea but if you have a skirt similar to this one or if you’re thinking of buying one perhaps these ideas might give you a teeny bit of inspiration to try something different!
Here’s more inspiration from Pinterest!
* note they don’t all have elastic waistbands but they’re just so pretty! *
Have a great Wednesday everyone…… remember fashion should be FUN!
** Special thanks to my brother Michael for taking the first three photo’s **