While taking stock of my summer clothes, I was startled to realize that even though my dresses cover the rainbow, there is some typecasting in pants and skirts. I own three blue skirts, three pairs of fatigue green pants, and three pairs of white pants.
I thought to challenge the status quo (skirts are blue and pants are green unless they are white) with this madcap skirt.
It’s so unlike me.
What say you?
This skirt is made an ultra-lightweight, textured silk.
As you may be able to see, there is a yoke that hits mid-thigh and there joins with a handkerchief-shaped flounce. The flounce was not lined and, though charming, rendered the skirt NSFW.
Of course, this was child’s play for Fatima! She lined the flounce, and attached the lining along the hem, which I never would have thought to do. The extra stitching gives the flounce structure and interest that it did not have, and would not have had with an unattached lining.
So interesting! I had no idea it would look like this once lined, but I am very pleased.
I think the skirt requires countervailing drama. I am not sure if I have gone from drama to melodrama. The Photographer named these photos “Witchy Dress.”
I was a little dismayed to realize, after I clipped the tags off this witchy top, that my bra is visible (just a bit) from the side. This coverage gap was not apparent from the front, where the ample ruffles circling the armscyes appear to provide plenty of coverage.
In a burst of laziness — an oxymoron — I decided to tuck a little of the ruffle into my bra and suddenly I am fully covered.
Consistent with our summer theme — variations — here are two slightly different looks.
When the temperature gets really hot, this square-necked tank and sandals will work well.
Later in the summer, I’ll show you this skirt with the cream-colored tops in my closet.
Come closer and see what I mean by “textured” silk. It feels and looks like a luxe seersucker.
For those who are wondering how the skirt is constructed, a demonstration: