Think Big: How To Wear The Full Skirt Everywhere

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Think Big: How To Wear The Full Skirt Everywhere

Ladies, it’s time to put down your pencils. As much as we love a slim-fit skirt, this summer is all about the circle skirt. Feminine, flirty, and completely twirl-worthy, flared skirts add drama to any ensemble — hey, the bigger the skirt, the bigger the statement, right?

The key to wearing it? A few clever styling tricks, plus an up-to-date beauty look, courtesy of Maybelline, will make sure your look's more modern than Mad Men. Check out our guide to making full skirts work everywhere. From a retro-romantic date, to a dance-all-night look that’s anything but demure, this is summer's hottest way to pump up the volume.

Modeled by Erica Rosen at Major; Styled by Emily Barnes; Makeup by Katie Mellinger; Hair by Bethany Brill.

" A full skirt is probably the most versatile piece you can have in a warm-weather wardrobe — it’s easy to dress up or down with a casual tee or a pretty blouse, and it’s just breezy enough for a hot summer day."

- Holly E. Thomas, Washington D.C. Editor

Surf & Sand:
Chicest cover-up, ever: Your bikini becomes boardwalk-ready when you add a breezy skirt, bauble necklace, and a neon red lipstick. Don’t forget your stunner shades.

Modeled by Erica Rosen at Major; Styled by Emily Barnes; Makeup by Katie Mellinger; Hair by Bethany Brill.

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids in Neon Red 890, $7.49, available at Maybelline; Giejo Bikini Top, $112, available at Giejo; Burning Torch Macaw Skirt, $272, available at Burning Torch; Charlotte Olympia Darcy Flats, $695, available at Bergdorf Goodman; Mykita Mylon Icco 309 Sunglasses, $531.02, available at Eyediology Opticians; Natalie Frigo Necklace.
Hot Nights:
Feelin’ hot? Keep a monochromatic look interesting by playing with proportion: A full skirt and wedge heels balance a teeny top and just-the-essentials bag — and a swipe of silver eyeshadow, plus a hot plum lip makes sure all eyes are on you. Now go ahead, give us a twirl.

Modeled by Erica Rosen at Major; Styled by Emily Barnes; Makeup by Katie Mellinger; Hair by Bethany Brill.

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids in Hot Plum 900, $7.49, available at Maybelline; Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal in Silver Strike 60, $6.99, available at Maybelline; Preen Bralet; Marissa Webb Leather Skirt, available at Barneys; Charlotte Olympia Miranda Sandal, $985, available at Moda Operandi; Anna Sheffield Chasse Amulet Ring, $335, available at Anna Sheffield.
Sunny Days:
A thigh-grazing skater skirt remains a modest proposal when you add a graphic-print sweater, kitten heels, and a high ponytail. And the last word in adorable: A sweep of metallic cobalt shadow to match your shoes — retro, meet modern.

Modeled by Erica Rosen at Major; Styled by Emily Barnes; Makeup by Katie Mellinger; Hair by Bethany Brill.

Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal in Electric Blue 75, $6.99, available at Maybelline; Chinti & Parker Intarsia Star Cashmere Sweater, $545, available at Shopbop; Zimmermann Skirt; Charlotte Olympia Pumps, available at Charlotte Olympia, 212-744-1842; Paige Novick Gold Mini Natalie Cuff, $425, available at Paige Novick.
Weekend Chic:
For the weekend, embrace the throwback nature of the knee-length full skirt. Pair yours with a Breton-stripe T-shirt, demure flats, and a pretty, think-pink beauty look — they’ll wonder who invited Bardot to brunch.

Modeled by Erica Rosen at Major; Styled by Emily Barnes; Makeup by Katie Mellinger; Hair by Bethany Brill.

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids in Brazen Berry 905, $7.49, available at Maybelline; Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal in Inked In Pink 55, $6.99, available at Maybelline; Sandro TinTin Navy Striped Tye-Dye T-shirt, $110, available at Sandro; Honor Scalloped Silk Cloque Skirt, $1,700, available at Honor; Aldo Brueske Flats, $60, available at Aldo; Shourouk Leonide Bag, 525 €, available at Shourouk; Scosha String Bracelets, various prices, available at Scosha; A Peace Treaty Nebu Ring, $120, available at A Peace Treaty; Zena Khan Aliya Knuckle Duster.
Summer Fling:
How to keep a feminine skirt from getting too frou-frou? Team it with an on-trend, sheer top and color-blocked heels. Add a vivid orange lip, and you've got a look that was made for flirting.

Modeled by Erica Rosen at Major; Styled by Emily Barnes; Makeup by Katie Mellinger; Hair by Bethany Brill.

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids in Vibrant Mandarin 885, $7.49, available at Maybelline; Novis Blouse, available at American Two Shot, 212-925-340; Porter Grey Leather Skirt; Chrissie Morris Shoes; Auden Remy Cuff, $638, available at Auden.



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