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Friday, 8 November 2013

Skirts that Flutter

Fall Fashion Trends;

Given the ubiquity of street photography, it can now be easier to trend-spot outside fashion shows than inside. Case in point: the big and bold retro skirts so many women were wearing at the shows last month.

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You almost expected Carmel Snow to pull up in a Cadillac Brougham. Zanita Morgan, a model turned blogger and photographer, was a latter-day Grace Kelly in a voluminous skirt and angora sweater; Eva Chen, the Lucky editor, was uptown chic in a brocade Tibi; and Eleanor Strauss, the style director of Shopbop, wore a shorter style with a fitted crop top and leather jacket. While the days are still mild, you can pull off a hint-of-skin top under a leather jacket or peacoat.

For winter, try a relaxed-fit pullover and a waist-cinching coat that hits a few inches above the hemline of the skirt. Or for a different play on proportions, match with a slim turtleneck and short boxy jacket. On your feet: tall boots or ladylike heels. And, unless you’re perversely proud of your undergarments, beware of those subway grates.
From left: Samuji wool and silk flared skirt with frayed hem, $775 at <a href=""></a>; Miu Miu jacquard taffeta polka-dot skirt, $2,890 at <a href=""></a>; Tibi jacquard skirt, $395 at Tibi, 120 Wooster Street, <a href=""></a>.<em> </em>