Hot trend alert – skater skirts look set to be big in 2013
As usual, London Fashion Week brought with it a huge number of different trends for the autumn/winter 2013 season, but not all of them are so easy to emulate on the average woman’s budget.
However, if you want one of the latest trends of the season without having to spend a fortune, take your inspiration from the Topshop Unique collection for autumn 2013.
Many of the models walking for the brand, including model-of-the-moment Cara Delevingne, wore skater skirts and dresses. This is set to be an absolutely huge trend throughout spring and summer 2013 and well into the colder months. Flattering to virtually all shapes and sizes, skater skirts look best when worn high-waisted, just above the knee or shorter and with a touch of flirty, feminine confidence.
Many of the skater skirts in London Fashion Week A/W 2013 were made of PVC-type materials, creating a slick, leather look finish. Some may baulk at the idea of wearing PVC, but when teamed with the right pieces, this look is incredibly versatile and surprisingly subtle.
For daytime, team a camel PVC or leather-look skater skirt with an over sized cream cable knit jumper and ankle boots. In the winter, a camel coloured coat on top, perhaps with a faux fur trim provides the perfect luxe finish for your effortless chic daytime look. For a super-cool, club-ready look, a black leather-look skater skirt is the ideal choice. Wear yours short with tough-looking, chunky ankle boots and a cropped band T-shirt, and if you’re feeling bold, choose a style which reveals just a peep of midriff.
Those who are more avant-garde in their fashion choices can take a stab at another hot look fresh of the catwalks at London Fashion Week A/W 2013. Mulberry models were dressed in skater skirts, but with a twist. The skirts were worn over wide-leg trousers, similar to a look worn in 2012 by Harry Potter actress Emma Watson, who may even have triggered the trend.
Ultimately, it’s quite difficult to get the skater skirt trend wrong. It is flattering, feminine and flirty, and can be dressed up or down for any occasion and for any season. There are also hundreds of different skater dress styles out there, so you should be able to find at least a couple which suit you and your wardrobe. Every woman should have at least one skater skirt; it’s a wardrobe staple and will be a huge trend throughout 2013 and beyond.
Christine Felton is a Writer at Fashion Union provider of on trend women’s clothing in the UK.
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