No skirting around fashion

There’s a holiday abroad that’s celebrated today: Skirt Day.

So what’s a skirt you ask? Why, it’s a garment that hangs from the waist down, and can most often be identified by the fashionably challenged as “That bit of cloth what hangs from the waist down on a dress, if there were no ‘top-part’ to the dress.”

Skirt Day is in part due to a film known as La Journée de la jupe, during which a “skirt day” was proposed in response to the cultural restrictions of the setting of the film. Such a request was formally put to the French Minister of Education, wherein all women would be permitted to wear skirts to school.


But there’s no reason we can’t be part of the fun. Maxi dresses are my wardrobe staple, so I’m feeling a bit anxious about winter’s approach. I struggle to find tops I’m comfortable in. Something that’s not skin-tight, but also not circus tent-like.

But I digress.

The best skirt

Last year I had a couple of bad online shopping experiences – because apparently curvy people can’t have pretty stuff. But the wonderful people over at Bibi Rouge really went out of their way to turn that around for me in December.

(By the way, this is not a sponsored post).

I ordered the Audrey – in black, of course. It is beautiful, and most importantly, it has pockets! But I’ve been very self-conscious wearing it. The first time I wore it with a strappy tank top and felt very aware of my body. Several weeks passed before trying again, this time with a tank top that was not quite so fitted and I chose not to tuck it into the skirt. I actually felt amazing that day, so a week later, I wore it again, this time with a flared tank top. I was very comfortable, but it didn’t do the skirt any justice. So I’ll be shopping for a few more tops (the Slade Top looks amazing, and there’s nothing cuter than Anna). But first, I’ll need to get the Helena; she seems to be the lengthier sister of Audrey.

I hope you celebrate today by twirling (and shopping online for amazing skirts with pockets).


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