Top: Dorothy Perkins
Skirt: Dream Diva
Well, the midi-length 3/4 circle skirt is officially my new favourite style.
After so much success with the Asos “fit and flare” skirt, and my own DIY’d version of the same I’ve been on the lookout for similar pieces.
I spotted this one in the window at Dream Diva as I was driving past some months ago but wrote it off because colour was so bright, and the fabric so thin.
Of course, come summer I started looking for bright colours and thin fabrics, and as I hadn’t had any further luck tracking down more “fit and flare” midi skirts I thought I’d go back to Dream Diva and see if they still had the skirt in my size.
Fortunately they did, and it was half price at a whopping $29.95.
In person the thin fabric doesn’t seem like such a big deal. I won’t be wearing lacy panties underneath it any time soon, but I haven’t found that the fabric was staticky or clingy at all. It just drapes and flows and flutters pleasingly around the legs (and less pleasingly around the shoulders when caught in a freak windstorm.) Most importantly it doesn’t seem to crush badly.
I feel like the skirt is too long and needs a few inches taken from the hem to really harness its flirty, summery potential, but it goes nicely with my Dorothy Perkins koi/goldfish top.
And, if the orange is just a bit too much Dream Diva is now doing it in black, though it’s still full price.
If you’re wanting something a bit heavier Asos is re-visiting the original in a weighty Ponte fabric. It’s the exact same fit as the cotton drill version I originally bought, though the fabric doesn’t have quite the same stiffness, and doesn’t sit out quite as satisfactorily. The jersey does mean it’s doesn’t crush at all though, and it comes in a broad range of colours. And also a graphic check print that I’m trying really REALLY hard not to succumb to.