Ask the Stylist: Maxi Skirt

February 4, 2011

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Ask the Stylist: Maxi Skirt

Dear Ask the Stylist

I’ve seen a few maxi skirts around this summer and they look great on holidays and in sunnier climates. Are there any maxi skirts suitable for an Irish autumn? I quite like the idea of one but don’t know where to look. M.S.

That’s a good question. The maxi skirt is set to be a big hit this autumn and indeed has an autumal look, as opposed to the holiday feel we’ve seen already this summer.

As seen on the AW catwalk by many designers, the best maxi, in my opinion, was the tailored look from Aquascutum. Good news for fans of this label as they’ve recently opened their first Irish store in Kidare Village, which means that while you may not get the latest collection, you will get your hands on the designer brand at huge discounts.

With the maxi skirt, you can go for a grunge or glam look. Petites and shorties needn’t worry either – you can wear this long silhouette with wedge boots or heels, height and comfort are what are called for here.

Jersey Maxi Skirt

A simple option for wearing this look is  a jersey maxi skirt and Topshop were first to the high street with a Rick Owens inspired black jersey fishtail skirt (£40). The jersey maxi is also a great weekend look – Myleene Klass wears hers running about town with a pair of converse.

Pleated Maxi Skirt

Jersey skirts might be too clingy for some, so you might want to try a pleated style. Acne, the “of-the-moment” Swedish label  which recently landed in Brown Thomas, have a cool black and floral pleated maxi dress (£385). For the non flowery fans, Acne also has a plain pleated skirt in khaki green (£279 and also available online at

Sequin Maxi Skirt

For super glam evenings, there are always sequins. River Island has a metallic pewter sequin skirt (£50), which you could team with a white vest for understated, on-trend evening glamour.

Nude Maxi Skirt

Nude, beige and camel colours will stay au currant this autumn winter, so what better way to wear the nude maxi skirt than half casual, half formal like Nicola Roberts did at Harrods two days ago when she re-launched her pale skin make up range,   Dainty Doll. To steal her style, try this Nude Seam Detail Maxi Skirt from ASOS (£26.00).

Animal Print Maxi Skirt

There are some great prints out there that would look great with a plain top. I’ve seen this look at festivals and it will work equally as good in colder climes.

For example, this grey feathered print against a black background (pictured, Dorothy Perkins, £25), would look nice with a black or grey top.

The same styling principle applies to animal prints – this one from New Look (pictured, £23), would look great with a slim fitting jersey top, and with its elasticised waistband and stretch fabric, it will be super comfortable too.

So whichever maxi you choose to work this season’s long-length silhouettes, with all the choice that’s available in the shops right now, you’ll be sure to find the perfect fit.

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5 Responses to “Ask the Stylist: Maxi Skirt”

  1. caterine buckley Says:

    the nude skirt does not do anything for nicola and the tee shirt does not match

  2. Annemarie Says:

    I think she’s going for the non matchy look alright Catherine. It’s her own kooky style but yeah I agree about the skirt. a hard one to pull off the nude maxi!

  3. Daphne Says:

    I’m passionate about the nude maxi skirt.

  4. Dolly Says:

    What shoes/ boots would you wear with a winter maxi?

  5. Annemarie Says:

    hi Dolly, thanks for posting your comment. It depends on what look you’re going for. If you’re tall, you can pull off flat boots, personally I need height so would go for a wedge boot that gives me that plus am still able to run around in them. Some suggestions for wedge boots are over here

    The great thing about a maxi skirt is that it hides everything underneath, so it’s hard to see the footwear.

    There are so many winter boots on offer at the moment. I’ve listed them all here

    lace up military boots are big this season too

    Hope that helps!
    Anne Marie

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