Gone are the days when the only folks wearing long skirts were prancin’ around Woodstock. With fall 2010 around the corner, it’s high time for the maxi skirt to make a sophisticated comeback…
Take for instance, the Lurex Maxi Skirt from Topshop.  If you’re a classy lady and feeling sexy, this is the perfect combo of miniskirt and sheer length.  Throw on a tee to play it down, or spice it up with a sweet embellished tank.  Either way you can’t go wrong with a no-brainer piece like this.  Next up is Nicholas K Check‘s checkered maxi for Free People.  I consider this a modern take on the hippie chic style of the 1960’s and 70’s.  The hem is pure genius with just a touch of grunge, and you can easily rock it with boots.

Maxi skirts and dresses should be a staple piece of every woman’s wardrobe. They not only flatter all body types, but can be dressed up or played down, and are traditionally inexpensive. 

A few tips if you are shopping for a maxi:
1. Avoid oversized prints that can make you look large. 
2. Choose basic colors that are easy to mix and match with tops and accessories you might already have in your closet.
3. Less is more.  We know you love haute couture, but keep in mind not everyone can sport an asymmetrical rouched hem in a supermarket.  Stick with simple, slimming cuts and lengths and you’ll look like a million bucks no matter where you are.
4. Play around!  Step outside of the box and try on your long skirt as a dress, or your dress as a skirt and I bet you’ll surprise yourself.


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