WOMEN’S SKIRTS

Well-chosen women’s skirts, will always and unfailingly enhance the figure. It's amazing how favourably such a garment can arrange cooperation between the waist, tummy, thighs, knees and calves, camouflaging the unnecessary and enhancing assets.

Layered skirt od See By Chloe Layered skirt od See By Chloe

See By Chloe

Layered skirt

Patterned skirt od Diane Von Furstenberg Patterned skirt od Diane Von Furstenberg

Diane Von Furstenberg

Patterned skirt

Denim skirt od Vetements Denim skirt od Vetements

Vetements

Denim skirt

Leather skirt od Vetements Leather skirt od Vetements

Vetements

Leather skirt

Short appliqued skirt od Balmain Short appliqued skirt od Balmain

Balmain

Short appliqued skirt

Patterned pleated skirt od Comme des Garcons Ninomiya Patterned pleated skirt od Comme des Garcons Ninomiya

Comme des Garcons Ninomiya

Patterned pleated skirt

Short skirt with pockets od Balmain Short skirt with pockets od Balmain

Balmain

Short skirt with pockets

Capsule od Moschino Capsule od Moschino

Moschino

Capsule

Embellished skirt od Balmain Embellished skirt od Balmain

Balmain

Embellished skirt

Checked skirt od Dsquared2 Checked skirt od Dsquared2

Dsquared2

Checked skirt

Short tweed skirt od Moncler Gamme Rouge Short tweed skirt od Moncler Gamme Rouge

Moncler Gamme Rouge

Short tweed skirt

Skirt with decorative split od Victoria Beckham Skirt with decorative split od Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham

Skirt with decorative split

Memento capsule od Kenzo Memento capsule od Kenzo

Kenzo

Memento capsule

Pencil skirt od Victoria Victoria Beckham Pencil skirt od Victoria Victoria Beckham

Victoria Victoria Beckham

Pencil skirt

Long single-vented skirt od Haider Ackermann Long single-vented skirt od Haider Ackermann

Haider Ackermann

Long single-vented skirt

Striped flared dress od Sonia Rykiel Striped flared dress od Sonia Rykiel

Sonia Rykiel

Striped flared dress

Lace-trimmed skirt od Sonia Rykiel Lace-trimmed skirt od Sonia Rykiel

Sonia Rykiel

Lace-trimmed skirt

Short skirt od Versace Versus Short skirt od Versace Versus

Versace Versus

Short skirt

Velvet skirt od McQ Alexander McQueen Velvet skirt od McQ Alexander McQueen

McQ Alexander McQueen

Velvet skirt

Insciption skirt od McQ Alexander McQueen Insciption skirt od McQ Alexander McQueen

McQ Alexander McQueen

Insciption skirt

Lace skirt od Givenchy Lace skirt od Givenchy

Givenchy

Lace skirt

Flared skirt od Loewe Flared skirt od Loewe

Loewe

Flared skirt

Leather skirt od Diesel Leather skirt od Diesel

Diesel

Leather skirt

Tweed skirt od Sonia Rykiel Tweed skirt od Sonia Rykiel

Sonia Rykiel

Tweed skirt

Checked skirt od Off White Checked skirt od Off White

Off White

Checked skirt

Herringbone skirt od Maison Margiela Herringbone skirt od Maison Margiela

Maison Margiela

Herringbone skirt

'web' bow skirt od Gucci 'web' bow skirt od Gucci

Gucci

'WEB' bow skirt

Long skirt od Rick Owens DRKSHDW Long skirt od Rick Owens DRKSHDW

Rick Owens DRKSHDW

Long skirt

Skirt with pocket od Etro Skirt with pocket od Etro

Etro

Skirt with pocket

Asymmetrical skirt od Chloe Asymmetrical skirt od Chloe

Chloe

Asymmetrical skirt

Decorative closure skirt od Salvatore Ferragamo Decorative closure skirt od Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo

Decorative closure skirt

Asymmetrical skirt with fringes od Stella McCartney Asymmetrical skirt with fringes od Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

Asymmetrical skirt with fringes

Flared leopard skirt od Diesel Flared leopard skirt od Diesel

Diesel

Flared leopard skirt

Folded skirt od Vivienne Westwood Folded skirt od Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood

Folded skirt

Long pleated skirt od Maison Margiela Long pleated skirt od Maison Margiela

Maison Margiela

Long pleated skirt

Pleated skirt od Christopher Kane Pleated skirt od Christopher Kane

Christopher Kane

Pleated skirt

Lurex skirt od Alexander McQueen Lurex skirt od Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

Lurex skirt

Short skirt od Versace Versus Short skirt od Versace Versus

Versace Versus

Short skirt

Raw-trimmed skirt od Maison Margiela Raw-trimmed skirt od Maison Margiela

Maison Margiela

Raw-trimmed skirt

Short checked skirt od Balmain Short checked skirt od Balmain

Balmain

Short checked skirt

The skirt – defender of style and chic

Over time, the hems of skirts have been higher or lower depending on changing definitions of femininity, independence, self-confidence, the need for liberation, exploring and modesty. After years of certain types of skirts being in fashion, the time of openness to all styles has arrived.

The secret lies in the proportions

Everything depends on the right balance between the length and cut, and the dimensions of the body. A green light for all styles of skirts means we can go straight to the mirror and send the trousers on holiday.

The story of fashionable skirts

In the 19th century, skirts ceased to function solely as petticoats. The route to their popularity lay in making them practical. Along with socio-cultural changes, more dynamic lifestyles and greater mobility led to a growing demand for functional and comfortable outfits. The bottom halves of outfits became separate from tops, and women gained more freedom and the possibility of collecting clothes. The glamorous New Look of Dior attached multilayer and rigid slips to calf-length skirts. Defining this style as exaggerated and idealised, Coco Chanel responded with the introduction of the iconic suit of jacket and slightly flared A line skirt. In such way came the answers for women who were tired of corsets and in need of clothes that were in line with a changing reality. Skirt lengths decreased and short skirts arrived with the British designer Mary Quant, who effectively promoted the new fashion, the model Twiggy linked the mini skirt forever with the characteristic style of the 1960s.

Skirts on the catwalk

The story of skirts reveals the ideas and inspiration of truly gifted designers. In 1947, Christian Dior presented a mid-calf black wool skirt, resting on rigid layers of petticoats and worn with a jacket radically tapered at the waist. The feminine figure gained a small release in 1956, with the presentation of a freer suit with pencil skirt to the knee. The French genius Hubert de Givenchy proposed in 1961 a tweed jacket and straight skirt for Jacqueline Kennedy, and many designers have paid tribute to tweed and simplicity in subsequent years. In 1993, Oscar de la Renta offered what was simplicity and elegance itself, a suit jacket with a taut double row waist belt and a long pencil skirt. Peter Speliopoulos’ first collection of Donna Karan, in 2003, recalls all the charm of the fifties, presenting, among other things, a tweed suit with collar projecting from the neck and short, tapered skirt. In 2005, Carolina Herrera showed distinctive tweed skirts to the knee with pleats front and rear. Pastel skirts are also cult. Ralph Lauren combined an off-white, knee-length pencil skirt with enhanced waist with a subtle blouse with a collar in 2003. Allessandra Facchinette’s debut for Valentino in 2007 was a cream, fitted outfit with a pencil skirt ending above the knee. In 2001, Prada presented a subtly shimmering, pink flared skirt with graphite jacket. The maxi skirt was presented at its best by Michael Kors in the collection for autumn/winter 2010/2011, with a grey skirt, fitted at the hips and tumbling to the model’s feet. Marni, in 1999, showed a skirt decorated with cherries and combined with a simple T-shirt. Etro modernised the hippy style fabulously with a long, flowery skirt reaching the ground in 2010. Marc Jacobs’ fringe skirt was a hit in 1992, with its narrow strips swinging freely. Stella McCartney paid tribute to the cult of the denim skirt in 2010, with a design that fastened along the entire length to the knee, worn with a bold, gipiura top and soft blazer.

Where to go for fashion skirts?

Openness to fashion skirts presents a whole range of possibilities. Check our online store at Vitkac.com. There you will find exclusive offers for elegant skirts, trouser skirts, and light skirts for the summer. They make perfect partners for stylish ladies’ tops and high heels.