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.

'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

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

Ruffle skirt od Just Cavalli Ruffle skirt od Just Cavalli

Just Cavalli

Ruffle skirt

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

Maison Margiela

Long 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

Split skirt od Marni Split skirt od Marni

Marni

Split skirt

Flared skirt od Fendi Flared skirt od Fendi

Fendi

Flared skirt

Patterned skirt od Marni Patterned skirt od Marni

Marni

Patterned skirt

Tulle skirt od Versace Tulle skirt od Versace

Versace

Tulle skirt

Flared skirt od Loewe Flared skirt od Loewe

Loewe

Flared skirt

Asymmetrical denim skirt od Off White Asymmetrical denim skirt od Off White

Off White

Asymmetrical denim skirt

Flared skirt od Kenzo Flared skirt od Kenzo

Kenzo

Flared skirt

Checked skirt od Fendi Checked skirt od Fendi

Fendi

Checked skirt

Denim skirt with holes od Philipp Plein Denim skirt with holes od Philipp Plein

Philipp Plein

Denim skirt with holes

Skirt with lace ruffles od Chloe Skirt with lace ruffles od Chloe

Chloe

Skirt with lace ruffles

Skirt with floral motif od See By Chloe Skirt with floral motif od See By Chloe

See By Chloe

Skirt with floral motif

Denim skirt od See By Chloe Denim skirt od See By Chloe

See By Chloe

Denim skirt

Tulle skirt od Comme des Garcons Ninomiya Tulle skirt od Comme des Garcons Ninomiya

Comme des Garcons Ninomiya

Tulle skirt

Leather skirt od Saint Laurent Paris Leather skirt od Saint Laurent Paris

Saint Laurent Paris

Leather skirt

Flared skirt od Moncler Flared skirt od Moncler

Moncler

Flared skirt

Pleated skirt od MSGM Pleated skirt od MSGM

MSGM

Pleated skirt

Flared skirt od Victoria Beckham Flared skirt od Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham

Flared skirt

Dotted skirt od Emporio Armani Dotted skirt od Emporio Armani

Emporio Armani

Dotted skirt

Skirt with sheer bottom od Givenchy Skirt with sheer bottom od Givenchy

Givenchy

Skirt with sheer bottom

Wool skirt od Faith Connexion Wool skirt od Faith Connexion

Faith Connexion

Wool skirt

Pleated skirt od Golden Goose Pleated skirt od Golden Goose

Golden Goose

Pleated skirt

Pleated skirt od Golden Goose Pleated skirt od Golden Goose

Golden Goose

Pleated skirt

Short skirt od Saint Laurent Paris Short skirt od Saint Laurent Paris

Saint Laurent Paris

Short skirt

Ruffle skirt od Alexander McQueen Ruffle skirt od Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

Ruffle skirt

Fringe suede skirt od Diesel Fringe suede skirt od Diesel

Diesel

Fringe suede skirt

Short pleated skirt od Versace Versus Short pleated skirt od Versace Versus

Versace Versus

Short pleated skirt

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

Diane Von Furstenberg

Patterned pencil skirt

Pleated polka dot skirt od Diane Von Furstenberg Pleated polka dot skirt od Diane Von Furstenberg

Diane Von Furstenberg

Pleated polka dot 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.