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Why Have We Stopped Wearing Skirts?

Why Have We Stopped Wearing Skirts?


Recently, I came across a skirt by Uniqlo from their +J collection designed by Jil Sander. Of course, it featured the German designer’s signature minimalism, and also featured geometrically perfect pleats in a high-low asymmetric hem. My mind automatically started calculating the numerous ways in which I can style the skirt — with a chunky cable-knit sweater (while the winter lasts), with a crop top or a sports bra in the summers with a linen blazer over it, and when I’m too bored to put any efforts into the look, I could even simple wear it with a plain white t-shirt and knot it at the at the waist to cinch it.

And then suddenly I realised that I don’t wear skirts anymore.

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Skirt, Uniqlo

If the last few months have warranted any changes in the way we dress, it is this — comfort now comes above everything else. And if that is indeed true, then shouldn’t we be embracing the blissful state of pantslessness that comes along with wearing a skirt? Think of skirts as the sartorial midpoint between dresses and pants that let you feel feminine and cinch the body at its smallest part and give it the kind of shape that pants help do.

Plus, unlike before, skirts don’t come in one shape that makes you feel like Mary Poppins. From voluminous taffetas to snug-fitted hip contouring ones, skirts are flattering on all body types. To drive the point home, we’ve rounded multifarious skirts that can be styled in many ways and guaranteed to leave a statement-making look each time.

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This tiered skirt from Bhaavya Bhatnagar is perfect for wearing with racerback tops or bralettes.

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Satiny-finished draped skirts are a specialty of designer Shweta Kapur, whose maxi number from her label 431-88 is a modern wardrobe must-have.

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Esse’s vinyl taffeta drawstring skirt is the next best thing after a slit. We suggest wearing them with micro t-shirts and sports bra underneath.

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Looking for a skirt that can transition from day in at office to a relaxed night out? This pleated skirt from Bodice is what we've got our eyes on. 

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Lady Gaga singlehandedly revived polka dots and now we want to wear them everywhere. This '80s-inspired skirt is a must-have in the modern day closet. 

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A plain white t-shirt that's knotted at the sternum is perfect for offsetting the kaleidoscopic prints in this beautifully draped maxi skirt from Rigu that's keeping bohemian spirit alive in our wardrobes. 

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