Vintage Skirts – A Timeless Wardrobe Staple

Laura Tolentino

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Vintage skirts are a timeless wardrobe essential, available in an array of styles and types to flatter all body types.

These garments emphasize the feminine shape of their wearer and camouflage any imperfections on the body. Depending on the make and model, they can look sophisticated, flirty, warm, stylish or prim and proper.

Full Skirts

Full skirts are one of the most versatile vintage garments. They can be dressed up or down, making them suitable for most body types.

They come in an array of styles, such as midi, short, long, high-rise and skater. Plus they are crafted out of denim, linen or cotton materials.

Waistbands can be either banded or without. Banded skirts typically have a straight waistband attached to the top edge of fabric, while bandless skirts typically feature either an shaped or pointed waistband.

These skirts are perfect for wearing out and about or to a special event. They can be paired with various blouses or sweaters to create different looks.

Pencil Skirts

The pencil skirt is a timeless wardrobe classic, perfect for workdays and beyond. Style it up with tops for an elegant evening ensemble or casual lunch look.

This timeless style can be found on 1stDibs in a range of lengths and styles. While many skirts end around the knees, there are also options with hemlines that reach mid-calf for more coverage.

Designer Dior created the original pencil skirt during World War II as an alternative to his New Look trend, which featured women wearing full skirts and nipped-in waists. This made it easier for them to go about their daily tasks, leading it to be a fashion favorite of Hollywood celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe.

A-Line Skirts

The A-line skirt is an ideal option if you’re searching for a flattering silhouette. It’s designed to emphasize your waist and hang with just enough fullness, especially on curvy girls or those with straight hips.

The A-line skirt is a must-have in every fashionista’s closet, and it comes in various fabrics. We recommend the Inherit Design Naomi Vintage Wash A-Line Long Denim Skirt for its classic look with paneling on both sides and flat back pockets with silver buttons. Not only that but this versatile piece pairs easily with nearly any top you own at just $21! An a-line skirt will remain your go-to piece for years to come with its timeless appeal at such an amazing price point – only $21!

Circle Skirts

Circle skirts are a timeless fashion item and the perfect way to add some vintage flair to your closet. Not only that, but they’re also incredibly versatile – you can wear them in various ways for different looks and occasions.

If you’re just beginning the process of designing your own circle skirt pattern, there are plenty of helpful tips and tutorials available online. All that’s left for you to do is measure your waist measurement and determine how long the skirt should be.

To draft a half circle skirt, begin by drawing a line that is symmetrical to your waistline. Measure and mark the radius in multiple places for accuracy.

Maxi Skirts

Mini skirts have been a mainstay of the fashion world and runways for several years, but designers are now turning their attention towards longer hemlines: maxi skirts. A must-have item in every closet, these styles elongate the body while flirting with the floor; plus Pernille Teisbaek and Emma Chamberlain brought these looks to life on the streets this season!

From Beyond Retro’s vintage floor length skirt to Gigi Hadid’s acid wash denim version, our selection of designer and vintage skirts are sure to add some zest to your wardrobe. Find the ideal piece today by exploring our selection of designer and vintage skirts.