Friday, 20 May 2011

Sheer amazement...

Recently I have really been drawn to pleats and especially midi and maxi lengths. I am not the world's tallest person at 5'4" but there is something so easy about wearing a longer length skirt, especially in this weird transition between cold and warm weather. After deciding that I wanted a pleated maxi I ended up on Yayer's website and found what I had been looking for... black, full length, pleated but it was sheer. In the end though I ordered it and I fell in love. On the website, Yayer have styled it with a pair of Bridget Jones' style knickers underneath but I didn't think Kenilworth was quite ready for that, so I added my trusty black body-con skirt from H&M underneath for modesty's sake. 

Top: Markus Lupfer, bodycon skirt (worn underneath): H&M, sheer skirt: Yayer, shoes: Dorothy Perkins, belt: Miss Selfridge, necklace: Accessorize. Lack of balance: model's own. 
Apologies for the lack of balance in this photo, all of the ones I took are either completely rubbish or I look like I want to kill someone...not a good look! I really love this top/jumper and it is so soft...I am just wary of ruining it but I really should wear it more as it's lovely! 



My hands look completely bizarre here but it shows you the fab necklace and the belt too. I love a belt that can be worn on the hips or waist, I definitely end up wearing it more! This skirt also has a slit up to the thigh (which I eventually moved round to the back for ease of movement) so the belt helped to keep it from moving around too much. 




You can see here that the slit in the skirt does go up high so I would definitely recommend something underneath it...maybe those cute cycling shorts H&M did with the lacy bit on the bottom? Airing my pasty porcelain legs and make-up less face too! Although I do try to make an effort each day, there are some days where I let my hair roam free and go without make-up so I'm sorry to inflict that on y'all! Although this was a fairly dressy outfit, I felt so comfortable wearing it and I have to say, the long swooshy skirt did make me feel like some sort of fairy gliding around campus! [OK, now I sound crazy, haha!] I can't wait to pair this skirt with some slouchy t-shirts and chunky jewellery, perfect for wafting round in the heat we have been promised this summer (!) 


 Are you a fan of maxi skirts? How would you style it?
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19 comments

Dani said...

Ahh you look so lovely! I'm the same height as you and it's only recently I've been considering wearing maxi dresses/skirts for days when it's too hot to wear tights and I don't want to get my legs out! I love how you've styled the skirt, now to find one that will suit me... xx

Harriet said...

That skirt is beautiful! I am so in love with pleats at the moment, it's like a fashion revelation! Why did I not realise they looked this good before?!

daisychain said...

ohhh I have the most stunning wifey

E is for Eleanor said...

I LOVE this skirt, wish they did it in my size :( Love the way you've worn it! x

vintagereflection said...

Loving the maxi skirt, I've recently become a midi fan and tempted to try out the fuller length soon. Lovely outfit x

Lizzy Lips said...

Love the skirt, I've been after something similar myself actually. I really like the necklace too.

Ella Ivey said...

Lovely. Just lovely :)

Susie said...

Love this outfit, Maria! One of my favorites! Hope you're having a nice weekend! xx

Sherin said...

Long pleated skirts are amazing. I have one, but haven't worn it yet, The black one is amazing on you. Yh, totally a good idea to wear something underneath.
Was great to see you today!

Winnie said...

Oooh you look lovely. The body con underneath the sheer skirt is such a great idea. I think I'm way too short to wear maxis or midis but then again I've never actually tried one on because of this thought...maybe I should!

Leia said...

That pleated skirt is so very pretty :)

Leia

PinkBow said...

ooh it's gorgeous, maxi & sheer - 2 key trends!

Abbie said...

I always love your outfits! This is lovely :) being 4'9'' I find it impossible to find anything maxi-length that doesn't look utterly ridiculous on me! Doesn't stop me loving them though! xx

LilyLipstick said...

Love the sheer maxi skirt and how you've styled it. I love maxis but being 5'1 makes it hard to find ones that I don't trip over the hem of! x

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

that necklace is gorgeous!

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dinoprincesschar said...

i am currently loving pleats as well, hoping to get a pleated skirt i've had my eye on for my bday ;)

Gillian said...

I love that skirt, it looks fantastic on you! I really want to start wearing more maxi/midi length skirts for the summer, they look so chic and elegant. Will definitely have to keep a look out for something like this next time I'm shopping!

islabell said...

no big deal...your just maxin, relaxing looking great. love that you paired this maxi with a comfy tee.
x

Jazzabelle said...

i'm SO in love with your skirt! it's perfect, and i've been after something similar for such a long time <3

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