Adopt the A-line, your low maintenance-goes-high fashion wardrobe staple for this season.
Get in line for the A-line skirt, your low maintenance-goes-high fashion wardrobe essential of the season.
A-line skirts are universally flattering and stylish and they come with a rich history too.
It is a relatively contemporary shape that was created in the 1950s (back then it was called the trapeze line) when Yves Saint Laurent took over the house of Dior.
Whether they’re midi or mini, these skirts are trendy all year round.
Their appeal lies in the fact that they make the legs appear longer as well as making your waist look smaller (they also hide the upper thigh and any problems in that area…)
A-line skirts are also your low-maintenance and low budget opportunity to get those #legsfordays.
Here we round-up our favourite skirts, from frayed denim to pleats, for every budget.
Glamorous A-Line Skirt
We love colourful and playful pieces.
This lively number from ASOS embraces the timelessly classic A-line shape while adding a bit of energy to the silhouette thanks to its vibrant hue.
Eliza J High Waisted Pleated Skirt
Long hemlines are versatile in that they allow you to wear flats (pointy flats) or heels and looks ladylike in the process.
We like the deep grey shade and pleats of this skirt from House of Fraser.
MADEMOISELLE R Vinyl A-Line Skirt
Vinyl adds a ‘wow’-factor to your silhouette and a sultry twist to your outfit.
Edie A-Line Skirt
We really adore floral prints and this A-line skirt from Oasis with its luxurious pattern and fresh colour is your remedy to grey days and a style writer’s block.
RICHARD NICOLL Knee length skirt
Richard Nicoll is known for his use of vibrant colours and sleek silhouettes.
This skirt illustrates his ethos perfectly and even better, it’s currently on sale.
East Stripe Skirt, White
Stripes are all the rage in fashion at the moment, so why not fulfil all your sartorial needs at once with this midi skirt from John Lewis?
CARVEN WOMEN'S FLORAL SKIRT
This skirt from Carven with its dark florals and subtle appliqués is the high street version of a floral A-line skirt.
We recommend wearing it with a button-up for a youthful and proper look.
MARQUES ALMEIDA Frayed Denim Frill Skirt
This unique skirt from Marques Almeida is here to fulfil your denim dreams with panache.
DOLCE & GABBANA Stripe A-Line Mini Skirt
Dolce and Gabbana took on a nautical inspiration for their Spring Summer 2016 collection.
This skirt with its delightful stripes, front panel and buttoning is also a wonderful example of an A-line skirt done right.
GUCCI Sea Map Print Silk Skirt
This absolutely stunning skirt from Gucci’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection comes with a detailed map print, pleats and a dazzling retro look
As the highest priced item on our list, it is also the best investment piece in our edit.