If you grew up in the 70’s you remember peasant skirts. These flouncy tiered skirts seem to resurface every summer and there’s always a handful of 40 +women who love to embrace this gypsy look.
But do peasant skirts make you look frumpy? – Sometimes they do. Let’s look at why…
A lot of older women love these skirts because they are loose and comfortable. They think they hide extra weight, but the truth is all the tiers and flounce only add extra weight exactly where you don’t want it, around your middle and hips. You definitely want to avoid peasant skirts if you have a big tummy or heavy bottom half.
Peasant skirts can also be unflattering when they hit you the widest part of your leg, right at mid-calf. You start looking short and dumpy in such a long loose look.
If you are slim, not too short and adore this look, ( it resonates with your carefree flower child soul) then proceed with caution by going for a less flouncy skirt-no extra material at each tier.
What to Wear With a Peasant Skirt?
- Pair your skirt with a slim fitting cute tank or t-shirt. No loose peasant blouses or you’ll look 70’s retro.
- Wear with beautiful strappy sandals, flat or with a bit of a heel at least to lengthen you out. Nude colored sandals will lengthen your legs even more. A wedge is ideal.
- Peasant skirts look best worn on a sun holiday in Mexico, the Caribbean or for a cruise when you are walking barefoot by the ocean or dancing by the pool. They can look a dated and frumpy if you wear them while walking around a big city, or even out to the mall. They’re really a vacation look.
- To look more modern, stay away from too much flounce and wear a fitted top, like a cute tank so you have narrow up top and wider on your bottom half.
- A rustic boho style belt worn at the waist or slightly lower on the hip looks good.
- You an also experiment with a casual 3/4 length sleeve jacket, or a jacket with pushed up sleeves to make it more chic.
Do you have ideas for how to wear a peasant skirt? Let me know.