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Four Floral Skirts: Would You Wear One?


Among all the florals that designers sent down the runways for Spring 2009, some of the freshest prints for me were modern and abstract in their execution. I love the girly ones, too, but florals that are blurry or painted with wide brush strokes have a great energy about them that makes them particularly fashiony and sexy. The way Emanuel Ungaro styled an abstract floral skirt seems particularly perfect, and I think I may have found four alternatives that could help you achieve a similar look. Question is, would you wear one?

Keep reading for details (I don't want the brand name or price to sway your decisions!)

[1] BB Dakota "Walsh" Skirt, $59 at
[2] Blurred Floral Skirt, $13.80 at
[3] Distorted Floral Skirt, $13.80 at
[4] Elizabeth And James Floral Gathered Skirt, $295 at

i love each and every one of these! they're perfect for wearing with vintage boots are dressing up with some pretty espadrilles!
#1 Cupcakes and Cashmere (Homepage) on 2009-05-07 11:40 (Reply)
oh dear lord, of course i'd fall for the almost-$300 number. of course.

sigh. time to scour the thrift store for a cheapie version!
#2 hanna (Homepage) on 2009-05-07 12:00 (Reply)
Wearing one now! Albeit of a more Marimekko-esque variety.
#3 Sal (Homepage) on 2009-05-07 12:08 (Reply)
I love love love those skirts. i own one just like #1 in blk n white floral. but i especially like the pencil skirts.
#4 sher on 2009-05-07 13:22 (Reply)
I totally LOVE those skirts. SO spring-ish ;-)
#5 Avúne (Homepage) on 2009-05-07 14:03 (Reply)
I love floral skirts! The Ungaro skirt is totally rocking! I like a lot of colors on the skirt. It's so perfect for spring/summer!
#6 tulipsfashionohmy (Homepage) on 2009-05-07 16:23 (Reply)
I'm in love with the 1st and 4th skirts...ah the most expensive ones :/ Right now, on ebay a lot of pretty vintage floral skirts are popping up!
#7 LC on 2009-05-07 20:33 (Reply)
I just LOVE the forever 21 skirt! At that price it's certainly a bargain but I have NO CLUE what to wear with it! I don't know how to wear it to work or out clubbing with friends or for dinner?

Could you pretty pretty please show some options so I don't regret this purchase?
#8 JME on 2009-05-07 20:56 (Reply)
In a sleek knee-length pencil style – in a heat beat! I love skirts :0)
#9 angie cox (Homepage) on 2009-05-07 21:25 (Reply)
woopsie. I meant "heart beat".
#10 angie cox (Homepage) on 2009-05-07 21:26 (Reply)
I love floral skirts! I have really been obsessed with them this season and own about five. I keep seeing lovely ones everywhere I go, but am really trying not to buy anymore. But sigh the watercolor-esque ones you posted are to die for...
#11 Leia (Homepage) on 2009-05-08 04:52 (Reply)
Love the patterns on these skirts, Great picks! The first one is the best for my figure, so that would have to be my fave. Can already see it with a tee and cardigan for the office.
#12 Jenn @ Workchic (Homepage) on 2009-05-08 16:51 (Reply)
I'm so in love with this trend and a floral item is on my must-have list for summer! My fav is the black F21 number, it's a refreshing take on a regular black skirt.
#13 MizzJ (Homepage) on 2009-05-08 19:39 (Reply)
theyre so cute! ill agree with MizzJ, im very much in love with this trend, its so feminine without being overly foo foo

I went to Target earlier this week and I saw a bunch of them there that weren't too bad
#14 Neira (Homepage) on 2009-05-08 19:52 (Reply)
I like No. 2 which it was at least knee length. Can't wait for the whole mini skirt thing to go away.
#15 budget chic (Homepage) on 2009-05-08 21:02 (Reply)
Its summer time and floral skirts make a perfect statement..I love the flowing floral skirt rather than the pencil skirt...I also like to put 2-3 different bracelets along with it...
#16 tanny (Homepage) on 2009-05-09 00:48 (Reply)
Would wear them all!
#17 Alisa (Homepage) on 2009-11-03 01:13 (Reply)
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