Sunday, June 19, 2011

It's Better Than a Band-Aid

As you can probably tell, I love summer trends! One article of clothing that I've been wearing a lot of lately is... ta da! The bandage skirt.

They can be a little intimidating. I mean, the reason they're called bandage skirts is because they wrap around you like a bandage -and yes, that means they can be very tight! But don't let that scare you, I promise that they can look good on everyone.


The first step is finding the right skirt for you, determined by the fit, color, and pattern.

1. If you are modest...

... you might want try a longer bandage skirt, like this one from BCBG. Look for cuts just above the knee for the most flattering fit. This look is dressy enough to wear to work but sexy enough to wear for cocktails afterwards. Diane von Furstenberg designed this brilliant skirt, but if you're looking for something a little playful, I'm loving the stripes on this BCBG one.


2. If you like to have fun...

... you'll love this embroidered tier skirt by Monrow. This skirt is fun, flirty, and right on trend. Geometric shapes are hot, and this cute skirt has little triangles embroidered on each tier! This is perfect for summer - wear it to the pool over your bikini or out on the town with your girlfriends.


3. If you want to enhance your curves...

... this striped knit skirt from BCBG will do it for you. It has two secret powers: stripes and ruching, both of which are perfect for disguising any imperfections and making your shape look flawless! This one by Alexander Wang is even a little longer.



  4. If you're girly...

...you should try this feminine skalloped skirt from Forever 21.The scalloped hem is flirty and the royal blue hue is classy. Perfect for a date night. To keep it feminine, look for lace or crochet like this BB Dakota skirt. Adorable!

5. If you're bold...

...then go for bright colors like this hot pink skirt by Susana Monaco. You don't even have to pair it with a bland colored top - I say the brighter the better! Teal? Orange? Go for it. Wanna go cheaper? I own this teal beauty from American Apparel, but they come in seventeen lovely colors! 


Now that we've assessed the skirts..

They key to pulling it off is what you wear on top. I love to wear batwing tops that are looser-fitting to complement the tightness of the skirt.

For example, I would put together something like this:

{1, 2, 3}

Or this:

{1, 2, 3}

If you want to wear a sleeveless top, I recommend one with ruffles or an asymmetrical hem.


{1, 2, 3}

I own the white one (pictured above) from Target, and wore it out last night.



The great thing about the bandage skirt is that it can be worn all year long with the right top and the right accessories.. even in the cooler months!

Fall
At a Carolina football game in November
Winter
Before a band party in February
Spring
In Palm Beach for Spring Break '11

What do ya'll think about bandage skirts?

Love, Cait

25 comments:

  1. What a great post! Bandage skirts are such a great trend and truly do look wonderful on everybody. Not to mention the ones you have picked out in this post are too cute!

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  2. That is so weird you're posting this cause I just did a blog shoot with my DIY wrap skirt (similar to a bandage skirt just with a long, wide scarf) that looks like the grey one (but in hot pink) with the black and white striped shirt. Crazy! Great minds think alike I suppose! ha

    -Cris
    http://www.bisouonline.com

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  3. Love this post! And I love the Bandage skirts they are so versatile! You picked out some super cute BCBG ones!

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  4. I love bandage skirts-I wear them out at school all the time. Great picks!

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  5. Great ideas! I like how you showed how you wore them in different seasons!

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  6. These skirts are my favorite and I love your pics. I missed out on the scalloped Forever 21 one! It sold out in my size before I could get it. the outfits you put together are so cute, and I'll probably be using them for inspiration here soon!

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  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I'm loving yours and am following now!

    I'm also loving this post and the Monrow and Forever 21 shirts. Too cute!

    xoxo, elizabeth

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  8. This was a trend I was really scared to try, so I bought a $5 one from Forever 21 in solid black. I wore it a million times and LOVE it so I've bought it in navy and have kept my eye out for more. Love the post!

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  9. I like them, but am not sure if I like them for ME! You rock it though! My favorite is number 2 in the first collage!

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  10. So cuteeee! I have 2 and love them both.

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  11. I love bandage skirts :) loved this post!

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  12. I like the bandage skirts! And you look very good in them :)
    Have a great week!
    xx Marie

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  13. adore the bcbg skirt. and you look stunning. love these pictures. hope you had an amazing weekend. Stop by to see pictures from my weekend in Laguna Beach. xoxo

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  14. I like #1, #2, #3, #4, and #5! They are all wonderful! Wish I had the money to buy them all up!

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  15. You look great in those! I would look like an idiot...I don't have the body for them!

    You go girl!

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  16. I absolutely adore the bandage skirt and definitely wish i would wear one. However I am too short and my legs are too chunky for such a skirt.

    xo

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  17. Could you come dress me please?! I don't think I could pull this off without your help, so I will be looking back at this post when it comes time for me to put on a skirt like these. Hopefully my attempt will meet your excellent style, Caitlin!!

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  18. You look so good in these skirts! I have a navy and red one from F21 that I bought a year and a half ago and have never worn. But I think I'll take your styling advice and try it out!

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  19. so i've been thinking about trying this trend for awhile now and you just convinced me! :) and soooo glad you have tips on what tops to wear with it because that is where i get confused..

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  20. Love the skirt! I have never heard of them before!

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  21. I've never tried a bandage skirt before, but I love all the photos of you wearing them- so cute girl! :)

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  22. oohh! they are sooo cute! i love the first pairing you suggested with the gray skirt and stripped, flouncy shirts - so my style : )

    cute blog - i'm your newest follower
    cheers!
    cailen
    www.cailenascher.blogspot.com

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  23. Long ago (aka my college years) I could have pulled off the bandage skirt look. Now, many years of gravity later, I'm afraid my mommy-rear-end would freak if I tried to squeeze her into one of those! They are sooo cute though and you look adorable in them!

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  24. I loooove the bandage skirt...especially the scallop one. I also love the look with your cowboy boots. That's awesome!

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  25. just found your blog while trying to brainstorm ideas to wear my red bandage skirt for valentines tomorrow! i love it, it seems like we have very similar tastes from southern and pink to the stripes on our backgrounds! haha following you now :)

    Catherine Cab
    www.catherinecab.com

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