When I posted this outfit on my Instagram Story last week, I got a couple of messages from people expressing their surprise that I was able to get into the skirt.
Here’s the great thing about circle skirts, though: they only have to fit you at the waist. You don’t have to worry about them fitting on the hips, thighs, butt or belly – in fact, when the skirt is as full as this one, you don’t even have to THINK about your belly, because the skirt is so huge that you can’t even see it. Genius, huh?
This, of course, makes full skirts the unexpected secret weapon of the post-partum dresser. There’s no way I’d be able to wear one of my pencil skirts or fitted dresses right now, and most of my trousers and jeans are still off limits, too. I can, however, get back into a few of my beloved full skirts – which is handy, because my dressing room is absolutely crammed full of the things, and it would be a shame not to get to wear them, wouldn’t it?
This skirt is actually one of my all-time favourites. It’s a few years old now, but it’s still going strong, and it’s one of the few skirts I own that works all year round, too. I’ve worn it in spring, summer, autumn and winter, and while this particular outfit isn’t my favourite of all the ways I’ve worn it, and I still cringe pretty hard when I look at photos of myself right now, I was still happy to be able to wear it again this year – if nothing else, at least no one could accuse me of not getting my money’s worth!
Michael Kors handbag
Buffalo shoe boots