We received this street style submission via email from new mom Fran of You Frill Me:
Hey ANMJ gals,
love your blog, been reading for a while now.
What I want to know is why does the shorter (knee - to - midi - length; I'm not talking mini here), fuller skirt seem to get overlooked as a viable momdrobe option? I have a couple, and I find them easy and comfy to wear. I think they are feminine and fun, and can work on a variety of body types. The fuller shape of the skirt makes it easy to play with kiddos on the floor, and the shorter length is way cooler than a maxi skirt on a hot day. If it's chilly out, I put leggings or tights underneath. Plus, it's easy to throw on a cute patterned skirt with a neutral-ish top, and look put-together and chic, especially for those of us that enjoy a vintage, classic vibe, and for those of us who are a bit on the petite side, which makes finding a maxi that isn't too long (and doesn't swamp us) difficult. Can we give this shape skirt some love?
Here's my take on it:
She looks amazing, no?
What do you think, Mamas? I've always avoided this shape because I'm worried about wind or accidental exposure (although tights or leggings would take care of that). And I know Em's article warned against a flowy skirt with a mischievous toddler....but....hunh. Fran looks great, so I'm tempted. And she's right - a vintage vibe is fun and totally on-trend at the moment.
Do we need to give these skirts more love?
Thanks for writing in, Fran! Love the outfit - pattern mixing and all! Nice!
ps. Em - I especially want to hear from you! Could you rock this skirt around R?? Admittedly, he might be more mischievous than most, LOL!