Skirt through the rains

Jun 29, 2013, 08:21 IST | Ruchika Kher

Fashion is known to be a vicious cycle; what goes around, comes around. Yet, one piece of clothing that continues to enjoy the attention of fashionistas is the skirt. While styles have altered, skirts have always been an integral part of the female wardrobe. Often considered hassle-free, this comfortable element of clothing is perfect for Mumbai's rainy days at work, night-outs or formal dos. Ruchika Kher browsed through stores, the online space so you can step out in style

Style diva loves her skirts

While short length is preferred in the monsoon, you can also go against the trend like Kareena Kapoor and opt for flow-ey long skirts. Rain or no rain, who cares?

Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan
Pic/ Yogen Shah

After the trend of maxi skirts and then, mini skirts, which still remain in style, the newly-introduced midi skirt, as of this summer, is a very feminine, chic length to wear.

These could be fitted for a sexier look; leather is great for fall or if structured in heavy silk; even a straight fit with a sexy short lining underneath will work. For a casual day look, flow-ey skirts work when teamed with a cute lace or printed cropped top.
-Shehla Khan, Designer

For > a cool and casual look

Dots the way
No matter what the garb, polka dots always make for a style statement. This short, straight-cut pink polka dots skirt can be teamed up with anything from a polo black T-shirt to a vibrant colour ganjee.

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Cost: Rs 699

Stripe tease
A-line skirts are not just comfortable, but stylish too. With the right length, one can make for a pretty picture by sporting an a-line skirt. Since stripes are in vogue these days, this skirt is high up on the fashion chart.

At: Marc Cain, Orbit Arya, ground floor, 9th Darabsha Lane, 14th Napean Sea Road.
Cost: Rs 17,900

Asymmetry, yes!
From Hollywood to Bollywood, asymmetrical skirts and dresses are the flavour of the season. Available in an eclectic mix of colours, this breezy shade of powder blue goes well with the drab weather.

At: Forever 21, Infiniti Mall, Malad (W).
Cost: Rs 879

For> A fun and quirky look

Flora and fauna
Sometimes, it’s good to change your style and take a different trip. This below-the-knees tight skirt with bold leaf print is trendy and quirky.

At: Marc Cain, Orbit Arya, ground floor, 9th Darabsha Lane, 14th Napean Sea Road.
Cost: Rs 12,900

Leopard in the city!
This print has been used for several styles including pants, bags, tops, etc, but not everyone can carry it off with panache. So, if you wish to go strikingly out of the ordinary, try this out.

At:  Avirate, Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla.
Cost: Rs 2,750

To adopt a cute-sy-yet-formal look, go for this ruffled skirt, which is apt for both a day or a night affair.

At: Avirate, Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla.
Cost: Rs 1,850

For> a stylish or formal look

Go zebra at work
Midi skirts have made a major comeback and has become the preferred length in style circuits. At a formal do, add a white flow-ey shirt to this monochrome striped mid-length skirt and sport a trendy-yet-corporate look.

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Cost: Rs 699

Lace leanings
Lace is another trend that is making waves worldwide. Dresses, shirts, tops -- lace is being used for every garb. So, with this lace skirt in a bold green colour, you can make heads turn at any occasion. Plus, if you’re not comfortable with a short length, this one is perfect for you.
At: Marc Cain, Orbit Arya, ground floor, 9th Darabsha Lane, 14th Napean Sea Road.
Cost: Rs 16,900

Bling all the way
Suited best for a night do, this short bling-y number will grab eyeballs. With beads, mirrors, gold and copper elements, the skirt is a great cross between Western silhouettes and Indian influences.

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Cost: Rs 899 

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