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When the temperature starts to go down, skirt hemlines often follow suit. Skirts are great wardrobe basics any time of year, and for fall 2012 they are taking on several different silhouettes that allow them to work all of the different trends going on in fashion. It’s practically tradition for longer skirts to appear around this time of year, but short skirt fans can relax, because the miniskirt is still hanging around the fashion block for fall 2012.
One shape that is making its way down the catwalk is the draped skirt. This trend is a favorite of mine for several reasons. One reason is this skirt is flattering to most figured types in both long and short styles. I prefer longer skirts and think they are often more appropriate for work, but this wrap effect seems to give even a mini skirt a touch of class that makes it more office and daytime-friendly.
The reason why I like this style could also be all of the draped fabric options that this style comes in. I feel like the odds of the skirt being too revealing are less likely when it hugs my body a bit. In addition to cotton, silk, and of course denim, this skirt is coming down the runway in an array of textiles that include, leather, wool, and jerseys. Whatever the reason is it just works.
I think these body-conscious fabrics also make a mini in this style more age-friendly and allow it to adapt to different looks depending on the accessories and shoes you wear with it. One skirt can go ’70s chic or ’40s retro.
If you’re just not feeling a miniskirt, check out a wrap effect on both midi and maxi skirts. Leather, wool, and draped fabrics will look great with just about any top and will work for the office or a fun weekend look. The same goes for dramatically draped fabrics like silk, jersey, and rayon. If you don’t normally wear miniskirts, you may check out this trend and end up adding one or two to your fall wardrobe. Be really daring and try a fabrication that is new to you, like metallic leather, a bold print, or even sequins.