Tuesday, October 3, 2023

#WeekendWardrobe: Twirl in a Full Skirt like Yvonne Ekwere, Eva Pigford & Gabrielle Union

Summer has drawn to a close and as Autumn approaches, dressing for the current climate can be extremely tricky. However, with fashion weeks storming the globe right now, we’ve noticed a certain style piece that will keep you on trend, no matter the weather: a full skirt.

A versatile option for many occasions, a feminine, refined skirt is certainly a garment you should consider wearing this weekend, with its lightweight, flirty design giving you plenty of space to move freely, whilst looking both effortless and elegant at the same time.

And our favourite celebrities seem to agree too, as they’ve been spotted wearing full skirts all around the world and showing us how it should be done;


Nigerian TV personality, Yvonne Ekwere attended The Future Africa Awards Nominees Reception in July this year, looking pretty and playful in a black and white full skirt. The piece, which had a black base and a white polka dot print, gave the star’s overall look an 80’s retro feel, and teamed with a ¾ sleeve top, strappy sandals, a small clutch and a high bun hairdo, we couldn’t help but be in awe of this look. Classic!

Next and also rocking a full skirt was model Eva Pigford, who was spied looking stylish at a Pre-BET awards party in LA. Way ahead of the curve, Ms Pigford wore this look 2 years ago, showing up to her event in an Ankara style full skirt, along with a white high neck crop top, sandal heels, hoop earrings and sunglasses around her neck. The star jazzed up her appearance with bold red lips and short blonde hair,resulting in a colourful and cool ensemble that still looks pretty current. #LoveIt.

Last but certainly not least is newlywed actress Gabrielle Union who stopped by Bravo TV’s show Watch What Happens Live to promote the movie Think Like A Man 2. The gorgeous star wore a full skirt and printed crop top from the Lela Rose Pre-Fall’14 collection and complimented it with Stuart Weitzman heels. We just adore how Ms Union – or should we say, Mrs Wade – played with prints here and will be aiming to emulate this look this weekend.

So, are you ready to flaunt a full skirt and showcase your style like these stars? If so, shop our top five designer picks below;

FullSkirtscollage11. Ted Baker’s “Rosiah” Full Ballet Skirt, £170

Head out for the evening in this black midi ballet-style skirt by Ted Baker. If you want to look truly graceful, team yours with an embellished top and court shoes. We guarantee your outfit will be unforgettable wherever it’s worn.

2. Stella Jean’s Printed Midi Skirt, £370

Play with patterns in this multicoloured printed skirt by Stella Jean. It will look great worn with a tucked-in shirt and flat sandals during the day or with heeled sandals at night.

3.  Ted Baker’s Botanical Bloom Full Skirt, £139

Do daytime glamour in this beautiful, wispy, meadow print skirt. Wear it with a plain white crop top for a fresh, trendy look that will have people stopping you for outfit details wherever you go.

4. Tibi’a “Katia Faille” Full Skirt, £215

Look fabulous at any formal event in this mint-hued full midi skirt with inverted pleating by Tibi. Beyond doubt, this colour will compliment any skin tone and freshen up your appearance, plus you can wear it with its matching crop top or with a cream blouse for a look reminiscent of Spring.

5. Peter Pilotto’s “Emma” Printed A-Line Skirt, £980

Gain your spot on the best-dressed list with this vibrant skirt from Peter Pilotto. The piece, which also has a matching peplum top, is a fine choice to wear to any event, whether it’s a runway show, fashion after party or cool evening out.

And that’s it. Have an elegant weekend guys! And don’t forget to show us your outfits on Twitter and Instagram using @SPICETVAFRICA and the hashtag #WeekendWardrobe and/or #FullSkirt.

Image source: Bellanaija.com, Bravotv.com, Mommynoire.com, Polyvore.com

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