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7 Full-Skirted Dresses ...

By Sophia

A full skirted dress is a great way to work a feminine, Mad Men inspired silhouette. They can be suitable for a range of occasions from work events to weekend weddings. You can go for structured fabrics or something softer and more flowing. What kind of look you’re after is completely up to you. Take inspiration from the following full skirted dresses.

1 Zac Posen Full-Skirted Stretch-Silk Dress

Zac Posen Full-Skirted Stretch-Silk DressPrice: $1690.00 at net-a-porter.com
Work the full skirted dresses trend with a little black dress. While this Zac Posen number is quite expensive, you can take inspiration from the general silhouette and design details. This dress has short cap sleeves, belted waist, soft pleats, and panel detailing at the hem. It is fairly short, so would make a fun and flirty cocktail dress.

2 Topshop White One Shoulder Panel Dress

Topshop White One Shoulder Panel DressPrice: $125.00 at us.topshop.com
One shouldered dresses are enjoying renewed popularity. This white full skirted dress is a fresh option for summer. It has an intricately panelled bodice, full skirt, and side zip fastening. Team this dress with dangly earrings, cocktail rings, and colourful heels for a fresh party look.

3 Parasol White Broderie Anglais Dress

Parasol White Broderie Anglais DressPrice: $110.00 at us.topshop.com
The collared neck on this dress gives it a certain Victorian-era vibe. It also has a decorative front placket and full skirt. White dresses are a popular choice for the summer months and this broderie anglais dress is a wonderful choice. Go vintage-chic and pair this dress with a framed shoulder bag and T-bar shoes.

4 Alice + Olivia Full Skirted Floral Print Dress

Alice + Olivia Full Skirted Floral Print DressPrice: $550.00 at net-a-porter.com
Bold, busy prints are a great way to get noticed. This dress has a very 50s inspired design.

It has pleated shoulder straps, boned bodice, and sheer black lace back. The design expertly teams modern and classic elements together. This dress would be well suited for garden parties or weddings. Pare it down with neutral accessories or experiment with colour and wear with colourful heels.

5 Topshop Black Linen Fifties Midi Sundress

Topshop Black Linen Fifties Midi SundressPrice: $90.00 at us.topshop.com
Full skirted dresses often channel a 50s ‘housewife’ aesthetic. This dress does exactly that. It comes in a basic black colour and has a wide neck, v-shaped back, and tie waist detail. The skirt is midi-length, which is on-trend for this season. Pair with cat eye sunglasses and espadrilles for a really retro look.

6 Adam Silk and Cotton-Blend Full Dress

Adam Silk and Cotton-Blend Full DressPrice: $197.50 at theoutnet.com
This yellow dress will certainly brighten up a wardrobe. It has a crossover v-neck front, banded front, and exposed zip fastening at the back. A mini crinoline along the inner waist also helps to create a full skirted effect. Yellow can be a hard colour to accessorise, so start off with neutral colours such as white and tan.

7 D&G Cross-Back Gingham Cotton Dress

D&G Cross-Back Gingham Cotton DressPrice: $485.00 at net-a-porter.com
Gingham fabrics are a fun, retro-inspired choice for full skirted dresses. This dress features a v-neck front, open back with crossover straps, and side slit pockets. It also has an exposed zip fastening at the back. Wear this dress for a picnic affair and pair with a floppy straw hat and white strappy sandals.

There’s a full skirted dress for all occasions - be it a casual day at the markets or a slick cocktail affair. Full skirted dresses are a great way to work a 50s inspired silhouette. Which of these dresses do you like best?

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