Advanced search

Whether you’re a beauty novice or a confirmed fashionista, this topic is for consulting Mumsnetters on all things style-related. Plus, check out our Swears By page for the inside track on the next Mumsnet must-have.

Skirts for the Summer, knee length, can't find any

(31 Posts)
Roshbegosh Sat 22-Jun-13 08:45:56

I've tried boden, monsoon, next. I just want something for the summer that's not too short, and casual for the hols

Funnily enough I find charity shops good for this. I also have a problem with finding knee length cotton for summer, and the advantage of charity shop finds for summer is that you can sit down on the grass/eat messy picnic food without being too paranoid about whether the stains will wash off. All my good new knee length summer buys were years and years ago.

But also try White Stuff
And Great Plains.

Squigglypig Sat 22-Jun-13 08:55:30

I'm watching this as I'm having same issue. I think ASOS has a few but many are pleated and not suitable for my mummy tummy.

chubbymomie2012 Sat 22-Jun-13 08:56:11

Debenhams have some i bought the tile print one its a great length.

yabyum Sat 22-Jun-13 08:57:02

Funnily enough, I'm having the exact same problem. I've had to go down the shorts route. <shudder>

englishteacher78 Sat 22-Jun-13 09:03:19

Fat Face are usually good for some

Roshbegosh Sat 22-Jun-13 09:04:11

Shorts won't be happening with my legs. Shudder doesn't come close.
I will try these suggestions though, thanks. It really shouldn't be so difficult to find something like this but I have not come up with anything so far.

maternitart Sat 22-Jun-13 09:12:27

I've had exactly the same problem. Even charity shops aren't coming up with the goods.

Next stop: eBay.

mrspaddy Sat 22-Jun-13 09:18:00

Have you tried M&S? .. I have been lucky there over the past couple of years

FoundAChopinLizt Sat 22-Jun-13 09:19:09

I bought a Gap dark denim one from a charity shop, with jean metal poppers down the front, when I googled it, it is 'seventies' style, and Ella McPherson was wearing one a couple of years ago. Not sure if it's cool/uncool but I like it.

NeverBeenToMe Sat 22-Jun-13 09:27:01

Learn to sew? ignores own advice

Bloody Gap should be doing this stuff, but they've decided that they will only do skirts and dresses in teeny lengths nowadays. I've got a gorgeous bright yellow Gap skirt from 6 years ago, tight to the hips then explodes in several layers of floaty knee length cotton. It is the perfect summer skirt, if we ever get a summer again of course.

Yonihadtoask Sat 22-Jun-13 09:35:18

The Mamtaray dept in Debenhams has a few knee length summer skirts. Sale prices too.

Pinkflipflop Sat 22-Jun-13 13:49:33

here you go and in any colour you want!

BeattieBow Sat 22-Jun-13 16:56:14

toast? their sale started yesterday and they have below knee skirts.

Tambaboy Sat 22-Jun-13 20:30:13

White stuff, I have several of their skirts and they are gorgeous.
St martins Scandinavian Design, my favourite brand and so unusual.

ToastedTeacakes Sun 23-Jun-13 11:26:34

They're really not happening are they? I am tired of searching. I jus don't think knee length is in trend right now, so it's hard to find them.
When you see search criteria in stores, it often allows you to search for 'maxi / mini / midi'......but never knee length. Some midi skirts will be knee length depending on your height, though.

I have one from Oasis, long ago. And 3 from FatFace. Not a fan generally but the cotton skirts are very nice.

This looks knee length for me at 5"4, but on the model it seems like a mini. Odd, cos the description says it's a midi!

Just got this recently, it is very nice for the sunshine!

ToastedTeacakes Sun 23-Jun-13 11:27:20

on trend.
stupid phrase, stupid spelling grin

Pinkflipflop Sun 23-Jun-13 11:31:31

That reiss skirt is fab but surely not midi length?!

Aworryingtrend Sun 23-Jun-13 11:38:42

Sainsburys has a gorgeous blue skirt with white trim which is knee length- im 5foot 1 and it's midcalf on me which isn't the most flattering length but will at least protect my modesty at toddler groups!

battlestarB Sun 23-Jun-13 11:45:44

zara have a lovely pale blue pleated knee length skirt in atm, it's v pretty! they have quite a few skirts atm

ToastedTeacakes Sun 23-Jun-13 11:59:33

there's also this (but it depends on height again)

seen in real life, it's very nice

and this wasn't mini really

ToastedTeacakes Sun 23-Jun-13 12:06:07

and this


landofsoapandglory Sun 23-Jun-13 12:29:43

I am having the same problem. I got a red and white floral Sainsburys one BNWT from EBay, but that's all so far.

I have a lovely one from Wallis that's ages old, a Next one and a La Redoute one. They all need replacing, but why has everywhere stopped doing them?

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: