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Casual knee length-ish skirts

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poppym12 Mon 23-Apr-18 13:14:02

Any ideas where I can find some skirts? I'd like them to be casual, about knee length (I'm 5'8), not pleated, big patterns or clingy as I'm a hefty size 16 these days.

Has anyone bought anything recently that may fit this description? I'm tempted to try making some but I don't know where to start.

MrsMarigold Mon 23-Apr-18 13:16:47


PhyllisWig Mon 23-Apr-18 13:17:13

Boden. I have been looking for similar ish and they have a few. White stuff/fat face too.

CognitiveDissonance Mon 23-Apr-18 13:31:41

I find ASOS really good for casual skirts. I'm 5'9" and a 16/18. Both their Tall and Curve ranges serve me well.

poppym12 Thu 26-Apr-18 08:27:41

Thank you. I've ordered a couple from asos and one from people tree. The Boden ones I found are too patterned for me or too clingy.

Any more skirt ideas?

ILoveWillSmith Thu 26-Apr-18 11:24:55

The linen skirts from Next are nice, I'm 5'7 and they're just above my knees. They have patterned and plain.

goose1964 Thu 26-Apr-18 11:36:18

I have this in a blue, the waistband is smocking so prettier than plain elastic. I bought a couple of blue t-shirts to go with it

poppym12 Thu 26-Apr-18 11:44:56

Do the next ones come in tall?

Do you have a pic goose?

TheHonGalahadThreepwood Thu 26-Apr-18 13:43:37

Fat Face. They do some really flattering casual styles that sit on the hips and are loose to the knee, so they don't swamp you but don't cling unflatteringly either. I don't like all of their prints, but some are very subtle and pretty. Personally I avoid anything with an elasticated waist and go for the ones with wide waist bands as they are more flattering on me. Some will be too short for you at 5'8", but they do do longer lengths as well. Ebay also has a good supply from past seasons, including lots BWNT.

Do occasionally find something nice in White Stuff too, but I find they have a talent for making their skirts look much frumpier and droopier than the FF variety. It's something to do with the cut.

ILoveWillSmith Thu 26-Apr-18 15:04:19

The Next skirts do come in tall but they sell out fast.

Ferrero83 Thu 26-Apr-18 17:09:54

Saw these in M & S today and was tempted, was just below knee on me and we're a similar height

goose1964 Fri 27-Apr-18 23:23:49

Sorry this is it

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