Style scoopDecember 2001
After seasons of hyperhip pants -- low-slung, bootcut, embellished, denim -- skirts make a comeback for Spring 2002.
But not just any skirt will do.
The newest skirts are soft and feminine with layers, tiers, ruffles, lace and sheer prints.
These beyond-basic styles also feature slits, hanky hems, assymetry and do-it-yourself-looking trims (the denims).
Lengths range from microminis to floor-sweeping styles, with the most wearable lengths falling knee-length to lower calf.
Some of the styles you'll be seeing:
- Bustled - A gathering or peplum at the back of the skirt below the waist.
- Pencil - A slim, fitted style worn below the knee.
- Peasant - A gathered or tiered mid-to-lower calf style, often in lightweight fabrics and bright prints. Also called gypsy or hippie skirt.
- A-line - A skirt that is narrower at the waist, gently sloping into an A shape.
Runway styles for Spring 2002. From left: Chompol Serimont, Coolwear, Cynthia STeffe; Second row: Liz Collins, Alice Roi, Keenan Duffty Third Row: Mark Montano, Smashing Grandpas, Danenberg Castro
All photos copyright © 2001 Cynthia Nellis