Peasant skirts, they are soooo pretty. They feel easy, breezy summer, but they take some confidence to pull them off I think.
I love them and once upon a time wore them quite often in the summer.. Some were long, some were mid-calf length. I wore them with no nonsense shirts or t-shirts, playing around with necklines: bateau, crew, V, scoop — all of them and sometimes with a white peasant blouse.
I always wore some sort of “belt” which often meant a ribbon tucked into the waist band rather than tied into a floppy bow.
Confession: It’s been a long, long time since I’ve worn a peasant skirt, not because I think there are age appropriate expiration dates, not at all. For some reason they simply seemed like too, too much, but I’ve seen a few in the country and a couple in Paris and think they look fresh and comfortable and very appealing.
At the same time they can be difficult wear. I think the first panel from the waist should be long enough to give a clean line as it moves into the next two, I guess we would call them, flounces.
Let’s say that my inclusion of the same peasant blouse throughout is “ironic” because it is perhaps too much peasant going on for one outfit, but then again. . .
(I’ve been longing to use the word “ironic” forever, finally I’ve found just the right placement for it. I just love it when fashion writers use the word when describing clothes. I think perhaps I could say in this context that the two peasant pieces are also hyperbolic. What do you think?)
Imagine the many, many ways that blouse could be worn: jeans — white or blue — trousers, capris, a pencil skirt to break-up the too sweet effect of the whole (and yes I realize you may be thinking this) “costume.” Am I right?
If I found the “just right” peasant skirt I think I would give it a whirl.
Once again then, here are three generations wearing the classic peasant skirt (and blouse).
Would you wear one?