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I don’t quite remember why or when I banned skirts from my wardrobe. It feels recent-ish and not a consciously deliberate choice. Truth be told, I’ve always felt my best and truest self in some sort of pant/trouser situation.
My work uniform is usually some sort of denim-on-denim combo, or a dark T-shirt and dark jeans combo. If I’m working from home, it’s almost always a muumuu, and in the winter when I have to run out for errands, I’ll throw on leggings. If I’m having a bad day or experiencing gnarly period cramps, I’ll put on my coziest sweats. I don’t know why, but in my lizard brain, pants just means “get sh!t done,” and dresses are almost always for parties and weddings.
I ordered this Eloquii skirt ($119.90) because I was bored of all my party dresses and needed something chic a few weeks ago for a very fancy party. My god, did it deliver. It’s very feminine but not overwhelmingly so, and definitely more versatile than the floor-length gown I was considering wearing instead.
True story: Everyone’s waist looks great in this silhouette. And it’s so, so, so comfortable and silky smooth — well, satiny smooth. It also comes in taffetta, which I think just means “heavier and shinier” in fabric.
Pair it with a black turtleneck or a sexy bodysuit. Dress it up or down — your choice — but you really can’t go wrong and will look elegant no matter what. Don’t be intimidated by the price, either! Eloquii runs a sale literally every day, so look for the code at the top of the site and go to town.
The best thing about this skirt was dancing in it all night. I’m a hardened, cynical big-city lady with no time for cutesy stuff, but even I can’t deny the power of a good skirt twirl.