It’s not often that a fresh shape turns up on the red carpet, but lately there’s a skirt that’s making us take a second glance. Full tulip skirts fall somewhere between pleated and A-line silhouettes, with the bell shape flaring from the hips and then slightly tapering in again at the hem — think bubble skirts but with more structure. Full of charm, this season’s skirt creates a look that’s classically feminine, but with a modern wink. Already spotted on style stars like Emmy Rossum, Jamie Chung and Marion Cotillard, this is surely a trend in the making.
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Ellen Freeman has been contributing to the Fashion Spot since 2010. Since graduating with a degree in comparative literature from Haverford College, her celebrity fashion, wellness, arts and travel writing has appeared in publications including the Matador Network and Philadelphia Weekly. Also a certified yoga instructor, Ellen currently lives in the Japanese countryside—but misses thrift store spelunking in her hometown of Portland, Oregon.