Wednesday, 23 May 2007

The how-to of bubble skirts

Bubble skirts. The curvy girl's best friend. But, like a lot of things, only when done right. For a while, they seemed to be popping up everywhere. Now you're more likely to seem them on the streets, rather than on the runways. But, as Vogue has showed us here...
...the bubble skirt is timeless.
So now let's take a look at the best (and not so best) ways to pull of the Bubble Skirt.

Do wear a bubble dress with a defined waistline to accentuate your womanly middle. You'll have tongues wagging in no time.
Do jazz it up and wear it to a dress up event (e.g. dinner party? cocktail party?). But jazzing it up simply means adding a bit of jewellery and heels, don't go too overboard.
Do transform this into a winter look as well, by wearing it with a fitted parka, with small buttons.

Try to avoid really pale, neutral colours, especially if you have pale skin. Pale colours will drag the whole outfit down, with a total of zero desirability. The bubble skirt is a statement maker, so back that up with statement making colours too.
Try to avoid a shiny material for the bubble skirt. It tends to make the wearer look bigger.

Don't go crazy on volume. A little bit of oomph is always nice to see; but trust me, you won't be doing yourself any favours by adopting the 'bigger is better' aethestic with this style.
Don't wear a bubble skirt with a top with no neckline. This will cancel out the sexiness you're trying to achieve (especially for big-busted women, it will just make the wearer look saggy).
Don't wear a bubble skirt with a wallpaper-style pattern. Is an explanation really needed?

Kudos to...
Mischa Barton, for being one of the first to bring back the bubble skirt, and rocking it! She's giving it a very relaxed, easy-going feel by wearing it loose, and in a very cute, bold colour that compliments her skin tone. But be warned, if wearing loose, beware of wardrobe malfunctions.

Bubbles away!


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