Trend Alert :: "Drapey Skirts"

On any given day - maybe not during midterms or when it's raining, but almost all other days- on Berkeley's campus you're likely to see girls in high wasted skirts. It's not a fashion phenomenon really, but they're quick, they're easy, and just a little bit more fashion conscious than those cal sweatpants you could have worn instead. So, while you're stepping out of your pajamas, why not take a walk on the wild side and a cue from the runways and slip into what Tavi calls a "drapey skirt"?

Photos: Lanvin from fashionologie & Burberry from; assembled by Brittany Curran

Alber Elbaz for Lanvin and Christopher Bailey for Burberry Prorsum both showed dramatic body conscious skirts artfully draped in an array of colors in their Spring 2010 RTW lines. For a skirt with such a ridiculous name, the garment offers lots of versatility. Models at Burberry wore theirs with trench coats, ruffly tops, cardigans and hardware covered belts while Lanvin's were worn with huge gold chains, leather gloves and sheer tops with no bras- perhaps a little less appropriate for office hours.

Lots of affordable stores carry a version of the skirt - Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and Asos ranging from $15 to $158. After midterms (aka sweatpants season) are over, consider shedding your study clothes and stepping onto Sproul in a silly sounding, but great looking drapey skirt!

Julia Heidelman
BARE Reporter

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