Trend Alert: Waterfall Skirts

Not to be confused with the more popular high-low trend, waterfall skirts look more feminine and free-flowing. The delicate asymmetry turns heads, the “streams” of fabric dance as you make your entrance into a room, and onlookers will stare in awe of how ethereal your presence is. (Ok, I may be exaggerating. But they do remind me of fairies, sorceresses, angels, and other magical beings in fantasy.) This music video by k-pop girl group 4minute shows just how alluring these skirts can look in movement.

Like hi-lo skirts, waterfall skirts are typically made from chiffon or another sheer lightweight material. The difference is that its fabric is often pleated, the number of the folds varying from one designer to the next. Another thing that sets them apart are that waterfall skirts don’t necessarily have to start shorter in the front and longer in the back. In fact, the prettier ones I’ve seen start at arbitrary points and look tastefully chaotic. >:D

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I purchased this black waterfall skirt from Love Culture for dirt cheap a few months ago, and haven’t been able to wear it until it warmed up a bit last weekend. The elastic waistband wasn’t sewn in place, so it kept flipping and folding over inside the fabric throughout the day. It also kept riding up my waist so that my proportions looked all messed up. Or maybe I just need to lose a few more pounds? :(

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One thing is for certain, though – it’s definitely not a practical skirt to wear. There are so many hazards! Including, but not limited to: tripping over them in your heels, getting them stuck in an escalator, and being prone to wardrobe malfunctions when it’s windy. >.<; I wish you luck if you’re brave enough.

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3 responses to “Trend Alert: Waterfall Skirts

  1. I adore waterfall skirts – they’re so flattering, and so much fun to wear! Jx

  2. Your waterfall skirt looks really great on you. I’ve personally been oogling the high-low trend for a while, and now it has exploded in stores (along with peplums). I caved in recently and bought a high-low dress from F21, though I have no idea what occasion I will wear it because of its crazy flowy style.

    P.S. You are looking so fit! #beachbod2013? lol.

    • Oh, wow. I can’t believe I never got the notification for this comment. Sorry! :X I gave in to the high-low trend recently, too. And what a coincidence, my order was also placed at F21. :P And thanks, I’ve really been trying to diet and exercise my way into a beach body. But I’ve been slacking with my gym routine lately. x_x

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