With so much volume on the runways in the midst of an 80s moment, it's not surprising that the bubble skirt (aka the Pouf), made such a strong showing. While not the easiest silhouette to rock, as long as the proportions are right, it can be surprisingly flattering to a gal's fine figure, as evidenced by this version from the Fendi fall 2006 collection.
Wearing a bubble skirt in high style - The Rules:
#1 Keep the skirt and the entire ensemble dark & monochromatic.
#2 Make sure everything else you're wearing with a bubble skirt is sleek & form-fitting.
#3 Emphasize your waist with an oversized obi-style belt.
#4 The hem of the bubble should end well above the knee.(For the particularly petite, think about choosing a mini-skirted version that's a size or two larger than you normally take and wearing it slung a little lower.)
Bubble mini from Trina Turk - Nordstrom.com
Bubble skirt - Banana Republic
Lace up booties - NineWest.com
- Lesley Scott
(runway photo: Elle.com)