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The Summer Of Swishy Skirts

Thus far, summer 2013 has seen the extention of the skirt. Over the past twenty years, girls have favoured shorter and shorter pencil and miniskirts – but with the sudden rise of vintage madness that has infected les Montrealaises especially hard, the long flowing skirt has made her comeback.

Online shopping sites like Threadsence or Nasty Gal offer a new look for the new gen girl that in fact dates back to the 70s. “Rocker Chic” rings well with our generation. Other motifs of the time such as Ringo shades, wide-brimmed hats and big fat platforms are in tow with the trend.

Whether you opt for the jewel and earth-toned tulle skirts at American Apparel or dig up something big and colourful at a local vintage depot, it becomes immediately effortless to pair against your other favourite summer pieces (bustier, meet your soul-mate!)

You’ll never feel too over-dressed or too overexposed in these pretty thangs. In fact, you’ll want to keep wearing your princess party dress into the autumn. You can play up the look with bold tights sticking out underneath and they go with just about every style of shoe (sneakers all day, heels all night!)

For an authentic 70s chick look, pair with your dads old band t shirts on top of a waist-high skirt, or a skin tight turtle neck.

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