Fashion trends are constantly changing. Many looks are inspired by old trends that take the best of the past and combine with modern twists. The poofy skirt is no exception. Poofy skirts were very popular during the fifties and were referred to as poodle skirts. During the eighties, full, poofy skirts were paired with leggings and lots of layers. Today the poofy skirt is A-line inspired and is worn with tanks or form fitting tops.
If you're unsure as to where to shop for the perfect poofy skirt, start with your major retailers. This would include Macy's, Target, Kohl’s, JC Penny, Urban Outfitters and Charlotte Russe. You also have the option of shopping online at many of the same stores. A poofy skirt should be comfortable, flattering, and give you the opportunity to mix and match with a lot of other patterns and prints. The main focus is going to be on the actual "poof" of the skirt, so finding a skirt that is beautiful, but in a solid print may give you more chances to mix and match. If you have a skirt that you absolutely love, and wish you had a poofy version, don't forget that there are seamstress and tailor stores in your area. If you know someone that can sew, or you are talented with a thread and needle, you can add filling material to the skirt that it has the poofy look you want.
There are plenty of stores to choose from to find the right poofy skirt, but there are some that are ideal in terms of price and look. Charlotte Russe offers an abstract corkscrew printed ruffle skirt that gives just a hint of poof. The skirt is available online and in stores for twenty five dollars. Charlotte Russe also carries an adorable poppy print skirt and a bubble skirt that are ideal for the girl that wants minimum poof. Many of the skirts come with an elastic waisted band for comfort. This style also makes the skirt look fabulous with form fitting tanks in bright, bold colors.
Urban Outfitters carries the Sparkle and Fade Pleated Skirt that almost mocks a school girl uniform skirt, but keeps it sophisticated with soft fabric and bright colors. For the ultimate poof, a longer skirt that Urban Outfitters has is the Louca Couture Tiered Lace Maxi Skirt, which displays layer upon layer of delicate lace that is bundled into individual pickups. This skirt would look great with a denim jacket and a pair of funky cowgirl boots. It can be rocked in summer or fall and is available in different colors so you can mix and match your looks. The Louca Couture Tiered Lace Maxi Skirt is currently considered on site, as one of Urban Outfitters top picks.
Regardless of where you decide to shop or how you pair together your perfect poofy skirt, make sure you feel great. A lot of women shy away from wearing skirts, feeling self conscious about their shape or their legs. The fashion truth is, if you find the right pattern and style to fit your body, a poofy skirt can be absolutely fabulous.