Versatile Style by Tracey

Swingy Skirts

Posted on: January 21, 2013

Posting this tonight since I have to go to my WW meeting!!!!!!    Linked up with Visible Monday!!!!

Instyle’s February Issue had an article about finding your perfect ” Swingy Skirt”….

These are examples I found on Pinterest!

Spring skirtSpring SkirtFossil Spring Lookbook - London SkirtFree People pleated skirt spring 2011 stylebook

Any of us who loved skirts as a little girl instantly recognized what a “swingy skirt”  is.  That skirt with just the right amount of volume that when you twirled would swing out around you.  I have such fond memories of twirling in my skirts.  If I was ever having to wait while my parents were busy, that was how I passed the time and entertained myself.

Here is one I found at Target for just $19.99

Xhilaration® Juniors Belted Skirt - Assorted Colors Xhilaration® Juniors Belted Skirt - Assorted Colors

Xhilaration® Juniors Belted Skirt - Assorted Colors

You have to love the variety of print choices in this cute little number?  They have it in solids too, but not as much fun!   

So, now begs the question at 47 years old can I relive that feeling and find a way to make this trend appropriate for me without looking like I am trying to dress too young…. Do I really care if someone thinks I am trying to dress too young… Well, maybe, a little… I am the mother of a 21 year old daughter….


So here is my attempt to rock this style with what is currently in my closet and appropriate for winter because anyone who really knows me can tell you I have little patience and can’t wait for Spring to try this. My excitement is sometimes very overwhelming and like a child I desire instant gratification. This is a trait that my husband finds endearingly humorous.


Here, I added the jacket which isn’t really necessary when it is 56  degrees outside(by the time I post this our temperatures will drop to 31 and even down to the teens at night, the lowest temps in 2yrs!), but I really like what the jacket  adds to this look.  My greatest insight and change I’ve made since blogging is to switch to more cropped jackets and it really has made a tremendous difference.  I am still looking at these photos and my body, trying to adjust to the shock of my weight loss.  I just feel so giddy and like celebrating as it really has been about 6 years since I had this body.

Still on a no-shopping thing right now,but when I start up again, the first purchases are going to be more “swingy”  knee length skirts for Spring!  I would prefer wearing a casual light weight skirt over shorts on most days…

Gratitude:  I am grateful that today, I go back to my first Weight Watcher meeting since the week before Christmas!  I will post my weigh in results when I return…  I am also grateful for the holiday and a day off from homeschooling.   I am grateful to all three of my sons who unloaded and reloaded the dishwasher. swept floors and cleaned up the front living room, which is their hang out space and game room.  I am grateful that my husband forgot his tablet and made a surprise drop by to pick it up…

Update:  I just got back from my WW meeting and no surprise I gained a pound, but knew that as soon as I woke up with PMS symptoms of swollen tender breasts and that darn bloating in my stomach.. So next week I hope to have a 2lb loss.  I am finally well enough to exercize, so will kick that into gear as the appetite is still off…  Also too cold switched to a diffferent dress for weigh in…

Dear Readers, there is just something that really connects with me when I  wear dresses and skirts. I have a spring in my step, feel SASSY and most like myself… I never feel this way in pants...  So chime in and leave a comment what is that outfit that puts a spring in your step?  Your comments are welcomed and greatly appreciated!


7 Responses to "Swingy Skirts"

Who doesn’t love a flippy skirt? That salmon one is fantastic! A full skirted dress with a cinched waist is my ideal sassy number. you look great!


I think you look fabulous – swingy skirts are perfect for you and you’re owning this one. Love the selections you put up too! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday : >

I love the print on your skirt. Looks great.

Look at you in your flippy little skirt with your totally flat tummy and trim legs! You have earned the right to wear this in complete confidence.

I love swingy skirts! And I’m in love with that first one. Isn’t Pintrest great?!. And honestly rock the style you love the most!! Styles are for those who can pull it off, there’s no age limit as long as you have the body and personality for it. And swingy skirts you can pull off!!! And don’t worry about the pound issue. PMS makes your body do crazy things like gain a couple pounds when your NOT!

Happy Tuesday!

Redheaded Daybook

Thank you for your comments! Not worried about the weight from PMS has happened too much along this journey!

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