Maxi Skirts 3 (Tied Up)

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Maxi Skirts for Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Maxi Skirts for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: Tied Up

Quote of the day: “The best gift you can give is your presence, your time, your love. A gift from your heart with no thought of reward.” Rachel Ridder

So the maxi skirt is a skirt….duh? But can you make it something a little different? I say yes. So this post was dedicated to try to change things up. Now you might be a person who likes an item for it’s intended use. Thus the post where we styled the same maxis with a t-shirt (here) or a topper (here) could be more to your liking. But if you’re adventuresome and crave a little variety, then here’s a thought! Make your maxi skirt either a dress or more of a midi! I’ll give more details below in the outfit descriptions!

Let’s talk about one variation that I didn’t show here in the blog series. If you have a maxi skirt, yet don’t love the length but the fit and material is wonderful, you could always cut many inches from the bottom hem and make it a regular length skirt!

As for the maxis themselves, I expounded on the advantages and disadvantages of the item on Margaret Manning’s Sixty + Me website! Tell me how you feel about the maxis in the comments below!

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Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: One variation for your maxi can be as a bathing suit cover up. Since I was not going to the beach any time soon, I decided to try mine out as a dress. Considering my skirt didn’t have a slit up the side, this was a reasonable & modest experiment. I could’ve worn a strapless bra and left off the cardigan, however, it was raining this day—thus I was able to add a little extra color! I definitely felt the need to add a belt due to the volume of material. It’s really not my favorite outfit worn this way, but I’m glad I tried it!

I’ve been reading that choker necklaces are making a comeback. I’ve always liked the look—you?

Dress/Skirt: Design History-thrifted (similar here sorta in the same color scheme or here with smaller stripes)~~Cardigan: Boden (similar here)~~Shoes: Simply Vera (similar here beaded instead of gold but a great deal!)~~Belt: (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

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Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: For Nancy’s variation, we turned the slit to the side of the skirt and tied up the ends of the slit into a knot! I thought it was perfect to add a shirt that had a knot on the side also! By wearing the skirt this way, it can be easier to walk, climb the stairs and not have it get caught up in your rolling chair!

Nancy got these shoes specifically to use for her touring around on her trip this year! They are a great walking shoe, but I decided there is no need to save them just for her trips. Since they are metallic, they’ll go with everything!

And I added a little turquoise to the mix with her jewelry—small but fun, right?

Skirt: Old Navy (here)~~Top: Apt 9 (similar here very close but no side tie)~~Shoes: Ecco (here)~~Necklace: (similar here only a couple left)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

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Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: And then mom’s variation of the maxi is not extremely different than Nancy’s, except we tied up the other side—the side without the slit. This leaves the skirt a little longer, but still provides an asymmetry detail!

Mom bought the shirt in Guatemala on her Panama Canal cruise—doesn’t it have the perfect vibe for wearing with a maxi?

Skirt: Old Navy (here)~~Top: (similar here in other colors besides white or here in white)~~Shoes: Anne Klein (similar here with lots of bling)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

It’s always a great day, when I read your comments and hear your stories!

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  • Kathleen McDermott

    The tie gives the grey skirt a very different look – I like it. More feminine and appealing. Looks great with the sweet little summer tops. Your skirt looks so nice as a dress and I like the cardi added.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kathleen!! I was surprised that knotting the skirt could actually work to make it look different!! 🙂

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  • Hi Jodie – all gorgeous as usual! Really love maxis.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Gilly!!

  • I love topping off my maxi dress with a different top. Love that you showcase the 3 of you this way….so adorable! Thanks for joining Ageless Style!

    Shelly||The Queen in Between

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Shelly!!

  • Mother Daughter

    Your skirt looks great as a dress, daughter does this and also uses the skirt as a bathing suit cover. All great looks. And yes the top your mom has on is perfect with the skirt.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Victoria!!

  • All fabulous – and I give the edge to your mom today – love that simple skirt made more fun with the knot! Thanks for sharing, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Patti!!

  • I love how creative you get when coming up with three different outfits for one item!

    I actually really like the way you wore your skirt! I think it looks great as a dress! The yellow works so well with it! And tying the maxi is a great idea, too. May be also great for traveling, especially if you go up and down a lot of stairs, where mine tends to get caught if I’m not careful…

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Andrea!! I do think tying up the ends make it much for functional. The stairs get me every time (the worst is when I have my hands full of laundry and I can’t grab it!!)

  • Suzanne Dennis

    I love your creativity and versatility with the outfits you post, Jodie! Your maxi looks really cute as a shorter dress, and Nancy and Charlotte both have darling blouses to wear with their skirts tied up.

    I wore a blue and white patterned knit maxi dress with a short-sleeved white shrug to my school’s Open House last Thursday night. Your mom would have liked my necklace, I think: it is a red bandana print with a wooden ABC hanging from it. Perfect for my first-graders! I guess it was technically a midi dress as I’m 5’10” tall, so it doesn’t come to the floor. But at school, that really works better for me as I can get around easier.

    Keep up the good work! All three of you are so pretty and inspiring!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Suzanne for such a wonderful comment and sharing your outfit too!!
      Sometimes I think the “maxis” that are more ankle length are actually more functional—see, the advantages of being tall!!!

  • PetiteOver40

    I actually really like your skirt as a dress, Jodie! You look so summery in this outfit! Someone else mentioned heels, and that might definitely lengthen the lines to show off your body more, but the way you’ve styled it here — with those cool beach-y sandals — is just fun and breezy!

    Nancy and your mom look poised for summer fun as well in their knotted maxi skirts! It’s so cool how you think out of the box to find new ways to style things. ❤️

    – Sherry
    http://www.petiteover40.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well, I am glad that everyone doesn’t think I look totally awful with this skirt as a dress….because I did wear it out that day—so I’d hate to think I looked crazy!! Ha ha!
      Nancy got to keep the maxi (only because mom has an entirely too full closet) so we’ll see if she wears it!
      Thanks for your love and happy weekend!!

  • Judy Gramith

    You said it first my dear Jodie… not your favorite look. You have such a great figure and this particular look on you just hides those assets. Your sandals are darling however! !
    Loving the tied up skirts on Nancy and Charlotte! I think Charlotte in particular looks FABULOUS!!# The bit of red in the blouse and the jewelry is great with her coloring.

    I think you really thought “outside the maxi” on this series of posts and took us on an intriguing styling adventure.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It is fun for me to try out different ideas & ways with clothing items, Jude! Because just as life is too short not to eat dessert first, it’s also too short to not have fun with your style!
      I thought the idea of this skirt as a dress was intriguing—and may have been better with one that wasn’t so voluminous? But I have been lucky with my figure so far, so might as well embrace it!!
      It’s funny because when mom first brought home that shirt, it reminded me of ones I had as a kid—but I’ve seen them all over lately!! She is definitely open to new clothing!
      Thanks so much for taking the time to always voice your thoughts!! I love hearing from you!

  • Queen of Rods

    Jodie, I’m only offering my opinion because you asked…please don’t be offended by my thoughts. I love your skirt as a dress…probably better than I would like it as a skirt. I think that heels would improve the awkward length and make it more flattering. I know that you have some…hahaha. I love the idea of knotting the maxi skirt on your mom and Nancy. Is Nancy’s still easy to walk in? Knotting the side without the slits was ingenious! And…I love your Mom’s embroidered blouse. It looks fabulous on her. In answer to your “age appropriate” question…I don’t really wear maxi dresses because they look like nightgowns on me, and I don’t own a maxi skirt, but I appreciate them on other people 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m never offended by other’s thoughts, Janet—so thanks tremendously for offering them up!
      I do think we all see things quite differently so it’s nice to be able to hear other ideas & suggestions! I didn’t even think to put on heels with the skirt this way (and you’re right 🙂 I have a couple pair–ha ha!) We’re going to Colorado’s wine country the end of next month, so maybe I’ll give it a shot, since it’d be versatile!
      Both mom & Nancy did not seem to have trouble walking in the skirt with the sides tied up—I think since it’s a knit material, there’s also a lot of give!!
      Thanks for your love & comments—I always truly appreciate it!!

  • I never would have thought to tie it. Two thumbs up on that idea!!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m sure I saw it on other bloggers, Darlene, as much as I’d love to take credit for it!! 🙂

  • Nice job Jodie1 Like all 3 looks. I have seen people tie up the bottom, kind of accents the shoes that way too. I like the addition of the touch of blue with the pink. Very cool idea of the skirt as a dress and I love that you added the yellow cardi for even a more summer look.
    Have a great weekend!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Jess!!

  • Catherine Urbanski

    The suggestion of using a maxi skirt as a dress/coverup is genius! It’s actually a great way to multitask with vacation packing! Also..tying up the skirt is not only a great suggestion, but a pragmatic one as well. I’m clumsy. Very clumsy and at times have to hold the bottom of my maxi up while walking up and down stairs. Tying = a “duh” moment for me.
    I love my maxi skirts because it is great lazy-day dressing. I don’t have to shave my legs and I can sit any way I wish. And NO. We are never too old to wear a maxi!
    Thanks for a great post!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You speak truth Catherine—it’s not just for clumsy ones—but the extra material just gets in the way!!
      Thanks for your thoughts!!

  • I like the idea of tying it up I have seen a few people doing that now and always looks nice. Have a lovely weekend. Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think it adds a little variety too Gemma…thanks for reading!