Bundling Up With a Long Coat Over Your Maxi Skirt

Maxi Skirts Worn for the Winter Months.

Maxi Skirts for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: With a Long Coat

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Here’s an item that I really don’t have much experience styling. It’s true that the 3 of us did a blog series about maxi skirts in the summer, here, here & here. But I’m not even positive those are my favorite outfits? And I even wrote an article for Sixty + Me about the maxi here! But, truthfully, I haven’t really worn the item as much as I could. So it’s nice to know that I can introduce another blogette to give us some more variety. Make sure to read to the bottom to find out all about her and see her interpretation of our category!

I know when I first started being aware of the maxi skirts & dresses, they were on the summer scene! So I thought I’d conduct an experiment now and see how they’d look for the winter months. I’d love your feedback on how to better wear this item?? Just tell me below in the comments!

The series starts with the question of how to best show off your maxi? I know, when I wear many of my longer winter coats, you really don’t see what’s underneath it (although that could be a good thing-ha ha). Consequently, I wondered if this could be an advantage of a maxi skirt? It actually shows with a long coat!? And especially if you know you’ll be hanging out in your coat for awhile, like at an outdoor event or touring—would this be a smart choice?

Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: I recently purchased this maxi from another blogger’s Etsy site (see Suzanne’s Vintage Shop here)! I really wanted a maxi that made a statement and I was vacillating between the one I bought and this one!

Maxi Skirts Worn for the Winter Months.

The coat and matching hat are a hand me down from my mother!! I do wear the coat quite a bit in the winter, especially around Christmas since it’s red. But I’ve only just started wearing hats more! Part of the reason I wouldn’t wear the hat was because the lining of the hat was gross & falling apart. So I just decided to take out all of the lining. I suppose I could somehow add a lining back into it, but I’m not sure it’s worth the effort?

Maxi Skirts Worn for the Winter Months.

We took these photos at the Downtown Littleton light rail station. They have the neatest mural painted on the wall!  I figure if you are someone who takes advantage of using your city’s public transportation; then wearing your layers would be incredibly smart.

Maxi Skirts Worn for the Winter Months.

I’m bundled up galore in this outfit. The boots are my OTK boots and these gloves are my long ones. Considering that I am one of those people who are even cold when inside, then I figured I should layer, layer and layer some more for this post!

Maxi Skirts Worn for the Winter Months.

Skirt: Bought from Suzanne’s Etsy Shop (similar here)~~Coat: Risa Diane (similar here in brown or black or here in red without the fur)~~Boots: Betseyville (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Gloves: (similar here)~~Hat: (similar here in black or camel)

Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: Now Nancy’s maxi skirt is exactly the type I think about in the summer. It’s a knit material and somewhat casual. Because of this, I wanted to bring in some more glamorous details, and thus added in her new coat from VIPme (you can see the post we introduced all 3 of our coats here!)

Maxi Skirts Worn for the Winter Months.

Instead of wearing a long scarf that might take away from the embroidery details, I had her put on a fur infinity scarf! The detailing on this jacket is more of a gold and yellow thread so I questioned if the grey fur would look okay? But then I decided it’s like mixing our metals in our jewelry, which is a definite yes nowadays!

Maxi Skirts Worn for the Winter Months.

We certainly can’t take blog pictures without including some earrings, right? I had Nancy wear a stud pair of earrings though, so they wouldn’t compete with the scarf. They are a pretty, silver flower that matches her hair so nicely!

Maxi Skirts Worn for the Winter Months.

Since it is colder outside, Nancy’s bundled up under her skirt also. She has on her grey cuddle duds and her knee high black boots!

Maxi Skirts Worn for the Winter Months.

Skirt: Old Navy (here)~~Coat: VIPme (here)~~Boots: Kelly & Katie (similar here)~~Scarf: Maurices (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Sunglasses: (similar here)

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: And last but definitely not least in this category is mom in her long coat & maxi. This maxi skirt is new for mom. It was a hand me down, given to her by a friend, but mom needed to shorten it a little and fix the moth holes in it before she could wear it!

Maxi Skirts Worn for the Winter Months.

The coat is one of those kits from Frostline from many, many years ago. Did anyone else ever make any those coats? If you did, the question is do you still have it? LOL.

Maxi Skirts Worn for the Winter Months.

Since mom’s skirt is a beautiful red, she wanted to add in her red scarf and rose colored, cameo earrings.

Maxi Skirts Worn for the Winter Months.

Since mom’s skirt has a print border on the bottom portion, I think it’s almost perfect how the coat covers some of the maxi, but not all of it!

Maxi Skirts Worn for the Winter Months.

Skirt: No label (similar here with the print all over and here in solid red)~~Coat: Frostline (similar here)~~Boots: (similar here in a casual version)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Mireille (Blogette): Please welcome Mireille as another lovely reader who is joining us to show that style is ageless! She’s 41 and a stay-at-home mother of 3 boys! Like many of us, she considers her purchases budget friendly by getting most of her clothes on clearance or in thrift stores!

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In her words: “Since our winter has turned really mild and somewhat rainy, I styled my maxi with a rain trench coat (thrifted). The maxi and the black booties were from Kohls a few years ago. I always enjoy my beret because people tell me I look French in it. Funny how I still have a slight French accent even though I moved back to the states 20 years ago!”

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I shopped for some other maxi skirts that could transition to these colder months:

  • Super glam and colorful. Love your coat Jodie. You already know that I love mums x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laurie!!

  • Nikki Frank-Hamilton

    So much to discus about this round of outfits! First off, love the mural-what a cool piece of art and a great place to take photos. I can’t imagine all the work that goes into one of your posts, I appreciate it!

    Jodie’s outfit-love the coat, the red looks great on you! And the fur hat and trim, so awesome. I really love your maxi skirt, the color and the fabric have me swooning. And those boots! Perfect color. Love it.

    Nancy’s outfit-that coat is so spectacular. The stitching is gorgeous and it’s a definite statement piece. I have several maxi skirts similar to Nancy’s and I love throwing them on in the summer, they equal sweat pants to me for daily wear, but can be dressed up when needed.

    Mom’s outfit-I love the way that the border on the skirt peeks out from the bottom of the coat, really adds interest and makes the outfit pop. Your Mom looks great in red and her glasses are the best! I want a fun pair of glasses, where did you find these? I love them!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for such a comprehensive, lovely comment Nikki!!
      I think fun glasses make such a statement!! These of mom’s are an older reading glasses pair, but I have found some great online sites for less expensive glasses (EyeBuyDirect or Firmoo)
      Enjoy your weekend—and thanks for being such a great supporter!!

  • I have meant to stop by this post and let you know how gorgeous each of these looks are. You skirt is making me envious. I really don’t have a maxi skirt as such-you could be going to the opera! Love them all.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I do love this maxi, Terri!! The sheen, the unusual color—it just makes it such a stand out!!
      Thanks for taking the time to stop over and say such nice things!!

  • For some reason, I’m getting very regal feels about these outfits. I feel like you all look like queens!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Michelle—I do think that the coat takes center stage!

  • You all wear beautiful coats! And I like all of you in your maxi skirts (and think wearing them in winter makes a lot of sense!). Did you try pairing the skirts with shorter jackets? The long skirts with the longer coats is an unusual (but pretty!) silhouette, but I’m wondering if you would feel maybe more comfortable with a shorter jacket? I usually wear my maxi skirt with shorter, tighter fitting tops.

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I totally didn’t think about a shorter jacket, Andrea! Someone else suggested that, and I kicked myself—I should have shown 3 different lengths for comparison. But I might try that next year. It would be very interesting to see how they stack up against each other!
      It’s funny how once I get something in my head, I don’t always think about the other options—that’s were being focused can be a disadvantage, LOL!!
      Thanks for your thoughts…I really appreciate it!

  • I don’t even have a summer maxi! Always meant to try one, but never got around to it. Yours all look so pretty.
    BUT. YOUR. COAT. SOOOO loving that whole set. Forgive me for looking past the maxis (because they’re a neat look I’ve never considered) but the coordinating hat, fur trim, sleeve length and black gloves….that is a showstopper on it’s own. Love, love, love (love, love)!!!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Em!!
      I have to laugh because after I put this series together, I realized it wasn’t my favorite—I really like maxis when I see them on other women, but I still feel like I don’t know what to wear with them. So maybe that’s the best reason to have a statement coat? Then who cares what’s underneath it??? LOL!

  • These are fantastic! In the winter it’s so nice to dress in LONG layers…love how each of these are styled!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura!! We do have to keep warm, right? 🙂

  • I love all three looks…very opulent! Your green skirt is beautiful and pairs so well with the red coat. The faux fur accents are the perfect finishing touches!

    Emma xxx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Emma!!

  • Aditi Oberoi Malhotra

    Gorgeous looks! I love all 3!!
    Adi xx

  • Maria Jose Gomez Verdu

    All looks are beautiful, great post

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Maria!!

  • Two of my favorite things: pretty coats and maxi skirts. I just love the fur trim on yours! It reminds me of princess Kate.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Liz!!

  • Kristin Kohler

    That’s such a beautiful and well kept coat that I would never guess it was a hand-me-down! I love the bright red and fur accents…so very chic!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I didn’t even think of that Kristin, but it’s probably because my mom has so many coats, that they really don’t get worn out!!
      But in saying that—I’m just as guilty!!
      I think she gave this to me about 10 years ago, and she had it for over 30!! I really need to make sure to wear it more since I don’t have a daughter to pass it onto!!

  • I’m really short so I never wear long coats. But I have to say, they look so chic!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      All three of us are short, too, Laura!! But I’m always cold, so I have quite a few longer coats in my closet!

  • Such beautiful, ornate coat options! Love each of them equally.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Mary!!

  • Love these looks they look so cozy! I would definitely do with some of these layers today as it’s freezing in the UK.

    Gemma x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Gemma!!
      Layering is the only way I keep warm in these months!! 🙂

  • You all wear your maxi skirts well! I love maxi lengths but even though I wear my maxi skirts in winter I’ve never tried any of my longer coats over them! I’ll need to try that when winter arrives later this year 🙂

    Hope you are having a lovely week 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Jodie Filogomo

      How nice to hear someone else who wears their maxi in the winter. I just wasn’t sure what to pair with it—if one piece/sweater looked better than others!! You’ll have to tell me your experience…I’m such a newbie with these maxis!!

  • PetiteOver40

    Wow! You all look ready for your parts in the elegant, glamorous film Doctor Zhivago! It makes so much sense to wear long skirts in winter when it is coldest outside. I get the maxi skirt for summer too, especially with the lighter-weight fabrics, but for winter, why not have a heavy-weight fabric maxi with boots underneath? Toasty warm and stylish at the same time!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks my love!!

  • I always connected maxis with the summer. But you are right, the winter is perfect for maxis too. You look wonderful, ladies! Thank you for sharing your unique styles with My Red Carpet.

    Anna xoxo

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s so funny how that perception is among most of us, Anna!!
      Now I just need to work at making the maxi more comfortable to style in this cold weather…I figure the more I do it, the better it’ll be??

  • Judy Gramith

    I rarely wear maxi skirts and when I do it’s a summer look but they are great when your legs aren’t tan or freshly shaven during those warmer months.
    All of you look very elegant in your outfits.
    Jodie, that red coat with the gray fur accessories is darling on you and the gold/green of that gorgeous vintage skirt peeking out is so pretty! You could be in a scene from “Frozen” as an extra princess!!
    Nancy’s new coat is gorgeous. I’m such a lover of embroidery in all forms and this coat is very special. I would have omitted the scarf entirely. The turtle neck covers her neck and doesn’t compete with the coat’s details.
    Charlotte’s talents never cease to amaze!
    Fabric mending must be a nearly lost art.
    A white coat is very versatile and the red of her skirt and scarf really pop against that white. The red plaid of her eyeglasses is so darn cute it just made me smile.
    Mireille wears her beret and that cute black and white plaid jacket so well with the long black skirt. Very nicely styled!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for such a fabulous comment Jude!!
      And for having such great suggestions on how to style this skirt—-you’ll see the book club recreation on Friday!!
      I now only have this maxi—and it has quite the dressy flair, so I can’t imagine wearing it for a casual time. But maybe if I try it more, it’ll work?
      I just purged my knit maxi, because I wasn’t gaga about it! But they are so functional in the fact that you can layer so well under them, and they are cooler in the summer. So I’m going to have to play around more and see if they become more “me”!
      You don’t want to join in for Friday?

  • I go back and forth with maxi skirts and dresses… sometimes I love them, sometimes I’m lukewarm. I like the idea of winter layering though, long skirts = staying warmer!
    Chic on the Cheap

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m like that too, Lydia. I wonder why? Because I really love them when I see them on others. But maybe it’s like the culottes—I just have to find the right style & silhouette? I actually gave away my knit maxi in my latest purge session, so we’ll see if I replace it!!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  • Laura

    Your mother’s skirt is gorgeous! What a great hand-me-down! And she was the perfect one to receive it with her sewing talent to bring it back to life. I love all the coats and scarves you added with these skirts, too!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura!!
      It’s funny how many women will give my mom their older things and even material that they bought in the past. Because she still loves to create new things with them!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    Great looks on all of you, Jodie and on your blogette too! It is funny that we were both thinking maxi’s this week. My post tomorrow features a maxi dress! It’s that great minds connecting again! Ha, ha. – Amy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      How fabulous Amy—I’ll have to share it and link to it on Wednesday!!

  • I love all three of your outfits! Very cozy and classy and that red coat is such a statement piece. Love it! xx

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Ann-Marie!!

  • Jacqueline Rendine

    Love that coat! Such a great shade!
    Stylin In St. Louis

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Jacqueline!!

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    lol, I know this was suppose to be about maxi skirts, but those fabulous coats have all taken center stage.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You’re so right, Tracey!! They definitely are the focal points, huh? And maybe it goes to show my obsession with a great statement coat–LOL!!

  • Ruth

    Nancy’s coat is gorgeous and looks great with the fur infinity scarf and the splash of red from the sweater!
    Your red coat is beautiful as well, and you paired up the earrings well with the fur collar and hat.
    I like the red scarf with your mom’s white coat. Red is such a beautiful accent!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the lovely comment Ruth! I really appreciate it and will forward it to both mom & Nancy so they can smile too!!

  • such awesome coats! you all look so fab!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kelsey!!

  • I love how your photos were taken at the light rail station. That wall is just perfect for your outfit! All the looks are classy and timeless!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Nina!!
      My husband is such a good sport about finding fun places to take my photos lately!!

  • These are all so cute and warm. Love the idea of pairing a maxi skirt with a long coat into winter – I’m always afraid I’ll be cold, but this solves the problem!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Annessa!
      And you probably always are cold, since you hang out on the ice!! 🙂

  • I am with you on not wearing too many maxi skirts. Maxi dresses and midi skirts, yes. I do like them though, and you all look lovely in them!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Amy for the kind words!!
      Do you ever wear your maxi dresses in the cold months? I feel like I don’t see that many women wearing them??

  • Itzel Najar

    Nice outfit!!!
    So cool!!
    Love it!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Itzel!!

  • Charlotte Miller

    In order to fix the moth holes–I just did a simple re-weaving with a magnetizing glass. I learned this in college tailoring class. Used to correct clipping mistakes. Comes in handy.

  • I love to see you wearing the green maxi skirt! I only wish I could have seen your full outfits without the coats too.

    Thanks for the shout-out!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Ahhhh….but you will!!
      I thought I tagged you on FB when the book club party photos went live—it would have been mid December? Did you see those at all? If not, I could do it again?

      • I am very social media inept and I don’t get notifications very often. I don’t think I saw it.

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Okay…so I shared it again!! Run, don’t walk to FB and check that little red world in the upper right corner!! You’ll have to scroll through them, and you don’t get a great full body shot—but don’t worry! The full body shot is coming Wednesday & Friday!! 🙂

  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    At first I didn’t like the proportions, but upon closer inspection, I believe it works. I worry about the bulkiness or looking too frumpy. Your red coat combo looks stunning and it’s my fave so far. I forget i have a maxi skirt and dress, and end up wearing them in spring.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s funny, because it’s not what you see tons, huh, Terri? And it may not be the best proportions? I think what I should have done is show 3 different lengths of coats with our maxis—that would have been a great comparison! Thanks for talking me through this—I may have to attempt that next year!!

  • All of these coats are fabulous! Maxi skirts are so versatile. Thanks for sharing and have a great week!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Katherine!!

  • Jodie your coat and hat with the maxi skirt is a combination to die for! So glamorous. I haven’t got any maxi skirts or dresses. IM always meaning to get one for Greece every summer.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      See…I always think of them for the summer too, Gail!!
      They really are fabulous, even though I don’t have many! I wonder if it reminds me of the more glamorous days of yore?
      Thanks for the wonderful compliment!!

  • I have yet to ever really wear a Maxi Skirt. I’m 5’2 and a bit over weight. But hopefully one day I will and you’ve listed some great styling options here. Thanks for linking up!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I totally understand your trepidation Barbie. And I’m all about the fact that not every item of clothing is for every woman out there, but only because of personal preference.
      But lately I’ve been on a kick that any woman can wear any clothing item if she wants—it shouldn’t depend on height, weight or body shape. So much of how an item looks on the body is dependent on fit and silhouette (of the item)! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been surprised at how good something looks, when I thought I couldn’t wear it!!
      I really appreciate your voice in this!!

  • jess

    I really love that classic red coat on you Jodie! And the added touches of fur. That maxi looks quite fancy, love the sheen of it, and your mom and Nancy look lovely in their skirts. Pretty cold there huh?
    jess xx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jess!!
      The cold isn’t usually crazy bad here—in fact, there are many days that it’s quite balmy. It’s just not always when we’re taking photos—ha ha!!

  • You ladies styled your maxi skirts beautifully! The red coat is gorgeous and certainly a statement piece. You’re right normally you don’t get to see what’s underneath the coat in the winter time so the maxi skirt option is a great idea.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Aracely!!

  • That coat of yours is zo classy! Wow! I never wear maxi skirts. But you show that you can wear them in winter with a long coat! Insaw this incredible dress at Suzanne s Etsy shop but the shipping is more expensive then the dress! Oh well, it s not that I have nothing to wear…..Is it?

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That made me laugh Nancy—because I need more clothes like I need a hole in the head, LOL!!
      Thanks for the love!!

  • Queen of Rods

    I like the long coats over the maxi skirts and think that your Mom’s coat length really highlights the border print on her skirt. I’d love to know your Mom’s technique for fixing moth holes…she’s so good with textiles 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Mom did put in this comment (In order to fix the moth holes–I just did a simple re-weaving with a magnetizing glass. I learned this in college tailoring class. Used to correct clipping mistakes. Comes in handy.)…she just forgets to make it as a reply, so you might not have read it!! I did find this video too :http://bit.ly/2j7cymN although it doesn’t really teach you how, but basically shows how they fix them!!
      Thanks for the love, Janet!!

      • Queen of Rods

        Thanks to you and your mom for the info. Since I’m going to repair some small moth holes, I’m wondering if needle felting might work. Have you or your mom ever done this? And if so, can you give me some hints?

        • Jodie Filogomo

          I’ve done needle felting but only on felted sweaters. (and I made some christmas ornaments with this technique), but I’m not sure how you’d go about mending a hole with it. But here’s a youtube that might help: http://bit.ly/2koCwmG

        • Charlotte Miller

          I’m so sorry—it was demonstrated in sewing guild once-but I’ve never done it. The wool of this skirt was rather thin and loosely woven so the re-weaving was ,easy.

          • Queen of Rods

            Thank you for your thoughts. I’ll give the re-weaving a try. Sometimes I use my long blonde hair as invisible thread for these repairs and I’ve been successful with that. I’m going to try to repair a very thin scarf, so wish me luck 🙂

          • Jodie Filogomo

            Your hair? That’s an amazing idea!
            You should take photos before, during and after and then I could write a blog on it???

          • Queen of Rods

            I think that could happen after my current project (aka nightmare) is finished. I’ll be in touch 🙂

          • Jodie Filogomo


          • Charlotte Miller

            What a unique use of hair for the reweaving. Best of luck on the project.

  • Mireille

    I love all three of your outfits! Very cozy and classy and they would be great for the holidays with those bright reds!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much for being part of this adventure Mireille!! I’ve always subscribed to the idea of the more, the merrier, so it makes my day!!

  • Bernadette Laganella

    Interesting post for me because I always default to a short jacket over a long skirt because I am only 5’2″. Nancy’s coat is fantastic.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Have I ever told you that the three of us are petites, Bernadette? Mom’s 5’4, I’m 5’2 and Nancy is 5’0″. I’m sure you hear as much as I do what petite women should & shouldn’t wear, but I’ve been trying to debunk many of the thoughts by concentrating on the style, fit & silhouette more! Of course, it doesn’t always work, but it’s fun!