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