Wind Blown: 6 Skirts That Swing Just Right

Try a Marilyn moment on for size.

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If you haven't experienced it firsthand, take it from me (opens in new tab), a wind-blown-skirt moment is the single most anxiety-inducing, yet glamorous happenings of life. On one hand, you're flashing your skivies to half of the city, on the other, you're having your own — albeit not quite as Old Hollywood — Marilyn Monroe la Seven Year Itch (opens in new tab) moment. Yesterday, Jessica Alba had her own Marilyn-esque episode while wearing a burgundy Katharine Kidd Fall 2014 skirt (see above) and it has us craving the full, fluttery midi skirts that soar with each step. Sure, when you slip one on you run the risk of involuntarily flaunting what you've got, but their movement is markedly graceful. Shop this season's most sweeping styles, below, but keep in mind that a little breeze can go a long way. Oh, and wear cute underwear.

1. MSGM Laminated Leather Effect Midi Skirt, $408; luisaviaroma.com (opens in new tab).

2. Topshop 3D Rosette Midi Skirt, $150; topshop.com (opens in new tab).

3. Massimo Giorgetti Printed Satin Midi Skirt, $575; net-a-porter.com (opens in new tab).

4. Tibi Simona Jacquard Midi Skirt, $395; matchesfashion.com (opens in new tab).

5. ASOS Full Midi Skirt In Mono Rose Print, $87.06; asos.com (opens in new tab).

6. Rochas Bat-Jacquard Midi Skirt, $1,275; matchesfashion.com (opens in new tab).

Lauren Valenti
Lauren Valenti

Lauren is the former beauty editor at Marie Claire. She love to while away the hours at coffee shops, hunt for vintage clothes, and bask in the rough-and-tumble beauty of NYC. She firmly believes that solitude can be a luxury if you’ve got the right soundtrack—that being the Rolling Stones, of course.