Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Hippie Skirts

In style or out, one of my favorite kinds of skirts is the long and flowing hippie skirt. I'm actually most comfortable in jeans most of the time, but when I put on a skirt these days for church or just because, I like the kind that looks good with Birkenstocks (although I do wear them with nicer shoes as well).

They aren't made for those times one needs to be really dressy, obviously, and at those times I prefer something more classical and tailored, but I love the way hippie skirts flow and swing around my legs. When I walk down stairs, they flounce around me and I feel certain that if I spun around they would twirl just like my daughters' favorite skirts and dresses.

And that's really the crux of my love for them. Hippie skirts satisfy a little girl longing for flouncy, feminine twirliness that combines well with my love for comfort.

3 comments:

Janis Gore said...

I have a gret hippie skirt that I bought in New Orleans years ago. It has jingles on the drawstring.

Jordana said...

I like the little jingles too. They make me happy.

dcrmom said...

Love the visual picture you just created with that post! The closest I have is one that is straight to the knee and then has a couple "flounces" from the knee down to mid-calf. I love the way it swings and flounces as I walk, especially when walking down the stairs.

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