New Obsession: Envelope Skirts

As temperatures are dropping, hemlines are ironically rising, thus popularizing the trendy envelope skirt. Slung low on the waist with a zigzag hem that shows a daring flash of thigh, these skirts are surprisingly flattering. Push the envelope by styling them with your favorite sweaters, sweatshirts, and graphic tees!


Love how the V emblem on Fashion Zen blogger Iris’s Ivyrevel Kingston Sweatshirt ($92) mirrors the hemline of her Saline Skirt ($92), also by Ivyrevel.


Kenzo pioneered the envelope mini trend and arguably has the most iterations of the style. Here, the Eye-Print Leather Mini Skirt ($1,300) meets its match in a sweatshirt also by the label worn by a stylish civilian.


Camille Over the Rainbow blogger Camille Charriere smacks of Parisian cool in a Voyou Safari Tee Shirt ($41), Elin King x Guess by Marciano skirt, and Zara heels.


Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad elevated her Zara skort with a 3.1 Phillip Lim t-shirt and Hermes cuffs.


Vogue Australia Fashion Editor Christine Centenera puts a buttoned-up spin on the look with a Proenza Schouler skirt, Alexa Wagner shoes, and a Dion Lee blouse.

Get the Look


Zara Combination Skirt ($80) in Black


Asos Mini Skirt Wrap Detail ($64) in Navy


H&M Wrap-Front Skirt ($35) in Black


Warehouse Leather Zip Biker Skirt ($121)


Topshop Mix Jacquard Wrap Skirt ($90) in Red

Are you Pushing the Envelope?



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32 comments on “New Obsession: Envelope Skirts

  1. Great skirts! Love the style but you would have to be wearing something underneath nowadays I would think with the cold temperatures. I think those skirts in the fall, some boots, and stockings turn heads more than in the summer. Am I wrong?

  2. The concept of wrap is indeed interesting as a design for skirts, as it gives an impression of Aphrodite coming out of the ocean or a beauty walking out of a bathtub. It is quite intimate. The rigidity of these skirts makes them more appropriate for outdoors, striking a good balance. However, clothing is supposed to enhance qualities and conceal weaknesses. The model in the first photo just shouldn’t wear any of these. Instead, she could have put on her yoga pants, which can be designed to shape her legs all day. I like the post, as I wasn’t aware of this design before.

    • On the other hand, if she’s perfectly happy with what she wears, there’s no problem though, in which case she’s wearing it to feel good and not to deliver an impression. Either way, it’s better that she’s aware of what she’s doing.

      • This cut is new and fabulous. I agree with you on the second statement on how she is wearing clothes to feel good! I believe women should absolutely wear what makes them happy. This stylish civilian and fashion blogger pulls together trendy ensembles that are totally inspiring! 🙂

      • Yeah, I saw the pics. When they stand alone, they look much better. However, it’s too easy to stand or sit close to slimmer ladies for quick comparison. It’s not worth it.

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