Saturday, April 11, 2015

Spring Skirt: Great Style And, Yes, Good Length

Three years ago, Pauline Durban introduced Covered Perfectly, a collection of super comfortable, well-priced tops for women in sizes Small through Plus. The tops are designed to flatter the woman over 50 by covering her in all the right places. Flattering50 has followed the progress of the brand, reporting the addition of new top styles. Recently, I was asked if I'd like to review one of the brand's newest additions: skirts. Needless to say, I said "yes."

That's me (above) wearing my new Covered Perfectly Pencil Skirt in hounds-tooth. I've always been a fan of hounds-tooth prints, but really love the over-sized hounds-tooth prints that have been popular in recent years. The bigger print adds pizzazz to the classic pencil skirt style.

Just like the line of Covered Perfectly tops, my new Pencil Skirt is ultra comfortable and well-priced ($29.99). The fabric has a touch of Spandex and there's a wide, flat elastic waistband, both of which make it comfortable for walking and sitting. It also is long enough, falling just below my knees. I love jersey skirts, but they sometimes cling and ride up my leg when I'm wearing tights or stockings. My new Covered Perfectly skirt hasn't done that. And last, but not least, I'm always looking for pieces that are comfortable and nice enough to wear from work to dinner. This skirt will be perfect for those work-to-dinner nights.

The skirt, which is USA-made, is also available in solid black and a fun animal print. If you're planning a trip any time soon, you might want to consider taking one of these skirts along. It's super lightweight, wrinkle-resistant and folds up easily. Plus, it's machine washable.

For styling, I have paired my new skirt with a long cardigan. Whenever I wear a form-fitting skirt or slacks, I feel more comfortable with my bottom covered. The Covered Perfectly website shows the skirt with a long top, which would work, too.

For more about Covered Perfectly and the pieces I've styled in the past, take a peek at...

Stylish Top Covers Perfectly, Feels Wonderful

Tops Over 40: New Styles, Colors and Plus Sizes

Style Over 50: A Vest Above the Rest

Women's Tops That Cover and Flatter

The Woman Behind A New Line of Stylish Tops