Celebrities Go Long in ’50s-Inspired Full Skirts

Let’s face it, the mini skirt will never go out of style, but it’s time to meet its newest competition: the full, vintage-inspired skirt. Fashion forward stars like Anne Hathaway, Keira Knightley, and Camilla Belle have been taking a page straight out of the 1950s and bringing back some romance to the red carpet with this retro silhouette. 

Keira Knightley in a full skirtAnne Hathaway in a full skirt.

Keira Knightley mastered modest chic when she stepped out in this exquisite Chanel skirt. The actress’ sheer top, paired with the subtle sparkle of a shin-grazing full skirt, helped put this trend on the map. This is a great number for a premiere or a night out with friends. In a Stella McCartney blouse, leather Salvatore Ferragamo skirt, and Lanvin heels, Anne Hathway took full skirts from frumpy to fashionable at a charity event promoting her latest film, Love and Other Drugs. Hathaway’s bold red lips add just the right amount of color to her ensemble.

Camilla Belle in a full black Derek Lam skirt at the Freedom AwardsAlexa Chung in a full Louis Vuitton skirt.

While attending the Freedom Awards, Camilla Belle wore a full black Derek Lam skirt that she paired perfectly with a nude camisole. Belle’s skirt created an elegant silhouette that showed just the right amount of skin on top and kept it quietly classy down below. If there’s one thing Alexa Chung knows, it’s how to make an entrance. The internationally known stylista opted for a demure look when she paired a Louis Vuitton sequined top with a full skirt by the designer. Chung is no stranger to emphasizing her adoration for subtle but chic looks, and swooned to the press about her love of long skirts as early as September 2010. 

Carey Mulligan in a full skirt at the Wall Street 2 premiere.

Carey Mulligan debuted a full, fluid skirt at a premiere for Wall Street 2accentuating her waist with a thin belt, and a shoulder-baring top that looked lovely with her decorous skirt. The electric blue pumps put a fun twist on the prim ensemble, shooing away any hint of dowdiness.