Five Cool Ways to Wear Your New Maxi Skirt

Free PeopleI'm seeing the maxi skirt that doubles as a tube dress around quite a bit this season, but it wasn't until I saw Free People style its version of the convertible dress/skirt in this photo that I really fell for the look.

One skirt (or in the center version, two) styled five different ways. Are you loving these ideas? I am!

See shopping information on this skirt as well as some other affordable versions of the look after the jump!

Free People's Cascade Skirt, pictured above, is available in black, white and tangerine for $88. But if you can't afford this particular skirt, don't fret. Check out these cheaper options ...


TargetThis version from Target is just $24.99, and it's getting great reviews from shoppers.


LOFTI love this convertible dress/skirt from LOFT because it has straps! It's $59.50, but today, you can get an additional 40% off with the code TAKE40 at checkout!


BloomingdalesThis Splendid Linen Skirt/Dress (Bloomingdale's, $115) is pricy, but so pretty...


Free PeopleStripes are so hot this season and this Rugby Stripe Column (Free People, $78) works as a skirt or a dress!


Old NavyFinally, Old Navy's Maxi Skirt (Old Navy, $29.94) comes in black or panther (pictured) at a very nice price.

What do you think of this convertible look?

Images (top to bottom): Free People, Target, LOFT, Bloomingdales, Free People, Old Navy

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Marsh... MarshaCWP

Cute if you're young, skinny, and flat-chested.  If I wore it as a dress, I'd end up on People of Walmart!

Linds... LindsayFerrier

Not true! You could totally wear the LOFT dress in particular, with a cardigan over it if it's a little too bare.

amazi... amazingaudri

I have to agree with MashaCWP on this one. Maxi's look horrible on people that are short, curvy and have a chest, aka me. I look like a kid trying to wear my mom's clothes if I try to wear one.  I would end up on POW if I wore one.

RanaA... RanaAurora

If I had the body, I'd love this.

Kris Gamble

I'm only 5'2 (and currently fairly curvy) and I practically live in long skirts. I think they look fine on me, personally.

mandy... mandyhornbuckle

I'm not a fan of maxi skirts or dresses - makes me feel like a Hippie. And the convertible look is kind of cute, but I really am not a fan of the length it ends up being - mid calf or so - by doing that. Meh. Not my style on me. I like it on others though.

Cara Reese

I like the maxi dress look, but i am tall so they always end up being slightly too short on me. I really like the gray shirt in the top pic, as well.

Elizabeth Pattison

I tried to like the maxi dress, but don't good on me at all. I am 5'8, curvy. They make my chest looking huge, 10 lbs heavier.

Linds... LindsayFerrier

I think it depends on the maxi. I'm seeing too many large-chested women wearing them with no support up top, which looks HORRIBLE. However, I saw a woman in this Boden maxi yesterday and Y'ALL. She looked AMAZING. I must have this dress now. There was plenty of coverage up top and it's fitted at the ribcage, the skinniest part of all of us.

Also, I had a friend in college who was around 5'1" and curvy- She rarely wore long skirts because she THOUGHT she couldn't pull it off, but it was all in her head! She looked great in long skirts! In general, I think you can't knock a particular clothing style because of your body shape (unless it's just not age appropriate)- You simply have to make sure it fits you right in order to work, and finding a good fit can be very difficult!

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