Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Mini Madness

Shorter is better, darlings! From brilliant bandages to swingy minis, short skirts are a sure bet!
Elie Saab Couture
Valentino Couture
BCBG Max Azria Resort; runway photos via style.com
DSquared2
Giles Resort
Jenni Kayne Resort
Just Cavalli Resort
Proenza Schouler Resort
Richard Nicoll Resort
Balustrade mini, at jcrew.com.
Balmain quilted leather skirt; this and next seven at net-a-porter.com.
Thread Social silk tulip mini.
Thakoon cotton bubble skirt.
Tibi bow-front mini.
Hervé Léger high-waisted bandage mini skirt.
Celine tweed mini skirt.
Emanuel Ungaro wool-blend tweed skirt.
Marc Jacobs silk-blend ruched skirt.
Diane von Furstenberg Lytton skirt; this and next five at shopbop.com.
Sass & Bide On a Night Like This skirt.
Thayer Crete fringe miniskirt.
Gryphon sequin wave miniskirt.
Members Only fold over high waisted skirt.
Myne Olive printed skirt.
Denim mini skirt; this and next at forever21.com.
Pollen print tiered mini.
Sophomore double-zipper skirt, at shopacrimony.com.
Pleasure Doing Business bandage skirt; this and next at chickdowntown.com.
Plastic Island red mini.
Opening Ceremony yellow mini; this and next two at brownsfashion.com.
Phillip Lim layered ruffle skirt.
Deal of the Day: Silence & Noise drape skirt, $48 at urbanoutfitters.com.
House of Holland turquoise pleated mini.
3.1 Phillip Lim mini Ra-Ra skirt, at lagarconne.com.
Show some leg, darlings! Or, if you are feeling bashful about baring too much skin, consider wearing a slim jean, leggings, or tights under that tiny skirt – it’s all about luscious layers!
xoxox,
CC

91 comments:

michellehendra said...

i love mini dresses, i think they look good on me. i'm not a pretty much tall girl, so wearing dresses those length more than my knees wouldn't be really nice. except i'm wearing maxi dresses with super tall heels! :) that's what i usually wear, when i'm bored with mini dresses. :)

xx

mothersvea said...

Very inspirational post i must say :)

Anika said...

Amen, CC, I love minis. But now that I'm older they need to have some substance/flair/detail to them. I particularly adore the Gryphon sequin wave mini. Sporstfirl currently have an exact replica in store and I've been eye-f&*king it for days now ;)

Glad you're having a fab week, here's to an even better latter half bella

Cathy Voyage said...

I love minis! (even I don't have the legs to wear them actually)

Ela said...

OH CC, so beautiful! I love throwing leather jackets over dresses and skirts. That two-toned grey and white skirt is adorable as is the grey ruffled knit skirt. *sigh* xx

Peter Breese said...

Very cool. Dig that painted brow look, I'll have to look into that for a new illo.

Vorega Badalamenti Hartoto said...

oh my .. hope i've super skin body to wear those mini dresses =D

zoe aka drinkupthefashion said...

these minis are hot!
you really scored with those chloe booties :)

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

I love, love, LOVE! Valentino Couture. Last time a wore a skirt was exactly 15 years ago. Isn;t it terrible!? I am moved by your post to try on mini.Better late than never!:-)))

stilettolover91 said...

short is awesome!! i love the whole look of the girl in the 3rd pic! she looks stunning!!! amazing post once again!!

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emily :) said...

I love these!! Great blog btw! I have a love with valentino couture it is simply goregous!!

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xx

stilettolover91 said...

Stella McCartney makes the sandals and everything else she's wearing!! I mentioned it in the post ;)

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stilettolover91 said...

haha yea! she looks amazing though, i luv her so much!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I loooove mini skirts and mini dresses! A good thing about being short is that you can get away with minis more than a tall person. Haha.

Chessa! said...

so beautiful!! I love skirts but I've always had this thing about my knobby knees...But I adore them and the ones you listed here are so gorgeous...as usual!

Fashionista said...

i loveeee all of them...

Sher said...

I'm trying to be a respectable mom and here you are tempting me again.... ;D

Beautiful choices!

Zarna said...

i looove mini dresses/skirts!

i just bought a mini-olive-leather-skirt yesterday..maybe ill debut it on my blog soon :)

thanks for your comment!

-zarna
http://zarnasrunway.blogspot.com

Marcia B. said...

wow i love this!

Amanda K said...

Great picks... minis are perfect to show off nice legs.

Carol said...

Love these! Too bad I could never get away with these at work though! :(

Little Rus said...

You are so right about minis! Just everywhere... even couture goes "mini" these days, something that I particularly adore as it gives it a youthful vibe! Just got to get the legs for those skirts...:) x

CMA said...

gorgeous little skirt
love the minis..always a fun classic
great post, thanks for the comments
keep up the fun inspiration!

-cma
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cosmicaroline.blogspot.com

Lauren said...

the lime green mini is amazing!

OceanDreams said...

Love love that grey skirt! All of the other ones are fabulous too...too bad I don't have the legs for short skirts, lol! Good selection again lady! Hope you are enjoying your Tuesday. :)a

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Show some leg, darlings!

Thanks CC for sharing your "mini madness selection".
I truly love to wear them with slim jeans or leggings ;)
Once I bought a pair of Alaia leggings as the description read: creating the ultimate slim silhouette... how could i resist ;)

Happy sunny day to you!!!

Wanderlusting said...

I hate my legs so this is one bandwagon I will never get on. Though that deal of the day is tempting...looks just long enough for me!

Tracey Ellle said...

i have been a dress girl all my life... and sort of forgot the joy of the mini until recently... though i HATE jean skirts with a passion esp minis.. but the sequin ones... wow... i have a couple and im starting to bring em out now... lovely lovely post... im gonna look for that grey skirt... its exceptional...another great one carrie

Elizabeth Marie said...

I LOVE mini's right now. I really like the Gryphon, of course! How fun, I can't wait to wear a skirt tomorrow...I have been struggling with cute things to wear in the heat that don't bore me! XOXO

Guapólog@ said...

This is serious short stuff! ha ha ha. Cool!

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

i love the look of a thin belt with a mini skirt or dress. so cute and flattering!

lisa said...

All such great options! I know I say this often about your posts, CC, but it really is hard to narrow it down to a few favourites.

Erika said...

Ooh, if I could wear a mini skirt to work I would. I'm simply smitten with them. The flapper-esque fringe one; the shimmery sequin bit. Fabulous finds, darling! :)

Runaway Gallery said...

ADORE

Iva said...

mini madness is RIGHT! I love it! beautiful! fantastic post!!

<3,
Iva

Marian said...

Girl girl girl there are some super HOT minis here! i LOVE THAT POLLEN print skirt and how wonderful are the brights ones dear?
Oh the Philip Lim one is to die for too!
It is amazing the variety of detailed mini skirts. I love the zippered bandage ones.
CC how are your sweetie? I hope your having a great week so far.
Kisses
x
marian

Lily G. said...

I agree. Minis are definitely hot, esp. in the summer!

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Stephanie Clayton said...

i want that black leather one, it's perfect!
the fuschia and black skirt is pretty gorgeous too.

Fastidious Babe said...

gorgeous minis, perfect to show off the tan xD

Crave said...

Wow! Too many beautiful options to pick a favorite. But if I had to chose, I think the Silence and Noise drapped number would be mine!

As always, awsome post!

* Fashion Dreamer * said...

Covetting them all! The only problem with minis is trying to stop them seeping into your work wardrobe! I need to keep reminding myself theyre not work appropriate!

Fashion Moment said...

Wow, darling, this is amazing selection! I love mini!

FM~FP~AF

Sandra said...

balmain leather skirt is my favorite!
I love good old mini skirt! :)
lovely picks!

box-of-style

Brunch at Saks said...

Ahh love the mini's- especially the one in the second photo! Gorgeous :) xoxo

Hanako66 said...

I love a good mini...they are so much fun and I have always thought my legs to be my best asset!

tiltumaria said...

LOVE that black sequin dress and the one above it! So stunning!
xoxo

Jojo said...

I'm starting to love mini skirts again at the moment. There are so many great designs out there at the moment...

Love Jojo x
http://josclothes.blogspot.com/Love

Shin said...

I love short skirts..the shorter the better..lol. The bodycon skirts are my favorites! xxoxoxoo

Susan said...

oh how inspirational!
have a lovely day, xoxo

MICHELE3 said...

I love the mini dress..but now that im older I feel like I need to watch myself with them..great pics..I love all of them..what do you think the proper age is for woman to stop wearing them or isnt there one? I ponder the thought..xoxomish

kpeach said...

die for that quilted leather mini!

kirstyb said...

Loving all the minis i want every single one! xoxox

HEK said...

Love minis:) But on myself, I love it the most with tights ore something underneath;)

Sabrina said...

i can't find something that I don't like in these photos!!<3

Gabbi said...

I love mini's! My most favorite is the Richard Nicoll dress, such a gorgeous mix of fabrics!... I want I want :)

CaraMia ♥Hippie Couture♥ said...

the giles kinda reminds me of milla in the 5th element
:)

Brigadeiro said...

Ah! LOVE mini's! Sadly don't have the legs for them... Gorgeous pics/examples here! :)
xx

style crusader said...

I'm definitely a 'shorter the better' kinda girl (without being obscene of course) love minis!

clarewbrown said...

I love mini's! I totally wear them despite my bird legs :0) I am just glad that we have more options with mini skirts now. I dunno about you, but I was getting tired of the ole' tattered, jean mini skirt that everyone wore!
Cheers,
C

Keith said...

I love minis. These are great looking. Fantastic photos. Cheers!

polishedsense said...

I love the neon mini skirt. I love the whole look there. Those shoes too are fab in that look. Neon is so trendy but I'm loving it.

great post Carrie (as always)

xoxo,
Jessica

E said...

Oh you have that Balmain masterpiece I've been coveting. Dying.

Bahrain Fashion said...

The just Cavalli resort.. Elie Saab couture and Balmain's skirt: hot!!!

Kristin said...

I am a bit bashful yet about the post baby gams, but I'm thinking I could do this with some tights. Loving the BCBG number!

Raez said...

haha, i practically live in minis! anything below my hand is unnacceptable;)

x raez

Michael said...

I really love the mini skirts =]

I especially love high waistlines for some reason combined with the mini skirts

The Fashion Inquisitor
www.fashioninquisitor.com

FrancoB. said...

I am a sucker for tight leather. just ur average guy lol.
love mini dresses. love them

TigerLily said...

oh wow i love structured skirts, i basically love anything that have such uncommon or not-your-usual-ordinary-touch feel to it.
These are great selections of minis..


Love,
Tigerlily
http://twothousandthings.blogspot.com

Dana (MODAna) said...

I NEED a quilted leather skirt now. THANKS a lot!

MizzJ said...

Great post! I only wear minis as they're the easiest to wear for my height challenged body. I do worry though that one day I'll be *shudder* too old for minis, but then I really think that it's dependent upon the mini, not the length right?

Amelia said...

I love the tulip skirt! I'm definitely a fan of minis, although maybe not this mini.

Trixy said...

omg i love this post! just today, i was shopping and looking for a cute skirt. i didn't find one, but this definitely gave me inspiration to keep looking! :)

Rachel Follett said...

These are so hot! I eyed a couple that I would love to have.

A little Princess said...

The last Philip Lim dress is stunning, it's too pretty, and would go beautifully with something delicate and silky!

xoxo

OmnisLucis said...

i live in minis in summer. once again you have a great collection here!

i heart fashion said...

I love minis! Love that sequin one .x.

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Eda said...

I like mini skirts...but I must do some sport if they are making a come back:)

janettaylor said...

I love mini, because I'm a little woman...

XoXo

Meg said...

Lots of great picks, as always!

Juliet said...

I love minis, but not wearing them. Though I should as I'm close to a midget. They just dont' go well with my tights. But gosh they do it well on the runway!

juliet xxx

Sasi said...

Love all these looks, great inspiration:) The look at Proenza Schouler Resort is what Emma Watson has recently worn at The latest Harry Potter's film premiere, if I'm not wrong..Love the fringe and the sequin mini!

Harriet said...

I love my minis, too bad I'll have to give them up when I start work :(

Blair said...

oh la la! Love them all. Yep. going to the gym tomorrow so I can get some gams worthy of these:)

thesydneygirl said...

i absolutely love minis!

x

MissNeira said...

see i like the idea of mini dresses, especially when theyre on a runway model, but on a realistic basis, i just think they can take a "trashy" turn
i wish everyone knew how to wear one haha

HoneyBunny said...

I so love mini skirts and mini dresses! Especially the ones with some volume;)) Great post darling!

rossovelvet said...

Well this is me !! I use to wear it all the time, especially winter... I may be in ski vacations but I'm always with a mini... !!

Summer said...

LOVING the ruffle mini! So sexy and sweet!

Alya said...

Gotta have the legs too!

Amazing Style said...

beautiful skirts but they require perfect legs. my silhouette is more like monroe so i never wear skirts shorter than my knee