Casual skirts are an excellent choice for a casual outing, but sometimes the look needs to be a bit more polished. Dressy skirts are a fresh alternative to gowns or formal dresses for events that require elegance and style. A long broomstick skirt in flowing black chiffon or a flounced skirt that just brushes the knee are just a few of the choices women have when it comes to creating a more formal look with a skirt. Pair with a matching top or chose an elegant but contrasting color or fabric and finish the look off with pumps and a matching handbag for a look appropriate for many black-tie events.
Create a fresh, little black dress look by pairing a black evening skirt with a simple black top in a matching material. A gauzy chiffon is an ideal choice for these dressy skirts. Flounces add movement to the look and the simple top is easily dressed up with a basic wrap or silk scarf. Finish off this elegant look with a simple pair of silver sandals and a matching wristlet.
Bleu by Rod Beattie, Kenneth Cole, Alex Evenings and others seamlessly integrate dressy skirts into a formal wardrobe. Black and white are basic color choices, easily matched to a variety of dressy blouses or fitted tanks. Soft pink, cream, lilac, gray and other soft shades are also easy to use for formal events. Consider an a-line skirt in super soft pink paired with a simple tank in a matching shade. For a more formal look choose a top embellished with seed pears or bead-work.
For a look that makes a statement, consider pairing a long silk a-line skirt with a fitted black top or cami and jacket. The sleek silhouette and bold color contrast is pleasing to the eye. Consider pairing this outfit with a small red clutch for a bit of color or keep it simple with matching black patent leather pumps and a bag.
Change up your formal wardrobe with dressy skirts, available at Macy's.