Would You Wear It: Floral Skirt

Would You Wear It: Floral Skirt

Happy Saturday and welcome to the weekend! We are nearing home plate for Christmas and I am nowhere near ready. I’ve got a “gifts for the last-minute shopper” in the works…let’s see if I get it done. Ha!

It’s time for would you wear it with my friend Pam. Each Saturday we each share a mannequin and ask our readers if they would wear what it’s modeling.

Ted baker outfits from Nordstrom

peplum sweater // I can’t find this skirt // long sleeve dress

I would love to hear how you would style this look to make it work for your lifestyle, coloring, and shape.

So tell me ladies, would you wear this look?

Could you style it to work for you?


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Now let’s go see what Pam’s mannequin is wearing here.

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  1. Lee Wilkinson
    December 29, 2019 / 6:57 pm

    Re the skirt and top: Parts of this would work for me, but not the whole thing:
    I like the sleek line of the skirt and that vertical line, but the big pattern would overwhelm my shortness. I can wear a peplum but I really don’t like the difference in density of the black – the top is matte and much blacker than the skirt.
    Re the dress: That colour would look good on a lot of different people, but the stripes of flowers going round would make me look very squat and the fullness of the sleeves coming at the hips would add to that effect! Ah me!

  2. Shelia
    December 23, 2019 / 9:33 am

    I would wear the skirt but not the dress.

  3. Sherry
    December 22, 2019 / 11:24 pm

    The peplum sweater with the skinny skirt… YES! To add my own touch,make, I would add croc embosses, red booties and a longer necklace of chain and pearls

  4. andy
    December 22, 2019 / 3:18 pm

    I love floral and I am a Sucker for vintage said the dress is almost up my alley I wish the skirt was fuller and 50s style as it is I think it is for a very limited market and body type but I like the dress I just couldn’t Wear it. However the skirt is more pop floral almost Art Deco than romantic floral so I’m not a fan and wouldn’t wear it but that’s just personal preference on the pattern as a cute pencil skirt goes anywhere. But if I was going to wear it white T-shirt with a V-neck and chunky black boots and chunky belt or dress it up a little cami or turtle neck high heels Keep the belt

  5. Lisa
    December 22, 2019 / 8:10 am

    Good morning!
    I love the outfit on the left: the peplum blouse and pencil skirt, and would wear it in a second – if I had somewhere to wear it – ha! My husband and I go out often (dinner, plays, etc.) but most people in the Midwest don’t wear clothes like that, unfortunately. I went to see Hamilton recently on Saturday night at 8:00pm and most people were wearing blue jeans! Not even nice ones. Some people were dressed up so I guess there are still people who like to look nice. Also, it’s freezing 7 months of the year here in Wisconsin, so no skirts or dresses for me!
    The green dress looks like something my great-grandmother used to wear in the 60’s. No thanks!

  6. Elyse
    December 21, 2019 / 10:03 pm

    That dress has some kind of 1960s vibe going on there. The mannequin’s outstretched right hand should have a menthol Salem in it. And I’m thinking a party where women are drinking Brandy Alexanders and the men are knocking back straight Chivas and the kids in their spaceman one-piece pajamas are perched at the top of the stairs, looking.

    • Lisa
      December 22, 2019 / 8:12 am

      Ha ha – very funny! I totally agree!

  7. Lauren
    December 21, 2019 / 5:31 pm

    I like both manikins. The shear fabric on the dress with a bit of shine makes it a great party dress and perfect in Seasonal Green. I would wear the skirt on the other manikin with a different top….just does not seem to work with the black top. The peplum top is great because when people look at the peplum they assume that what they are seeing is the volume of the material so it is great camouflage for hips (no one ever thinks that your hips are big with one of these). And…the peplum is a great disguise for eating too much at a party 🙂

  8. Katrina
    December 21, 2019 / 5:22 pm

    The green floral dress is too frumpy for my age. The peplum top is cute & trendy, but would be better with velvet or leather cigarette pants, & only on a thin woman. So, that’s a “no” for me.

  9. Darlene
    December 21, 2019 / 12:48 pm

    Love the printed pencil skirt, especially with the vertical stripe – definitely a help for the height and width challenges. I would wear it with a blouse or sweater in one of the skirt colors other than black. I think black near my face makes me look tired and drawn. I would pass on the dress.

  10. Becky
    December 21, 2019 / 12:43 pm

    They are both lovely, but neither fit my lifestyle. I might try the dress, if an occasion come up, & I needed a dressy outfit. The pencil skirt & peplum top would not flatter my figure.

  11. Jacqueline
    December 21, 2019 / 12:34 pm

    Yes, I do think I would wear the black floral skirt, and I do like the black with it:) I would try the top, but don’t know how the style would work on me…..I do like that outfit though. It would not wear the dress, don’t care for the color, or really the style:(

  12. Linda
    December 21, 2019 / 12:27 pm

    I like the sweater and skirt but at my age (74) it wouldn’t look good on me. (It would have 40 years ago.) The dress not so much. The styling looks old fashioned to me.

  13. Juliet
    December 21, 2019 / 12:00 pm

    I would not. Love the skirt style, but not the print. Also, love the peplum top, but not the bling at top. Not sure if it’s a necklace or part of the blouse. Overall I’m a fan of the silloiette.

  14. Cyndi
    December 21, 2019 / 11:52 am

    Love, love, love the green dress! Pencil skirt is beautiful but that top wouldn’t be a style I would choose: the black color near my face, the higher crew neckline, the faux jewels, the peplum.

  15. beth byrd
    December 21, 2019 / 11:48 am

    The peplum top and skirt is a very striking outfit. I’m not sure it would work for me, but I would definitely try it. Can you tell us where this was displayed as I am very fond of that top!!!

    As for the dress, I’d have to say no. The color palette is beautiful as is the pattern. But the style of the dress doesn’t to anything for me. I can visualize a flowing skirt in that fabric … it would be so lovely.

  16. MRSBEN2
    December 21, 2019 / 11:32 am

    A definite yes to the skirt, however would pair it with a different top choosing a color from its pattern. Do like the peplum sweater but would prefer it with a scoop neckline, however would still be tempted to try it on. As for the dress; feel the designer should have finished the sleeves with the contrast fabric for the cuff (as elastic screams ‘quick ‘n easy’) or at least a wider one (as difficult to see). Also: I seldom wear green and since not a big fan of all-over floral patterns (except maybe for wallpaper … ☺) I’m afraid I’d pass on the dress. -Brenda-


  17. Suzanne
    December 21, 2019 / 11:18 am

    Yes, I would definitely wear the floral print skirt. The skirt would nicely draw attention away from my full bust. With a simple V-neck or scoop neck top it would be a winner for me!

  18. Diane B
    December 21, 2019 / 10:32 am

    I really like the look on the left. I own a few pencil skirts with that look and love them. I am absolutely a fan of a peplum. I feel like it makes my hips etc. look smaller as it flares away from the area and with a slim skirt underneath just feels good. Not so much the dress, mostly because of the colour which I don’t wear. I think that skirt would look good for most seasons with a change of top.
    Have a wonderful Christmas Jennifer.

  19. Glenda Norville
    December 21, 2019 / 10:27 am

    Love the skirt/peplum blouse outfit! Not sure my shape can do the peplum, but I love the way it looks. Not a big fan of the print on the dress, but I like the shape of it. ?

  20. Kristina
    December 21, 2019 / 9:58 am

    Hello and thank you for all these interesting ideas for us to try and upgrade our wardrobes! What I always find too bad is that all fashions seem to be designed for very tall and slim people. It would be interesting to have some
    suggestions for short and short waisted bodies. I mean, all clothes look ok until I am inside them! It is so boring to go to the shops and find all those styles that are nothing for ordinary ladies. Or maybe we should not care and wear what we love… Have a lovely Christmas!

  21. Debbie Burke
    December 21, 2019 / 9:49 am

    The dress screams old-lady to me. Very dowdy. The skirt is ok, but not with the top. And really, neither one fits my lifestyle, so no, would not wear either one.

  22. Joanna
    December 21, 2019 / 9:36 am

    I would wear the skirt but not the top, nor dress. I don’t like the faux jewels on the peplum top, otherwise it would be a Yes. I’d rather wear a drop necklace with a neck that high. The dress just doesn’t appeal to me, plus the neckline is awfully low.

    I’m all done! No shopping to do, nor wrapping. The halls are decked and the fridge stocked. I can just sit back and enjoy. ??

  23. Eve
    December 21, 2019 / 9:05 am

    I like both outfits but on someone else. I have no midriff so usually choose empire in a blouse. I do love the sleeves on the dress and the skirt would be fun if I were younger and could wear heels. Oh, to have a long torso. Long legs does not make up for a short torso when your legs begin up under your bust. : )

  24. Lisa
    December 21, 2019 / 8:24 am

    I love the pencil skirt, especially with that vertical line for slimming effect. I would wear it with a solid, black sweater/shirt allowing the skirt to stand out. I would feel confident in this outfit! The dress is too matronly for my taste.

  25. Rose
    December 21, 2019 / 7:52 am

    I like both outfits but the peplum top and skirt would look better on my small frame. The green dress is very pretty but would be to much on me. Thanks for sharing, it’s fun!

  26. Dawn
    December 21, 2019 / 7:45 am

    I would like the skirt outfit on the left without the bling on the top. The dress would look frumpy on me but possibly fabulous on a very tall, slender woman. I like the green color and the sheer sleeves.

  27. Linda Lennon
    December 21, 2019 / 7:39 am

    Both looks appeal to me but I wouldn’t wear them. I’ve admired the shirtwaist style on others but I’m long waisted and usually the placement of the waist on garments doesn’t hit me where they should. The peplum top is pretty with the jewel neckline but again if the waist doesn’t hit my body right I wouldn’t purchase it. I like the print on the skirt.

  28. Linda Wiggins
    December 21, 2019 / 7:32 am

    The dress looks very bathrobe-y to me, especially with whatever is showing under the V-neck. Frumpy is how I’d describe it. I love the print skirt and would wear it with a different black top. As others have said peplum is unkind to curves.

  29. Sue
    December 21, 2019 / 7:12 am

    Both would suit my figure nicely. I think the dress could look either terrific or frumpy depending on your body shape. I don’t like the bling at the neckline of the black top which seems to distract from the bold look of the skirt.

  30. Pam
    December 21, 2019 / 7:02 am

    I like the peplum top with the short straight skirt. I would love to wear a peplum, but since I’m short-waisted, they usually don’t fit me the way they’re supposed to. I think the green dress is pretty, but a knee-length sheath dress would be more flattering for me, because I am short (5’3″) and short-waisted.

  31. Donna
    December 21, 2019 / 6:17 am

    The skirt combo: Peplum tops, for me, are a hard no. Too much material adds weight to my hips. I also prefer a v-neck line. The skirt, while pretty is not my style. I like solid colour or minimal pattern on the bottom. If I was to wear the skirt I would select a solid colour silky blouse or chunky knit sweater in one of the pattern colours with tall black boots.

    The dress: I really want to like the dress. It’s a beautiful emerald colour, has a fitted waist and v-neck but the horizontal stripe of flowers is throwing me off. Nothing like a horizontal stripe to make you look wider. This is for a tall, thin lady. Definitely not me. I might try the dress on for fun but I wouldn’t wear it!

  32. April Bruckmann
    December 21, 2019 / 5:35 am

    I’m not a fan of the dress. I’m 4’11 so it doesn’t work for me. I really don’t have a need for clothing like this as I’m nearing retirement and work from home most of the time.

  33. jmp
    December 21, 2019 / 5:31 am

    Both outfits are lovely. I like the green dress, however, I’m too short to wear it. The black peplum sweater and skirt would work for me. I’d probably wear the shirt a bit shorter.

  34. KatMar
    December 21, 2019 / 5:25 am

    YES on the skirt outfit! I would have to pass on the green dress. I am too short, apple shape and a bit heavy too look anything but ridiculously frumpy. I often like various outfits but sadly not on the bod.

  35. Linda V
    December 21, 2019 / 5:23 am

    Sorry, would not wear either. I don’t wear dresses at all. Foot and shoe problems don’t allow it. sneakers look really bad with dresses! lol. Even if I could wear dresses, I would not pick these. I just don’t wear florals at all. Maybe a floral blouse once in a while but these two dfrfesses just do not appeal to me. It is the colors I hate.

  36. MP
    December 21, 2019 / 5:15 am

    The dress, especially the sleeves, is too volumous for me. I don’t like the print either. I might wear the peplum top in another color with the bling removed. I prefer to add my own jewelery. I like the style of the pencil skirt but not the print. Both outfits look boring to me.

  37. RoseAG
    December 21, 2019 / 5:13 am

    I’d pass on both.
    The vertical line on the skirt is good, but it’s too fussy and I think I’d spend the rest of the season looking for something to wear with it.
    The green dress is nice, but it looks like something you’d see Kate Middleton wearing and since I am not nearly 6 feet tall and 120 pounds I think I would pass.

  38. Ellen
    December 21, 2019 / 5:09 am

    Peplum’s no friend to me. The skirt is quite nice, but clearly is on the run from the peplum, since you can’t find it.
    The bathrobe is pretty, but I can’t figure out why it has a waistline and a built in belt.

    • Jennifer
      December 21, 2019 / 7:42 am

      It’s a dress, not a bathrobe.

  39. Laura Lambdin
    December 21, 2019 / 5:00 am

    Yes, both work for me!

  40. Kathleen
    December 21, 2019 / 4:57 am

    LOVE the pencil skirt but would wear it with a different top. Black is too harsh for me and peplum only emphasizes my hips. IMO they only look good on mannekins and stick figures. The dress is a little dowdy looking. Merry Christmas!

  41. Linda
    December 21, 2019 / 4:47 am

    I’d wear the black floral pencil skirt, but I’d wear it with a straighter edged sweater. Peplum edges accent my tummy, so NO. I’d try on the dress, but my issue is I’m a long waisted petite so any dress with a defined waist never fits correctly. If I purchase a misses, I lose hemline designs, so they usually end up being lose-lose decisions for me.

  42. Jean
    December 21, 2019 / 4:46 am

    I would wear the skirt and sweater on the left. I like the modern print and colors of the skirt! I like the shape and details of the sweater. The peplum pulls the outfit together. Nice!

  43. Carolyn Ewell
    December 21, 2019 / 4:44 am

    Love both outfits. I would have to see how both look on me to decide if I would buy them . The peplum might be a problem but a black wrap style top maybe cashmere sweater could be a substitute. Love the sleeves on the dress.

    • Jennifer
      December 21, 2019 / 7:39 am

      A wrap-style cashmere sweater would be wonderful for my wardrobe!

  44. Susan McClelland
    December 21, 2019 / 4:37 am

    I love the colour of the dress but the style and fabric seems a little fussy and I’m not sure it would suit me. The skirt is pretty but not my colours. I would definitely wear the peplum sweater without the embellishment.

  45. Deborah Broughton
    December 21, 2019 / 4:25 am

    Love the color of the dress but probably wouldn’t be flattering on me. The other outfit …hmmm no thanks!

  46. Kathy
    December 21, 2019 / 4:25 am

    I loved the floral skirt and peplum top. I would wear it. The dress looks too frumpy for me. Don’t care for that color either.

  47. Philanthi
    December 21, 2019 / 4:16 am

    No and no. Don’t like the print of the skirt and just not a fan of peplum tops. Dress’s print would be way too overpowering on me and I don’t like the green color at all.

  48. Cindy
    December 21, 2019 / 4:08 am

    I like the outfit on the left, but black near my face is too severe for me. So I might try it in another color. I was surprised when I saw the green dress on the right, as the fabric is very similar to curtains that my grandmother had in her formal living room. The green is not a good color for me and it’s too much pattern as well.

  49. Paulette Levy
    December 21, 2019 / 3:43 am

    The green dress is very pretty but not for me.. I see this on a taller, very slim woman. I’m about average in height and weight. I do like the v neck, a neckline I search out when I shop. I’m just not a floral fan given my body.

    Depending on what I see trying on the floral slim skirt I might purchase the outfit on left. Might! Again, don’t usually go to floral, but do like the sweater line! The outfit gas a great look on the mannequin.

    • Jennifer
      December 21, 2019 / 7:38 am

      I search for v-necks too.

  50. Gayle
    December 21, 2019 / 3:37 am

    The skirt with the same top would be my choice… normally I wouldn’t wear a floral skirt but the top “balances” it.

  51. Pamela Lutrell
    December 21, 2019 / 3:32 am

    Good morning, Jennifer! I would at least try both of these on. I think they are lovely…especially the green dress. But, it might be too much print for my curvy figure to handle in a flattering way. The pencil skirt is very pretty and for me with a different top would probably work. Lots of potential here.

    • Jennifer
      December 21, 2019 / 7:36 am

      I thought so too;)

  52. s
    December 21, 2019 / 3:14 am

    The dress , no, the pattern goes the wrong way for me…but the skirt yes….i would keep the blouse and shoes somewhat simple, and the accessories low key as well.

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