The Hostess Skirt by Amy Loves Austin
Christmas Eve in Austin is generally 78 and raining… ick
It’s not too much fun to get dressed up in winter/holiday clothes in balmy weather.
I’ve been thinking about a ‘Hostess Skirt’, remember those? Very popular in the 50’s and 60’s, my own chic Mommy had 2 at least! Not a bad idea to resurrect…
Think about it… one skirt could go to several parties and Christmas Eve… it is such a great concept – one we could embrace again because it is versatile, stylin’ and potentially cheap.
Think Sharon Stone at the Oscars in a blue satin shirt
and her husband’s white business shirt
– super sexy, super simple. right?
In my opinion a hostess skirt should be maxi length, and texturally interesting. Add a variety of blouses, camisoles, T-shirts… different looks for different occasions all with-in a theme.
I might also wear Sharon’s skirt with:
black halter type top (black, white or ivory),
maybe a jewel-neck cashmere cropped cardigan in a soft pistachio or pale lemon (wear it backward with buttons down the back and hair up!),
a snug navy blue T shirt
Just some ideas to get you rolling. Also notice the ‘half-skirt’ tied on the mannequin above? I LOVE this idea… I can see it with a mock-neck and Laura Petrie style cigarette-leg pants.
Make a Holiday plan now, how many events can you attend with one skirt and a variety of tops? Let me know, OK?
Amy loves the Hostess with the Mostest