Six Ways to Wear Frill Skirts Without Looking Like a Mean Girl

The frill skirt, also called the mermaid skirt, trumpet skirt, or ruffled skirt, has taken on a sleeker form dating back from its immense popularity during the Mean Girls era (if you ever deny going through this phase, then you can’t sit with us). What was once a silhouette with aggressive ruffles and lengths that seemed to get shorter by the week has now been reborn with more sophistication.

We rounded up six of our favorite frill skirt looks from these gorgeous fashion bloggers:

1. Tienlyn of Say Hello Max

Tienlyn of Say Hello Max

We start off with the basic look – a simple white tee matched with the frill skirt. There is nothing more fail-proof than using white to make a piece of clothing stand out. We love the sporty take on the frill skirt, with its monotone palette and strategic cuts to give birth to a scuba-inspired masterpiece. Pair it with a racer tank top to bring out the sporty flair even more.

Shop her look:

topshop miu miu alexander wangTopshop Contrast Hem Skater Skirt, $76.00 / T by Alexander Wang Jersey Racing Tank, $100.02 (before: $125.03) / Miu Miu Criss-Cross Ankle Strap Platform Sandal, $790.00

2. Laura of Laura Lily

Laura of Laura Lily

Are you more of a girly girl? We love a good lace top with a frill skirt because the textures never fail to bring about a gorgeous contrast. If the look is too feminine for you, we personally recommend a lasercut top that’s more structured to balance out the girliness of the skirt. Pair the outfit with black ankle-strapped heels for that instant chic look.

Shop her look:

gap diane von furstenberg givenchyGAP Seamed Flounce Skirt in Tomato, $49.95 / Diane von Furstenberg Sade Laser-Cut Leather Top, $598.00 / Givenchy Guerra Heel in Black, $633.00 (before: $1,150.00)

3. Mercedes of The Midnite Blues

Mercedes of The Midnite Blues

The crop top hasn’t shown any signs of exiting anytime soon, so we’re definitely putting this on our how-to-wear list. To complement the sophistication of the skirt, choose a crop top with crisp lines, such as one with a V-neck or cutouts with mesh insets. You can also opt for a high-low frill skirt for that extra touch of femme.

Shop her look:

Styleberry Urban Outfitters Bottega VenetaStyleberry Frill-Hem Dip-Back Skirt, $65.00 / Urban Outfitters Sparkle & Fade Sheer Illusion Cropped Tank Top, $39.00 / Bottega Veneta Strappy Heel, $765.00

4. Hallie of Hallie Daily

Hallie of Hallie Daily

Here’s a more fun and casual look – why not try a long-sleeved crop top with bold stripes? The nautical print and silhouette will definitely give you that chic-but-fun contrast ala Olivia Palermo. While you’re at it, choose a pair of metallic heels to go all-out on this casual street style look.

Shop her look:

jimmy choo reiss mokuReiss Char Frill Skirt in Cobalt, $72.00 (before: $180.00) / Moku Women’s Crop Monochrome Stripe Jumper in Black/White, £6.99 (before: £20.00) / Manolo Blahnik Metallic Stamped BB, $865.00

5. Vicki Marie of Vicki Marie

Vicki of Vicki Marie

Nothing says androgynous like a loose gray tee tucked into a waistband. Polish this boyish look with a pair of lace-up heels, a structured bag, and a digital watch. Put your hair up into a bun to emphasize the slouchy-and-structured silhouette.

Shop her look:

zara base range jason wuZara Pencil Skirt with Ruffle, $59.90 / Base Range Linen and Cotton-Blend T-Shirt, $85.00 / Jason Wu Bianca Gladiator Heel, $1,095.00

6. Cassandra of Wear2day

Cassandra of Wear2day

Last, but certainly not the least, is the graphic tee. We love the head-to-head collision between grunge and chic in this look. Choose a printed top that’s slightly sheer so the top gives off a little feminine transition to the blush-colored skirt. Put on a pair of black ankle-strapped heels and a pastel-colored mini shoulder bag to complete the look.

Shop her look:

Mango BCBGMAXAZRIA WIndsorBCBGMAXAZRIA Ingrid A-Line Skirt, $158.00 / Mango Take A Chance Tee, $15.19 / Windsor Black Strap Heels, $26.90

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