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

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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 Thoughtful Misfit

We start off with the basic look – a simple white tee matched with a frilled 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 frilled 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.

Tienlyn wearing a simple white tee matched with a frilled skirtTienlyn wearing a simple white tee matched with a frilled skirt

Shop her look: Topshop Contrast Hem Skater Skirt, $76.00 / T by Alexander Wang Jersey Racing Tank, $125.03 / Miu Miu Criss-Cross Ankle Strap Platform Sandal, $790.00

Frilled skirt outfit inspired by Tienlyn

2. Laura in Girly Frilled Skirt

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 laser-cut 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. Her blog, Laura Lily, is no longer available online.

Laura rocking black ankle-strapped heelsLaura rocking black ankle-strapped heels

Shop her look: GAP Seamed Flounce Skirt in Tomato, $49.95 / Diane von Furstenberg Sade Laser-Cut Leather Top, $598.00 / Givenchy Guerra Heel in Black, $1,150.00

Frilled skirt with laser-cut top and black sandals

3. Mercedes in High-Low Frill Skirt

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. Her blog, The Midnite Blues, is no longer available online.

Mercedes wearing a high-low frill skirtMercedes wearing a high-low frill skirt

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

Styleberry Urban Outfitters Bottega Veneta

4. Hallie of Hallie Daily

Here is 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.

Hallie wearing a long-sleeved crop top with bold stripesHallie wearing a long-sleeved crop top with bold stripes

Shop her look: Reiss Char Frill Skirt in Cobalt, $180.00 / Moku Women’s Crop Monochrome Stripe Jumper in Black/White, £20.00 / Manolo Blahnik Metallic Stamped BB, $865.00

Outfit inspired by Hallie of Hallie Daily

5. Vicki Marie in Loose Gray Tee

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. Her blog, Vicki Marie, is unfortunately no longer available online.

Vicki wearing a loose gray tee tucked into a waistbandVicki wearing a loose gray tee tucked into a waistband

Shop her look: Zara Pencil Skirt with Ruffle, $59.90 / Base Range Linen and Cotton-Blend T-Shirt, $85.00 / Jason Wu Bianca Gladiator Heel, $1,095.00

Frill skirt outfit inspired by Vicki Marie

6. Cassandra in Blush-Colored Skirt

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. Her blog, Wear2day, is unfortunately no longer available online.

Cassandra in a blush-colored skirt and graphic topCassandra in a blush-colored skirt and graphic top

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

Great frill skirt outfit inspired by Cassandra

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