It was one of those blissfully warm spring weeks, the kind that makes you temporarily forget that summer won't be here for a few more months. You probably engaged in various gleeful spring activities like eating outside, leaving your coat at home, and tweeting pictures of tree blossoms. You might even, in a fit of optimism, have dragged out that dusty cardboard box of summer clothes and proclaimed, "Time for these again!"
If that was the case, what did that box contain? Normal summer fare like sundresses, shorts, and skirts, probably. But little did you know: Those unassuming skirts, sitting patiently in your closet and waiting for winter to pass, took on a whole new meaning during their hiatus. According to the Times, skirts are poised to become a trend of epic proportions:
“The skirt has become the new hot toy for women to play with in fashion,” said Marshal Cohen, the chief analyst with the research firm NPD Group. For the first time in six years, he said, “consumers are thinking, If I’m going to update my wardrobe, I’ll put my money on a skirt.”
Though it is still early in the season to tally sales, reports from stores indicate that the prospects for skirts are strong.
“It may be too soon to talk about a boom or even a boomlet,” said Aaron Hoey, the general merchandise manager for women’s apparel at Anthropolgie, “but we’re all anticipating something big.”
So huge is this nascent trend — and so overwhelming in its promise — that retailers can't even decide on what style of skirt will dominate. Instead, just any skirt will do! The more skirts the better! Skirts, skirts, skirts!
Such an embarrassment of choices seems a lot to take in, bewildering even some pros.
“We spent so much time wondering which length or trend would dominate,” [Catherine Moellering, executive vice president of the trend forecasting firm Tobé Report] said. “Would mid-calf skirts mean anything? Would the maxi gain traction? Would it be a high waist or low, a pencil or an A-line?” Such questions, in retrospect, seem meaningless, she said. “The answer is yes, to all of the above.”
Of course, perhaps we shouldn't make too much fun of this skirt fervor, because isn't it nice to know you're ahead of a "trend" before it even exists?
Most Viewed Stories
Looks Like Kate Middleton Is Enjoying the View in Canada
Trump Campaign Manager Accidentally Refers to His ‘Abuse’ of Women on Live TV
Finally Someone Called Donald Trump a Giant Baby and It Was Michelle Obama
Megyn Kelly Roasts Trump’s Campaign Manager for Claiming He Doesn’t Make Sexist Comments
Brad Pitt Fights Back Against Angelina Jolie and Her Plot to ‘Destroy’ Him
22 Intimate Lost Photos of Marilyn Monroe
Prince Married to Commoner Still Too Good to Tweet
Democratic Women Senators Are Very Concerned About Donald Trump’s Weight
It’s Finally Possible to Understand What Happened to Amanda Knox
Kim Kardashian Assaulted by the Same Guy Who Grabbed Gigi Hadid
From Our Partners
powered by PubExchange
The Cut’s Latest Fashion FeaturesCiara's Wedding Dress Was Too Big for the Chapel
To be fair, it was a 13 foot-long dress.You and Rihanna Will Both Want to Invest in Dior’s New Bag
It's got something for everyone.Polo Shirts Have Turned Their Back on Ryan Lochte
Along with his other major sponsors.Ryan Lochte Will No Longer Be Paid to Wear Tiny Bathing Suits
Speedo remains committed to transparency.Laura Brown Is the New Editor-in-Chief of InStyle
After 11 years at Harper’s Bazaar.Tyra Banks Is Going to Teach a Class on Smizing at Stanford
"If I see somebody not paying attention, I’m gonna call on them."This Floating Pier Is the Most Zen Installation Ever
Walking on water in Italy.Nation Is Appalled by Matt Lauer’s Nude Ankles During Ryan Lochte Interview
What’s the opposite of “Jeah”?8 People at the Life of Pablo Pop-up Explain Why Kanye West Is a God
"I mean, Kanye West is just Kanye West. There's not more or less you can say about Kanye West. He's just Mr. West!"A T-shirt Is Enough
Simplicity, versatility, and cool. What more could you want?
She took a perfect pencil dive off a 30-foot yacht.American Apparel Is Being Sued by Former Workers
As the company considers putting itself up for sale.A Gendered History of the Tailored Suit
From Marlon Brando to Coco Chanel.How Zendaya Developed Such Great Style at the Young Age of 19
The star's best looks from Disney to now.Proof That If You’re Chic Enough, a Little Federal Investigation Doesn’t Matter
Is this the best they could do?5,300-Year-Old Mummified Iceman Probably Would’ve Been a Street-Style Star
He had several different looks and was “pretty picky.”J.Crew Has Identified 226 Shades of Pink
Even more than there are shades of gray.Gigi and Bella Hadid Merch Is Now Somehow a Thing That Is Happening
Today in Hadidiana.Gird Your Loins for the Return of Yeezy to New York Fashion Week
The season approaches.This Indie Brand Had a Great Response to Ivanka Trump
When she bought one of their cuffs, they donated the proceeds to the Clinton campaign.