polka dot midi skirt and biker jacket

Michael Kors handbag

polka dot midi skirt and biker jacketWhen I posted this outfit on my Instagram Story last week, I got a couple of messages from people expressing their surprise that I was able to get into the skirt.

Here’s the great thing about circle skirts, though: they only have to fit you at the waist. You don’t have to worry about them fitting on the hips, thighs, butt or belly – in fact, when the skirt is as full as this one, you don’t even have to THINK about your belly, because the skirt is so huge that you can’t even see it. Genius, huh?

This, of course, makes full skirts the unexpected secret weapon of the post-partum dresser. There’s no way I’d be able to wear one of my pencil skirts or fitted dresses right now, and most of my trousers and jeans are still off limits, too. I can, however, get back into a few of my beloved full skirts – which is handy, because my dressing room is absolutely crammed full of the things, and it would be a shame not to get to wear them, wouldn’t it?

This skirt is actually one of my all-time favourites. It’s a few years old now, but it’s still going strong, and it’s one of the few skirts I own that works all year round, too. I’ve worn it in spring, summer, autumn and winter, and while this particular outfit isn’t my favourite of all the ways I’ve worn it, and I still cringe pretty hard when I look at photos of myself right now, I was still happy to be able to wear it again this year – if nothing else, at least no one could accuse me of not getting my money’s worth!


Topshop skirt

Zara jacket

Michael Kors handbag

Buffalo shoe boots





  1. I love full skirts! My absolute favorites. I have a small collection of original circle skirts, most of them quilted. They hang really nice, like your skirt. They don’t have pleats but it’s still a LOT of fabric. No hips or belly to worry about!

  2. I agree. You look absolutely amazing. I can’t believe you’ve just given birth, you’re tiny. I love those skirts too and don’t understand why do many women wear jeans all the time when skirts like this are do flattering!

  3. How rude! Of course your C section scar might still be sore but you are a couple of months out from the birth now aren’t you, why shouldn’t you wear normal clothes? Plenty of women are back to normal within a few weeks.

  4. What is so rude about Amber not being able to wear her normal clothes? Amber is being honest about HER post-partum body, not anyone else’s. Some women get into their pre-pregnancy clothes fairly soon, some do not. I remember being absolutely mortified that I couldn’t fit into my clothes right away. In fact, it did take quite a few months. I would have loved to have some clothing tips for my post-partum body, instead of feeling like a schlump. There is absolutely nothing rude about Amber offering up solutions that work for her.

  5. Brenda, I suspect Alice was referring NOT to Amber, but to the people who expressed astonishment on Instagram that she could fit into the skirt!

    1. Yes, that’s the way I read it too – and tbh, one I’m pretty sure at least one of the people in question was trying to imply that the skirt looked too tight, so it *was* a bit rude!

    2. Yes exactly! Sorry if anyone misinterpreted this! Amber is not being rude at all. But it is rude to comment and say that she shouldn’t be able to wear such clothes.

      1. And it was more like, “Are you sure this skirt fits you?” which was even worse – apparently I’m not capable of knowing whether my clothes fit me or not 😂

  6. Full skirts where literally all I wore for six months post babies one, two and three. Circle skirts, shirtwaist dresses with buttons up the front – best outfits ever for a nursing mama! Love this look, you are rocking it.

    bonita of Lavender & Twill

  7. Same! I totally love this type of skirts, I wear them every chance I get. They look so feminine and are incredibly flattering on a multitude of silhouettes.

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