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Would You Wear.. a Trumpet Skirt?


Fluted hemline trend
Photo Credit: Stella McCartney skirt on Far Fetch, Etro Fall ’12 and DKNY Fall ’12 on

Hemlines have been experiencing some serious ups and downs over the past two seasons. As we all know by now, maxi skirts are as hot as ever, but high-low hems and midi-lengths are a close second and third. The latest style in hems is the ultra-dainty trumpet hem which is on track to be as big of a trend as any of the former.

What is a trumpet hem, you ask? Also known as a fluted hem or even a “drop-peplum,” a trumpet hemline is essentially a peplum flare that begins at the top of your thighs, as opposed to your waist or hips. This flirtatious style adds a feminine vibe to a skirt or dress. We see this look being perfect paired with a blazer and tights for a casual workplace or worn bare legged for a fun night out.

Here’s one way to style a trumpet hem…

Trumpet skirt outfit
Product Information: Top – H&M, Skirt – ASOS, Bag – Zara, Shoes – H&M

How would you rock this look?

Are you loving trumpet hemlines, or is this a trend you will be passing on? Which look above is the best? Would this work for a college student, or is it too mature?  We want to know your thoughts, so leave a comment below. 

Posted on on October 2, 2012 / Filed Under: Would You Wear? / Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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17 Responses to “Would You Wear.. a Trumpet Skirt?”

  1. 1
    October 2nd, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    I love them! I’ll definitely be keeping my eye out and trying to snag a few in the next couple weeks to wear for fall.

  2. 2
    October 2nd, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Somehow they managed to make a drop-waist look even more awkward, not a fan personally! Although the pink DNKY dress might convince me.

  3. 3
    October 2nd, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    yes, yes I would! I think it’s so cute!

  4. 4
    October 2nd, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Yes, I would totally wear one!

  5. 5
    October 2nd, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    I’ve got one that is polka-dot: another big fall trend :)

  6. 6
    October 2nd, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    not crazy about this style, but if it sticks around maybe it’ll grow on me :)

  7. 7
    October 2nd, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    it would absolutely work for a college student if you combine it with the correct playful accessories or a scarf/cardigan in the fall.
    love this style & planning on experimenting with it this season

  8. 8
    October 2nd, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I’m fan of skirts of almost any kind and I’m finding amazing even this one. It’s simple, yet feminine and elegant.
    I would pair it with simple shirt with middle length sleeves and nice loafers (or ankle boots – after all, it can be chilly in the morning). Maybe throw a blazer or a sweater with buttons over it. (Actually, a blazer seems to be too suit-ish with this kind of skirt to me.)

  9. 9
    October 2nd, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    I have a denim one from a couple years back which I didn’t wear anymore, but I guess I can pull it out and wear it again, ahahah

  10. 10
    October 2nd, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    It seems like it makes your hips look long, and mine already are, so I’ll pass. But if your body is really short from the bellybutton to crotch, it might look better.

  11. 11
    October 2nd, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    The DKNY dress is cute, but I think this trend looks a little too 90’s to me…in a bad way.

  12. 12
    October 2nd, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    I didn’t even know this existed! Not a big fan, but I do like the pink Stella McCartney skirt. I’ll probably be sticking with classic shapes like pencils and a-lines.

  13. 13
    October 2nd, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Since I’m petite, I don’t think it would look good on me because it would make me look shorter.

  14. 14
    October 2nd, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Yes I would. I would wear a dress with a trumpet skirt and a cropped jean jacket.

  15. 15
    October 3rd, 2012 at 1:43 am

    I don’t think this would work on me since my legs are short to begin with. I like how they are styled on other people, though.

  16. 16
    October 3rd, 2012 at 11:52 am

    I would attempt this skirt for more a evening/date type of event, the structure and silhouette it creates resembles that of a formal vibe. :) Very cute though!

  17. 17
    October 6th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    I love trumpet hems, but I don’t like the shirt with the rest of the outfit.

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