One of my newest skirts is this beautiful leopard print circle skirt from UK company Vivien of Holloway.
Unlike many “circle skirts”, this one actually is a full circle of fabric, so it has beautiful drape and flow over full petticoats, and moves really nicely. In these photos, I’m wearing a two layer Your One Stop Pinup Shop petticoat underneath.
The skirt fastens with a zip and button at the middle of the back. The button can be moved and restitched up to an inch either way to perfectly adjust the fit for your figure. When I made my purchase, the lovely ladies at Vivien of Holloway advised me to get the 36 inch waist skirt based on my personal measurements, and it is a great fit without any adjustment needed. I’m glad I didn’t size up.
The skirt is made of medium weight cotton with minimal stretch, so if you’re unsure of your size, I’d definitely recommend firing off an email and getting an expert opinion on what size to buy, as the waistband really doesn’t have any give to it.
This skirt falls to a great midi length on me, being a few inches below my knees. It’s easy to wear a petticoat underneath as any standard length petti will be hidden from sight.
This full circle skirt is available in a number of prints, such as florals and polka dots, and plain colours. One print that I’m dying to get my hands on is a black on black leopard print.
The Vivien of Holloway circle skirts retail for 49 GBPounds, or about AU$100 at current rates. The standard size range for these skirts covers waists from 24 to 38 inches in two inch increments. Currently, sizes 24 to 32 are in stock for this colourway.
I like to pair this skirt with a black lurex jumper, a black velvet long-sleeved shirt, or a red peasant top (as seen here). Red and black accessories finish off the look. I’m wearing a red peasant top from Pinup Girl Clothing, a black Scotty brooch from Your One Stop Pinup Shop, red seamed black stockings from Plus Size Bras, and black flats from Bamboo. My lipstick is from the Max Factor Marilyn Collection.
Do you own any Vivien of Holloway items? What’s your favourite print for winter?