Sometimes you see a skirt and you know you want it right away. For me, that often happens with landscape border print skirts. I find border print skirts are so uniquely vintage in style that they capture the attention and imagination of people from all walks of life. When I wear one out and about, a middle-aged lady might might stop me the pedestrian crossing to fawn over my Italian landscape skirt. A trendy guy my own age might pause on public stairs to let me by and tell me as I go that he thinks my outfit is great, with the skyline of Paris swishing at my knees. The worker behind the supermarket till might take a moment to ask about my Venice city skirt before we begin ringing up my groceries. People just like a good landscape print, I think. So it’s no surprise that as soon as I saw this Miss Fortune Amsterdam print skirt I was smitten, and so too have been many people that I’ve encountered while wearing it.
The print on this skirt is so vivid, with blended oranges, reds, browns and black popping against the turquoise-mint of the background fabric. Cute little water balloons float up towards the waistband above the printed buildings below. Made from 100% cotton fabric, the gathered skirt has a full sweep of around 3m, so it can achieve wonderful volume with a full petticoat. (I’m wearing my Malco Modes Jennifer petticoat under mine.) There’s a pocket on one side of the skirt in which you can easily fit a bulky phone as well as your other essentials, ie lipstick and mirror, obviously, because #pinuplife.
Since there’s zero stretch in the waistband, you need to check the size chart for this piece to ensure you order the size that will be a correct fit for you. The size chart is accurate, I can confirm, with my skirt lining up exactly with the quoted measurements. The waistband closes with a button, so you can move it a couple of centimeters each way to slightly tighten or loosen the fit should you need to, which is useful in a non-stretch skirt–I mean, I bet some of us are still holding some Christmas weight, am I right? Each skirt is custom made per order, not already made in every size and ready to ship, so be sure to measure yourself and check the chart before ordering. As they are made to order, Miss Fortune asks customers to be aware they need an extra 7 working days from your order date to dispatch orders of this item. The skirt measures 26 inches in length.
The Boardwalk Amsterdam: Reflections in Watercolour skirt comes in sizes XS to XXL (covering 24 to 38 inch waists) for £46.99. They can only be ordered direct from Missfortune.co.uk, but they ship internationally, offering a variety of delivery options to best suit your needs and budget.