Pre-Fall Trend: Belted Skirt Suits

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Published January 13, 2010

Skirt suits this year lean more towards Schiaparelli than Dior, but wartime austerity has been redefined by a certain romantic insouciance. And they’re belted, always belted.  Fabrics are drapey instead of stiff. Colors are of a faded, Victorian diary variety, like rose or blue.  Skirts are utterly unpredictable. And with the waist is the visual focal point of the suit, which gives even the most alarming textual excesses a certain restrained sexiness.  

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