The High Low Skirt


“I was told that when you hit forty men stop looking at you. It’s true, until you slip on a skirt.” Mariella Frostrup

I haven’t worn a skirt for God knows how long! Why? Well, to be really honest ever since my body started to change from being consistently on IVF drugs for quite a few years, I became extremely self-conscious of the way I looked (having a very looking Buddha belly) and certain pieces of items I just stopped wearing, and that included the skirt.

Over the past 5 – 6 years, I hid my body in harem & leather pantsleggings and jumpsuits – they are all just so comfy and easy to wear!

Well, that was until I saw this particular skirt: the high low skirt, at a vintage store. I liked the simplicity of it and unique design, and at a bargain price of $2.00, there was no way I could resist it!


What I’m wearing today:

High low skirt bought at a vintage store – $2.00, slogan t-shirt by H&M – $9.99, sunglasses by K-Mart Australia – $8.00 and lace-up block heels by Novo Shoes (but bought at a vintage store) – $6.00.

I didn’t even try on the skirt, I just thought – well, it’s only $2.00, I really can’t go wrong and if it doesn’t fit or look good on me, I will just donate it back to some vintage store. However, this all changed when I tried on this skirt.

The fabric is polyester, firm but comfortable and the hem has a slight ruffled look, giving it off a bit of an 80’s vibe.

So what is a high low skirt? It’s basically the best of a mini and maxi lengths, it allows you to show off your legs, while having that feeling of a long skirt at the back. This type of skirt is flattering just about on any figure and you can wear it with really any type of footwear, styling it up with wedges or heels or dress it down with sandals or sneakers.

The high low skirt originated back in the 1800’s, when dresses and gowns were often created with this style of hem but was known as the “fishtail”, and reappeared again in 2011 and has continued to be a popular trend since then.


I’m wearing this look today to my office job, combining it with a slogan t-shirt that I bought at H&M in Portugal, and lace-up block heels from Novo Shoes but also, bought at the same vintage store which hadn’t been worn in! #winning


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Are you a skirt fan? Which style of skirt is your favourite? I would love to know in the comments below xoxo

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  • Jane Shussa
    February 1, 2018

    This look is just perfect on you and just for $2.00, what a bargain! You should wear more skirts, Susana. You look amazing on them. And that Tee is everything….we all need to keep dreaming and shining like the starts we are.

  • Nay Mattis
    February 1, 2018

    I love skirts and dresses! I wear them all the time. This looks great on you and I can’t believe what a bargain it was!

  • Nina Bosken
    February 1, 2018

    Well more than anything, I’m a dress fan! However I also love skirts. I love big skirts and a tucked in shirt. This look looks great on you!

  • Candy
    January 31, 2018

    This skirt is so cute on you! I love the different poses you did 🙂 I can’t believe you found it for $2. It’s a great find and I love the high-low style.

  • Melina
    January 30, 2018

    So so so cute! I love how you styled it and you look so amazing – don’t ever feel anything else. Love your style and your blog x

  • Omowunmi
    January 29, 2018

    Love the outfit! That asymmetrical skirt is really cute ?