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Brief Published: 10 Jul 2013

Couture A/W 14 Street Style: Longer-Length Dirndl


As ever, the street style surrounding the recent Autumn/Winter 2013-14 couture shows in Paris was reflective of the glamour on the runways themselves, with the longer-length dirndl proving one of the most popular skirt styles on the streets.

Sitting high on the waist with a voluminous, soft A-line shape, the dirndl skirt was a key piece at the A/W 13-14 shows, both on the catwalks and on those attending the shows. The longer dirndl spied throughout the couture shows felt apt for couture as it reached almost to the floor for an eveningwear spin on the classic shape.

The silhouette was seen on both dresses and skirts; those in skirts kept the piece feminine and refined with simple blouses or crisp cotton shirts, while ladylike accessories added a touch of old-world elegance to the looks. This longer-length dirndl is one to watch as it also proved a key emerging silhouette in the Resort collections, with both skirts and culotte-style trousers channelling the shape.