Take 5 - Floral Dirndl Skirt

I admit to you I had never heard of the Dirndl skirt before reading this WhoWhatWear trend report, but I did actually own one.  I bought this skirt a couple of weeks ago after a long hunt for a patterned skirt - you may have noticed I mostly own block coloured items! 

Anyway I love the skirts neon accents and the small floral print - it's definitely going to feature in some print mixing for summer (although I'm not convinced about this weeks attempt) - I think print mixing takes some practice and the right accessories. So here's my Floral Skirt in five takes;

# 1 - off to the beach or vineyard

# 2 - Date night

# 3 - Lunch with friends

# 4 - Working or Church (check out my spanish fresh water pearls)

# 5 - Hanging out with the kids (this one needs a statement necklace to make it work better)


Labelling a skirt like the Dirndl shape 'trendy' doesn't alter the fact that certain shapes suit certain bodies better!  I say long live the Dirndl (even if I'll never be able to pronounce it!). 
My favourite look was definitely number 1 and I can see this skirt with lots of my white top options this summer.

And here's some of the pictures I used as inspiration:

PS. Watch out for skirt length regardless of style - this one is about 2 inches too long for me and if I pulled it up, or rolled the waistband it looked significantly better.  Love to hear which look you liked best?

Linking up today with Transatlantic Blonde for what I wore wednesday (although it's actually Thu here already!).