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When it comes to summer fashion, it's no secret that dresses get all the glory.
But what about the humble skirt? There's a lot to be said for this often forgotten wardrobe staple. Aside from effortless styling options, skirts are incredibly comfortable, timeless, and offer essential airflow during sweltering temperatures. You can dress them up or down, and depending on the style, even wear them longer into the fall or winter than a typical sundress.
Cue the Open Edit Ruched Side Skirt ($55 CAD — shop here/$45 USD — shop here). This versatile and comfortable item features flirty side ruching and has been called "flattering and fun" by Nordstrom shoppers.
Read on to find out why this item has been dubbed a summer "go-to."
This jersey skirt is styled with a high-cut side slit topped with drawstring-adjustable ruching. This wardrobe staple is made from a blend of modal and polyester fabric, making it a comfortable and buttery-soft option for summer.
Available in sizes XS-XL, this flirty skirt is comes in five colours and is even machine washable.
For a casual look, pair this skirt with a graphic T-shirt and a baseball cap, or with strappy heels and a statement necklace for a smouldering date-night look.
What shoppers are saying
Although this item has only received a handful of reviews, Nordstrom shoppers have given this skirt top marks for its versatility and comfortable fit.
"I love this! I need it in every colour," writes a reviewer. "Wore it every single day of my vacation. Super comfy and flattering."
"Flattering and fun! The ruched leg definitely gives it a cool, saucy kick and keeps it from being just another boring cotton skirt," says another. "It's lightweight but still good quality...this is my go-to skirt for the remainder of summer and for lots of different occasions!"
"This skirt is absolutely perfect and a must-buy. I went for a more casual look and received so many compliments! Felt so sexy and comfortable at the same time!" raves another shopper.
However, some shoppers warn that the fabric is slightly see-through.
"I didn’t like the fabric, it’s a bit see through," says a review.
"It's cute but a bit thin," adds another shopper.
"The material was too thin for me," writes another.
If you're in the market for a feminine and fun skirt this summer, the Open Edit Ruched Side Skirt might be for you. Not only is this skirt comfortable and soft, but it's also incredibly stylish and versatile.
The drawstring-adjustable ruching is effortlessly trendy and will surely spice up your warm-weather wardrobe. However, if you're uneasy about the thinness of the fabric, you may want to try it on before purchasing.