The Figure-Flattering Skirt Everyone In Fashion Adores

The circle skirt is essentially a magician in clothing form, as it gives the illusion of a small waist and has the ability to flatter any figure. It’s no wonder then that so many influencers—celebrities, fashion insiders, and models alike—are working the girly essential into their everyday repertoire.

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    Dressed up or down, the swingy circle skirt brings just the right amount of flirtatious flair to any ensemble. Just be sure to look to today’s 10 smart outfit ideas, and abracadabra--you’ll have a noteworthy ensemble of your own too!

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    PHOTO: Jason Kempin/Getty Images

    Felicity Jones

    At the Los Angeles premiere of The Bling Ring last month, the British actress proves the look can easily go edgy in Louis Vuitton’s leather Skater Skirt ($2790, 866.VUITTON) paired with the Ladylike Leather Jacket ($5450, 866.VUITTON) and Grace Pumps ($795, 866.VUITTON), all from the fashion house’s Pre-Fall 13 collection. 

     

    Get Her Look:
    findersKEEPERS Love Gun Skirt ($84); Guess by Marciano Kati Leather Jacket ($538) in Black.

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    Blake Lively

    Spotted leaving her London hotel, Lively shows off flashes of skin in a pleated circle skirt teamed with a cutout blouse and Isabel Marant studded sandals. 

     

    Get Her Look:
    Sparkle & Fade Pleated Chiffon Mini Skirt ($29); Meadow Rue Blushed Paisley Peasant Tunic ($88); River Island Studded Block Sandals ($119).

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    PHOTO: Imax Tree

    Street Style

    A denim circle gets a luxe update with the right accessories, like studded heels and a statement cuff. 

     

    Get Her Look:
    Glamorous Circle Skirt in Light Wash Denim ($24); ASOS Pack of Two Bow Cuff Bracelets ($13); Zara Studded Vamp Shoe ($50).

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    PHOTO: Fame Flynet

    Isla Fisher

    Leaving ITV Studios in London last month, the Now You See Me actress played up the feminine vibe of her Lover circle skirt with the White Lace Sara Top ($704), also by Lover, and Christian Louboutin heels for a sweetly romantic result. 

     

    Get Her Look:
    Naven Circle Skirt ($227) in Tan; Nanette Lepore Inca Sleeveless Lace Top ($228).

     

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    PHOTO: Pablo/Goodwin/Fame Flynet

    Diane Kruger

    Kruger takes her kicky button-front skirt and Equipment blouse from office-bound to weekend-ready with the addition of dapper finishes, such as Robert Clergerie oxford shoes and a woven fedora.

     

    Get Her Look:
    Kimchi Blue Thea Circle Skirt ($49); White House Black Market Polka Dot City Camp Shirt ($98); STEVEN by Steve Madden Banx Oxford ($120) in Black Multi.

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    PHOTO: David X Prutting/Billy Farrell Agency

    Taylor Tomasi Hill

    So fresh and so clean! The Moda Operandi Creative Director embraces crisp summer whites--specifically a Chloe skirt and Celine shoes--to show off her artsy Balenciaga top.

     

    Get Her Look:
    Jenni Kayne Arch Skirt ($450); 3.1 Phillip Lim Eden Print Beaded Tank ($495); Nine West Callen Pump ($89) in White Leather.

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    PHOTO: Carly Otness/Billy Farrell Agency

    Hannah Bronfman

    Bronfman--DJ and co-founder of phone app Beautifed--taps into the flirtatious silhouette of her Rag & Bone Daisy Skirt ($190) with a crop top and ankle-strap heels. 

     

    Get Her Look:
    Armani Exchange Pleated Print Mini Skirt ($78) in Snake Print; Gojane Turtle Neck Crop Top ($14).

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    Laura Love

    Model Love was the epitome of all-American chic at the New York premiere of The Bling Ring last month in Louis Vuitton’s bright red Skater Skirt ($1320, 866.VUITTON) and Stripes Turtleneck ($1090, 866.VUITTON). 

     

    Get Her Look:
    Alice + Olivia Blaise Flare Miniskirt ($220); Tommy Hilfiger Open Stitch Sweater ($78).

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    PHOTO: Vanessa Jackman

    Street Style

    The stylish civilian grounds the girly spirit of her full skirt with a fitted sweater and ankle boots. 

     

    Get Her Look:
    DKNY Chevron Quilted Pull On Pleated Skirt ($351); McQ Alexander McQueen Camouflage Sweater ($312); Nasty Gal Barrie Cutout Boot ($185) in Black Suede.

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    PHOTO: Wayne Tippetts/Rex USA

    Hanne Gaby Odiele

    The Belgian model keeps her bright circle skirt the focal point with basic black accents. 

     

    Get Her Look:
    Ruche Tea in Vienna Pleated Skirt ($37) in Coral; N. Peal Cashmere Oversized Cashmere Sweater ($140) in Black.

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    Acne

    Skater Skirt ($389)

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    Viva Vena! By Vena Cava

    Short Circle Skirt ($58)

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    Club Monaco

    Ani Skirt ($140)

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    Paint It Red

    Heavenly Creatures Skirt ($59)

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    Alice + Olivia

    Luann Leather Flared Skirt ($484)

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    Chalayan

    Circle Skirt ($569)

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    Anthropologie

    Noir Vegan Leather Skirt ($138)

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    Tibi

    Leona Denim Skirt ($245)

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    Creatures of Comfort

    Jersey Circle Skirt ($89)

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Skater Skirt

Skater Skirt

Acne, $389
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Ani Skirt

Ani Skirt

Club Monaco, $140
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Leona Denim Skirt

Leona Denim Skirt

Tibi, $245
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Short Circle Skirt

Short Circle Skirt

Viva Vena! By Vena Cava, $58
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Heavenly Creatures Skirt

Heavenly Creatures Skirt

Paint It Red, $59
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Luann Leather Flared Skirt

Luann Leather Flared Skirt

Alice + Olivia, $484
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Jersey Circle Skirt

Jersey Circle Skirt

Creatures of Comfort, $89
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Orange Ottoman Skater Skirt

Orange Ottoman Skater Skirt

Topshop, $45
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Noir Vegan Leather Skirt

Noir Vegan Leather Skirt

Anthropologie, $138
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Circle Skirt

Circle Skirt

Chalayan, $569
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Thea Circle Skirt

Thea Circle Skirt

Kimchi Blue, $49
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Polka Dot City Camp Shirt

Polka Dot City Camp Shirt

White House Black Market, $98
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Banx Oxford

Banx Oxford

STEVEN by Steve Madden, $120
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White Lace Sara Top

White Lace Sara Top

Lover, $704
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Circle Skirt in Tan

Circle Skirt in Tan

Naven, $227
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Love Gun Skirt

Love Gun Skirt

findersKEEPERS, $84
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Kati Leather Jacket

Kati Leather Jacket

Guess by Marciano, $538
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Pleated Chiffon Mini Skirt

Pleated Chiffon Mini Skirt

Sparkle & Fade, $29
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Blushed Paisley Peasant Tunic

Blushed Paisley Peasant Tunic

Meadow Rue, $88
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Studded Block Sandals

Studded Block Sandals

River Island, $119
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Blaise Flare Miniskirt

Blaise Flare Miniskirt

Alice + Olivia, $220
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Open Stitch Sweater

Open Stitch Sweater

Tommy Hilfiger, $78
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Arch Skirt

Arch Skirt

Jenni Kayne, $450
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Eden Print Beaded Tank

Eden Print Beaded Tank

3.1 Phillip Lim, $495
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Callen Pump

Callen Pump

Nine West, $89
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Tea in Vienna Pleated Skirt

Tea in Vienna Pleated Skirt

Ruche, $37
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Cashmere Oversized Cashmere Sweater

Cashmere Oversized Cashmere Sweater

N. Peal, $140
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Daisy Skirt

Daisy Skirt

Rag & Bone, $190
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Pleated Print Mini Skirt

Pleated Print Mini Skirt

Armani Exchange, $78
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GJ Turtle Neck Crop Top

GJ Turtle Neck Crop Top

Gojane, $14
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Chevron Quilted Pull on Pleated Skirt

Chevron Quilted Pull on Pleated Skirt

DKNY, $351
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Camouflage Sweater

Camouflage Sweater

McQ Alexander McQueen, $312
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Barrie Cutout Boot

Barrie Cutout Boot

Nasty Gal, $185
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Circle Skirt in Light Wash Denim

Circle Skirt in Light Wash Denim

Glamorous, $24
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Pack of Two Bow Cuff Bracelets

Pack of Two Bow Cuff Bracelets

ASOS, $13
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Studded Vamp Shoe

Studded Vamp Shoe

Zara, $50
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