Championed by the house of Dior in the 1950s, bubble hem skirts took a fashion leap from the era’s petticoat filled circle skirts and brought the attention back to the female form. Both Vivienne Westwood and Christian Lacroix favoured the shape in vibrant silks during the power dressing 80s, but it was the likes of Alexander McQueen and Mary Katrantzou that modernised the tulip skirt and brought it into the 21st century. Bringing some fun to your wardrobe with a catwalk edge, bubble hem skirts define the waistline, skim the legs and will give you some womanly curves that you didn’t even know existed. Whether for work, evenings out or for those days when you just don’t know what to wear, a bubble hem skirt can be your go-to piece.

Creating a silhouette with a difference with bubble hem skirts

Whether you want to show off your curves or you’re looking to create some, bubble hem skirts work wonders with the female form. Hourglass figures sing beneath this cut, so choose a bright coloured skirt with a thick waistband to bring the attention to your feminine shape. Athletic figures can also enjoy a womanly form with a soft jersey tulip skirt with gathered layers and a thin waistband; pair with a sharp tailored jacket for a chic day to evening look. Although soft and casual in brushed cottons and jerseys, the bubble hem skirt can dazzle in a sharp silk; try colour blocking in a vibrant shade for an evening out, or opt for a subtle pattern for elegant eveningwear.