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Floral Skirts For Men

Updated on October 19, 2009

Floral prints, I've talked about them at length before, noting their vintage charm, their ye olde appeal and their undeniable association with femininity. Floral print skirts can work for men just as well as they do for women, and come in a wide range of styles and designs.

As usual, I would advocate a looser fitting skirt for a male wearer (I'd also advocate it for women, but they're forever slipping themselves into tight tubes of clothing they can't easily get out of with all the aplomb of crazed lemmings and who am I to stop them?) Loose fitting skirts allow a man to walk freely, which I have always thought was a good thing, and even run if it is necessary. If you're halfway across a crosswalk and the little man goes red, there's nothing worse than being hobbled by your own clothing.

Skirts at knee length are appropriate for summer months, longer skirts work better in the winter, mostly because they will stop your delicate kneecaps from getting a chill. Too often people underestimate the importance of warm kneecaps.

Floral prints themselves come in a wide range of styles. Large floral prints are flamboyant and squeal “Look at me! Look at me!” Smaller floral prints are more delicate and subtle. You also have a choice between light and dark floral prints to suit your mood, the season, or the flower bed you may very well be attempting to camouflage yourself in. (I like to write with all my potential readers in mind, including the ones who may be involved in amateur espionage.)

Of course, in spite of the fact that floral prints are generally regarded as being quite demure and safe, when worn by a man they may take on something of a revolutionary appeal. A man, wearing flowers, gadzooks! Men are, in theory, only traditionally allowed to enjoy flowers if they are being carried for the purpose of softening a lady's heart, or perhaps begging her forgiveness.

Floral prints are everywhere, and because they were at the height of the popularity sometime in the 70's, many men and women will regard floral prints as being something their mothers wore. My mother still insists on floral prints, but occasionally she will splash out on a wild geometric pattern. The memories of what adults were wearing when we were children often influences our idea of what is feminine in our own adulthood, which, I believe, is why men tend to be more attracted to floral prints than women who, following current fashion trends are all dressing in unitards like Lady Gaga.


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      David H 

      9 years ago from England

      I understand what you mean when saying that floral is old-fashioned.

      Maybe they will make a comeback again?

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      9 years ago

      Oh my, I do love the look of floral skirts. Though I must confess that only one of my ten or twelve skirts is even close to being floral. It is a long wrap skirt and a great favorite for evening walks. One of my other skirts is kind of a paisley design and another is a black and white op art print. All three are from Forever21. They have a great selection of florals but mostly in zip up styles. I am a bit to big in the waist for one of their sizes and the next size up is listed as 2" larger. So I only buy what comes in an elastic waist. Works great for me.

      I have a bookmark for a company called that sells a wide collection of long skirts in flower and other prints from India. I've been trying to get feedback on them. Does anyone out there have experience with them.


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