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What is a Skater Dress?

January 23 2013 | CeCe Olisa

Has anyone seen the “skater dress” styles online?

It took me a minute, but I realized, skater dresses are just a modern version of A-line dresses and I love them! As we all know the “A-line” dress/skirt silhouette is narrower at the top, flaring gently wider toward the bottom kind of like a letter “A”. Skater dresses get their name because they resemble the dresses the figure skaters wear; that same “A” silhouette but shorter.

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Sometimes, I feel like traditional A-line dresses make me look matronly, so skater dresses will be a fun alternative for me! Thanks to everyone who helped me choose my first skater dress from SimplyBe in December.

Between SimplyBe and ASOS curve, there are lots of cool skater dresses to try, including a leather one that I’ve featured below.

Skater 1

 

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skater 2

Photos by Zanography

Have YOU tried the skater dress trend? Did it work for you?

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38 responses on “What is a Skater Dress?

  1. Jeannee Waseck

    Love your look! … When I was a teenager (circa 1980) my friends mom – a pretty woman, she was – did roller-skating w/ a male partner in competition … when u walked into there home, there was an 8 by 10 framed shot of her mom holding her latest trophy in – ahhh, yes, a skater dress! That’s what I remember them from!

  2. Anonymous

    Love your look! … When I was a teenager (circa 1980) my friends mom – a pretty woman, she was – did roller-skating w/ a male partner in competition … when u walked into there home, there was an 8 by 10 framed shot of her mom holding her latest trophy in – ahhh, yes, a skater dress! That’s what I remember them from!

  3. Lizzie on the Spot

    You look fabulous, CeCe! I am a fan of the skater dress. (I even saved this one as a favorite.) I’ve not worn one yet though. I worry that they may be too short for me. I may have to throw caution to the wind, order some tights, and keep it movin’.

  4. lizzieonthespot@gmail.com

    You look fabulous, CeCe! I am a fan of the skater dress. (I even saved this one as a favorite.) I’ve not worn one yet though. I worry that they may be too short for me. I may have to throw caution to the wind, order some tights, and keep it movin’.

  5. skinny_dip

    I love that dress on you!! I like the skater dress trend and own two myself. I love the shorter, flirty cut (A-lines usually make me feel frumpy)

  6. simone.k.paget@gmail.com

    I love that dress on you!! I like the skater dress trend and own two myself. I love the shorter, flirty cut (A-lines usually make me feel frumpy)

  7. Leanne Rochester

    I love the way that skater dresses hang and move about as you walk. You look fabulous in the white dress, black girls look great in white.

  8. leannerochester7@gmail.com

    I love the way that skater dresses hang and move about as you walk. You look fabulous in the white dress, black girls look great in white.

  9. Señorita Papaya

    I find that Asos has some of the cutest (and not so expensive) skater dresses for every size! I also like Dorothy Perkins, but I think my loyalty sticks to Asos, hahaha. 🙂

  10. senioritapapaya@gmail.com

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