You can never have too many fit and flare skirts. They're versatile, comfortable, and always in style. With prices up to 90% off estimated retail, thredUP makes it easy to pack your closet with pre-loved fit and flares in every color, fabric, and style you love.
A Fancy Name for a Simple Idea
What does "fit and flare" mean, exactly? The term refers to a skirt or dress that is tight at the waist and relaxed through the hips and thighs. It's such a classic silhouette, it's almost hard to believe someone had to come up with it as a style, but it's true.
Legendary designer Christian Dior gets the credit for creating the fit and flare dress in the 1950s. Around this time, ready-to-wear fashion was just becoming available, so rather than women having to sew their own dresses or rely on a tailor to custom-make their clothes, they could find designer looks in department stores. This gave everyone access to the kinds of looks previously reserved for the elite and upper-class.
What makes fit and flare so popular? Well, let's be honest — some skirts aren't for everybody. If you've ever seen a pencil skirt in a magazine and run out to try one on, you've probably discovered they look best on women who have long, slim lines like — well — a pencil. Bubble or balloon skirts go in the opposite direction by adding volume right where many women feel they already have more than enough. But the fit and flare design flatters every body shape.
How to Wear Fit and Flare
Another reason women's fit and flare skirts and dresses never go out of style is that they're endlessly versatile. Create a flared skirt outfit with a vintage vibe by pairing a fitted top with one of thredUP's flared midi skirts. Grab one of your favorite flared mini skirts and pair it with a cute crop top to take your look in a more modern direction. And you always want to have a few flowy maxi skirts on hand for when you're craving an effortless, comfortable feel.
Because fit and flare skirts are so popular, there are lots of choices available from top designers such as Forever 21 and BCBGMAXAZRIA. You'll find everything from neutral tones of khaki and gray to fun, colorful prints. Do you have a formal event coming up? Look for a fit and flare featuring lace, satin, or sequins. Light, gauzy fabrics beckon you outside in spring and summer, while darker colors and more substantial cotton and wool designs are perfect for school or work.
At thredUP, our selection changes by the minute, so there are new finds waiting for you every day. All of our pieces are one-of-a-kind, so if you see something you love, grab it! With prices as low as 90% off, you can afford to be a little impulsive. To make things even more convenient, shipping is quick, returns are a breeze, and you can feel good about giving a like-new treasure another spin around the fashion circuit.