Sweater Skirt in the Summer

My style is pretty consistent. I like florals, wrap dresses, and maxis. I felt completely out of my comfort zone when I got this ASOS Curve (their plus size brand) Knit Skirt from a Gwynnie Bee shipment. First, it’s knit and fitted. Around the body part I get most squirmy about, my hips. Second, it’s short. Above the knee by a bit. I’m not used to wearing skirts this short, and when I was getting out of my car, I legit think I flashed one of the attorneys walking to the nearby courthouse. Just call me Grace. Third, it’s print. On my bottom. These are all personal hangups of mine, and I figured it was time to just get over it.

Plus size fashion blogger Emmie in an ASOS Curve Knit Skirt

Old Navy Tee (less than $8 on sale! I’m wearing the XXL Tall)
ASOS Curve Knit Skirt c/o Gwynnie Bee (also on sale here)
Fitzwell Sandra Wedge (available in WW width)


ABS by Allen Schwartz Necklace (old – similar)
Lane Bryant bangle (old – similar)
Style Love Living cuff (old – similar)

Plus size fashion blogger Emmie in an ASOS Curve Knit Skirt

Feeling a little sassy!

Plus size fashion blogger Emmie in an ASOS Curve Knit Skirt

Photos by Emily Moseley
Photographed at The Crushed Violet, Lexington

Here’s the thing about going out of your comfort zone: it can sometimes be liberating. As soon as I saw the photos, this became one of my favorite recent outfits. It’s easy comfortable, and even though it’s a little different from what I normally wear, it’s a different sort of confidence. Maybe I need to push myself more often!

Disclosure: Gwynnie Bee is a client of my company, Authentically Social. I was not paid or asked to write this post and aim to represent my opinions without influence. This post contains affiliate links.

  • http://www.dutchlifeadventures.com/ dutchlifeadventures

    I really like the print on that dress. You look lovely!

    • http://www.authenticallyemmie.com/ Emily Sandford

      Thanks! The print was fun.

  • Kelly Dane

    doing the thing that scares you makes you look beautiful! This is a super flattering look on you!

    • http://www.authenticallyemmie.com/ Emily Sandford

      Thanks so much, Kelly.

  • http://www.impersonated.blogspot.com impersonatorlindsay

    That’s a kickass skirt. I’m glad going outside your comfort zone paid off.

    • http://www.authenticallyemmie.com/ Emily Sandford


  • Kerry B

    I’d be CRAZY scared of that skirt, but you look great! Maaaaaybe I’ll closet it.

  • Michelle B

    It is adorable!! You look great!

  • Joy

    I love it! You have a great sense of style, Emmie. I adore sweater dresses, but rarely come across sweater skirts.

  • Katie Wilmot

    Great reminder to try new things! It a great outfit on you! :)

  • Dee

    So pretty!! I’m a size 20 & always tell myself I’ll wait to buy clothes after I lose weight. Consequently, I got nothin’ to wear! I think I should buy skirts but am not ready for a mini. What are best places for pretty maxi skirts? Thanks!

    • Laurie V

      I’m a 20/22 and I have been wearing maxi dresses like they’re going out of style. Gwynnie Bee has been a great resource. I got a great dress from Simply Be and Karen Kane makes some great dresses.

  • http://www.mycurvesandcurls.com/ Ciaa

    You look beautiful Emmie. I really love the skirt you are wearing.

  • Heather Lee

    Girl you look awesome….love it..

  • http://erinen31.tumblr.com Erin Nies

    This outfit is SOOO flattering on you. You look gorgeous!

  • http://clotheyourcurves.wordpress.com Lei-loni at Clothe Your Curves

    Your legs look great! No need to worry about the length, and this whole look works well.

  • http://www.masterlemoncleanse.com/ Amy Beckworth

    Well – have to say your 3 ‘out of your comfort’ zones would be the same as mine. Fitted, short, patterned. But! Looks awesome. Looks amazing. Right on.

  • Sweet Leilani

    I see you going to do lunch after a morning meeting with some big wigs from some fashion venue when I seen you in this out fit , simply beautiful…

  • Mandy

    Sexy!! I love this outfit on you!!