Ruching has long been hailed as the magic wand of the clothing world. Incorporated into maternity styles, it allows for weight fluctuation throughout the trimesters. For those of us in the post-baby stage, it beautifully camouflages any of our perceived figure flaws. In terms of this design feature, perhaps there’s nothing better this summer than the ruched skirt. Mid-thigh to knee-length, these styles feel a bit Greek goddess-like (who doesn’t love that?). Wear them now with sandals, but feel confident wearing them right through fall and winter with tights and sleek ankle booties.
Free People Essential Scrunch Skirt, $48, shopbop.com
Helmut Lang Nova Jersey Skirt, $150, saks.com
Three Dots Double Layer Ruched Skirt, $76-$118, amazon.com
Stateside Mock Twist Skirt, $82, shopbop.com
Rachel Roy Mixed Media Skirt, $69, rachelroy.com