This Satin Midi Skirt Looks Incredible On Curves (Sustainable, Too)


Satin midi skirts (or slip skirts) pretty much never work for me. In fact, I’ve never previously owned one. Every time I try one on, they’re either too big in the waist, too tight in the hips and the fabric is usually too thin for my personal comfort. The one I tried from J.Crew came the closest to working (ooh, it’s on sale!), but I had to wiggle it over my butt by doing a weird shimmy-dance in order to get it on and that was annoying.

But, they’re so incredibly versatile (wear them with heels, with sneakers, with boots, for dressy events, casual events, everything in between) that I was determined to find one. And finally?

This one from Madewell is SO so good.

A mom walking confidently on a city sidewalk, dressed in black slip skirt, with flat, gold sandals, and a SKIMS tee.

skirt (4, also at Madewell) | t-shirt (m, also at Saks) | sandals (also at Nordstrom)| necklace | sunglasses

Madewell’s (Sustainable) Satin Slip Skirt: Perfect for Curves

I added this skirt to my cart based off of the reviews alone (4.6/5) and am so glad I did. A number of reviewers specifically mentioned not liking midi skirts, or not being able to find one that fits their curves until this one…and I 100% agree. The fabric is soft, breathable and drapes so well…and the elastic waistband is stretchy enough that there’s no shimmying required to get into it!

The best slip skirt for curves

skirt (4, also at Madewell) | t-shirt (m, also at Saks) | sandals (also at Nordstrom)| necklace | sunglasses

I think one of the reasons this Madewell slip skirt works so well is because it comes in numbered sizing (00-16) instead of small/medium/large. The key is to size down – I’m wearing a 4 here and am usually a size 6. (Some reviewers went down two sizes!)

It’s also made from Lenzing EcoVero™ viscose, a sustainable fabric made from wood and pulp from renewable sources that are certified and controlled for responsible forestry practices. The production process also incorporates high environmental standards (including reduced emissions, water consumption, and energy usage compared to traditional viscose production methods). And, like traditional viscose, it’s super soft, breathable, and drapes really well. The slit allows for easy and comfortable movement (plus it’s sexy.) 😜

A woman wearing Madewell's black satin midi skirt, SKIMS tee, and gold gladiator sandals.

skirt (4, also at Madewell) | t-shirt (m, also at Saks) | sandals (also at Nordstrom)| necklace | sunglasses

I also have to mention these sandals. I fell in love with them the second I spotted them in the Free People March catalog! Love the gold coin details and ankle wrap design. (They’re also available with black or cream straps if this pair is too much gold for you.) Like the skirt, they’re super versatile and I can easily dress them up or down.

Satin midi skirts for curves

skirt (4) | t-shirt (m) | necklace | sunglasses

And finally, this t-shirt! It’s 90% cotton and 10% elastane…breathable, stretchy fabric that’s not too thin. It’s also the perfect length to wear without having to worry about tucking it in, and it’s long enough to not show any belly. I sized up to a medium based on reviews and am glad I did. (It’s been sold out on the Skims website and at Saks for awhile now, but currently still available at Nordstrom!)

Stay tuned for a post on the multiple ways I’m styling my new favorite skirt!



photo credit: shalimar b photography

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