Why Marcia Brady’s Tube Skirt Is The Only One You Need In Your Wardrobe Right Now

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by Bethan Holt |
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In episode 7,429 of ’90s pieces that we thought we’d never see again, this week it’s the turn of the button/zip-up-the-front skirt that's enjoying its 2014 moment.

Really? This is a thing?

I know, we were surprised it survived the night when it was briefly revived in 2001 by Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams who wore hers (minus the fully authentic full-length zip) with a particularly special lime green satin cap. But let’s gloss over that and reminisce about the zip/button-up skirt’s illustrious history.

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Which is...?

Marcia Brady of The Brady Bunch did good things in the early ’70s when she wore hers with cute jersey tops and her lovely flowing blonde hair. But the tube skirt's major moment came in the mid ’90s when cool girls would wear theirs with crop tops or checked shirts tied into a bow at the front. Aaah.


Why is this a thing again now then?

Aside from a general resurgence of love for all things ’90s, Guillaume Henry of Carven (favourite label of the likes of Solange and Alexa) made it one of the star pieces of his SS14 show. The collection was inspired by 'girls like Drew Barrymore and Liv Tyler. There was something tough about them, but they also seemed upbeat and approachable'. They also wore tube skirts.


**But how do I wear it now? **

If you don’t fancy the awkwardness of buttons coming undone, falling off etc, then go for a zip-up skirt, which will give the same vibe. Keep to the ’70s/’90s girls' way and wear with a really simple crop top or grey marl tee. The Carven skirts were styled with quite awesome platform sandals.

  1. Grey marl tee, £14.99, H&M; 2. Button-up skirt, £140, APC at Liberty; 3. Denim zip-up skirt, £29.95, H&M; 4. Cleated sole platforms, £55, Office; 5. Pinstripe bustier, £14.99, H&M

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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