Plaid’s in: Create a shapely skirt for fall ’13

Renee Minus White | 10/17/2013, 2:13 p.m.
Mad-about-plaid skirts are the bottom line with biker-styled jacket, coat-sweaters and sweaters in general.
Made-to-order skirts by No. 2 Skirts

Are you mad about plaid this season? Skirting around fall in a plaid skirt is news. Day or night, you will see them everywhere. Mad-about-plaid skirts are the bottom line with biker-styled jacket, coat-sweaters and sweaters in general. The must-have plaid skirt was on all the fall runways. The look is preppy in any color combination. Patterns are bold and eye-catching. Whether you want to rock this look with a flirty, low-cut A-line skirt with an over-the-knee boot or wear a classic pencil skirt with pointy-toe heels, the plaid skirt looks chic in any length. You can embrace the plaid at No2skirts.com, the new online service that allows you to customize a skirt in choice plaid prints, lengths and styles and fit it exactly to your body’s measurements.

This affordable option is sure to change the way women shop for skirts—and possibly other fashion essentials. Based on a concept of creating the perfect pencil skirt, No. 2 Skirts is the brainchild of Los Angeles-based designer Kristen O’Connell. She came up with the idea for No. 2 Skirts while working in retail.

Made-to-order skirts by No. 2 Skirts

Made-to-order skirts by No. 2 Skirts

“I saw so many customers struggling to find the right size, the right color,” said O’Connell. “I thought no one should have to sacrifice looking their best simply because they are held hostage to what’s hanging on the rack or size on a label.”

The simple process starts with you, the customer, selecting your preferred skirt silhouette. There’s a choice of a pencil skirt, an A-line skirt, gathered shapes with seams and a pencil skirt with an exposed zipper. You will find a selection of fine fabrics and fashionable color options. Then you submit those details along with your exact measurements. From there, the fabric is cut and assembled to perfection. All skirts currently retail for $129 with a flat shipping rate of $5. Delivery takes three weeks.

The site attends to all of your sizing issues. It provides an instructional video on how to find and submit accurate measurements based on how you would like the skirt to fit—either by taking body measurements or measuring a favorite skirt in your closet. Complimentary measuring tapes are also sent out upon customer request.

In the future, O’Connell plans to expand the silhouettes and fabric offerings seasonally. She will also add accessories that will help further customize each individual dream skirt and look.