Chi Chi Explains: What is a skater dress?

Tall, bodycon, midi and maxi - you probably have an endless variety of styles packed in your wardrobe. Skater dresses are one style that should be a mainstay in any fashionista’s arsenal, providing a balanced casual and formal look for all occasions. But what is a skater dress and how is it different from the rest of your outfits? 


What is a skater dress?

First things first - skater dresses have nothing to do with Avril Lavigne or Vans wearing skaters you see down the park. Skater dresses offer the perfect balance between casual and smart looks making them ideal for when you’re stuck between the two. But what makes a skater dress a skater dress? The defining features include a flaring out at the waist and a cut-off point right above the knee, making them fit snugly around your body shape. The results is a silhouette of the letter ‘A’, allowing you to move with elegance while also feeling comfortable. Even so, you can still find skater dresses with cuts just below the knee or a bit higher on the thighs. 

V Neck Floral Print Midi Skater Dress in Navy
Floral Jacquard Midi Dress in Yellow

Why choose skater dresses?

We’re sure you’ll agree that skater dresses are super cute. Skater dresses are the perfect mix and match outfit and suit a huge variety of accessories, bags and hats. If you like getting your creative juices flowing, skater dresses are also the perfect canvas for defining a look totally unique to you. Gorgeous jackets and shoes can be matched up with your skater dress and give your look a totally different vibe depending on the occasion. Here are some of our favourite skater dress examples:

Floral skater dresses

Who doesn’t love those gorgeous floral patterns? Floral skater dresses are the perfect way to level up your summer look. Whether you’re at a family garden party or in need of a day-to-night look, you can’t go wrong with the designs in our collection. Dark, bright or neutral - flower designs and skater dresses are a match made in heaven.

Plus Size V neck Floral Print Midi Dress in Pink
Watercolour Bardot Mini Dress in Pink

Lace skater dresses

Looking for some lace styles that don’t feel too dressy? Lace dress designs on skater dresses offer an ideal balance for all the occasions in your calendar. This gorgeous red look keeps things super chic, while our white designs are perfect for those fancier occasions.

Long Sleeve Floral Embroidered Skater Dress in White
Lace Bardot Midi Bridesmaid Dress In Pink

Plus size & petite skater dresses

No matter your body size, skater dresses are sure to complement your body shape. Each skater dress provides a flowing hourglass figure that looks gorgeous on every occasion. Our gorgeous collection contains petite, neutral and plus sizes.

Plus Size Sleeveless Floral Print Midi Dress in Purple
Petite Bridal Strapless Lace Midi Dress in White

If you’re looking for a perfect balance between casual and smart - look no further. Skater dresses are a certified wardrobe winner for any fashion-conscious women and give you a chic solution to those last-minute outfit disasters. Take a look through our collection today.