What is a Skater Dress?


Has anyone seen the “skater dress” styles online?

It took me a minute, but I realized, skater dresses are just a modern version of A-line dresses and I love them! As we all know the “A-line” dress/skirt silhouette is narrower at the top, flaring gently wider toward the bottom kind of like a letter “A”. Skater dresses get their name because they resemble the dresses the figure skaters wear; that same “A” silhouette but shorter.

What is a Skater Dress PlusSizePrincess.com

Sometimes, I feel like traditional A-line dresses make me look matronly, so skater dresses will be a fun alternative for me! Thanks to everyone who helped me choose my first skater dress from SimplyBe in December.

Between SimplyBe and ASOS curve, there are lots of cool skater dresses to try, including a leather one that I’ve featured below.

Skater 1

skater 2

Photos by Zanography

Have YOU tried the skater dress trend? Did it work for you?

More Skater dresses below…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeannee-Waseck/566016088 Jeannee Waseck

    Love your look! … When I was a teenager (circa 1980) my friends mom – a pretty woman, she was – did roller-skating w/ a male partner in competition … when u walked into there home, there was an 8 by 10 framed shot of her mom holding her latest trophy in – ahhh, yes, a skater dress! That’s what I remember them from!

  • http://twitter.com/DeltaCephei Suzanne

    I love skater dresses! They suit my body type the best. You look fabulous.

  • http://www.lizzieonthespot.com/ Lizzie on the Spot

    You look fabulous, CeCe! I am a fan of the skater dress. (I even saved this one as a favorite.) I’ve not worn one yet though. I worry that they may be too short for me. I may have to throw caution to the wind, order some tights, and keep it movin’.

  • http://terrys-two-cents.blogspot.com/ Terry S.

    Such a great dress! I, too, have always wondered why they were called “skater” dresses. Thanks for enlightening me! :)



  • http://austinstf.tumblr.com slavetofashion

    You look so insanely adorable in this dress!! I obviously need to get a skater dress for sure :)

    • Leanne Rochester

      Yes, get one, or maybe two or…

  • skinny_dip

    I love that dress on you!! I like the skater dress trend and own two myself. I love the shorter, flirty cut (A-lines usually make me feel frumpy)

  • http://www.theoryandpracticeblog.com/ Jasmine

    Your skater dress is SO cute!! I have two from ASOS that I love.

  • Soigne1908

    I like the skater dress. I’m cello-shaped with a short waist. They work well.

  • anaem3

    I LOVE this dress on you ! I have to go and get one asap !

  • RivaShane ♔

    This is my first time to check your blog and you look really great!

  • Leanne Rochester

    I love the way that skater dresses hang and move about as you walk. You look fabulous in the white dress, black girls look great in white.

  • Señorita Papaya

    I find that Asos has some of the cutest (and not so expensive) skater dresses for every size! I also like Dorothy Perkins, but I think my loyalty sticks to Asos, hahaha. :)

  • Beth

    Where do you find your tights/nylons? I can never find any that I can get past my thighs (lol).

  • guest

    You look beautiful!! I love this! :)

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