The thing about this particular style is that it really shortens the torso even more than a traditional high-waist skirt. In order to look the most flattering, the paper bag skirt has to have the waistband at the natural waist and therefore the ruffled top of the "bag" is even higher than the natural waist. It really only works with a really fitted top and a short hemline. I am not entirely convinced that this is a look that will work for me, but since I'm only out $12, I'm not going to lose any sleep over it. If you, however, are interested in trying your own paper bag skirt look, here are a few that I think are pretty cute:
Frank Perry High Waisted Paper Bag Skirt, 6pm, $50.00
Shoshanna Teal Ikat Paper Bag Skirt, Bluefly, $171
Dash to Class Skirt, Modcloth, $54.99
Leifsdottir Brown Silk-Linen Paper Bag Skirt, Bluefly, $94.00
What's your take on this trend? Do you love it? Hate it? Don't understand it? Leave a comment and tell me what you think! My coworkers seemed to really like my yellow version of the trend, but what do you think?