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Helen Skelton's wears skirt from River Island in reel with Gethin Jones© Helen Skelton / River Island

Helen Skelton’s dreamy floral maxi skirt made me reconsider my no-skirt policy

TV presenter Helen Skelton looked extremely gorgeous in River Island’s Blue Floral Tailored Maxi Skirt on BBC Morning Live

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Katherine Robinson
Senior Lifestyle Editor
July 2, 2024
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Let me tell you this right off the bat - I am not a skirt person. I’m not joking. I have the grand total of two skirts in my wardrobe and I haven’t worn them once in the last year. But… when I saw Helen Skelton on BBC Morning Live this week I had a massive change of heart.

One of Helen’s outfits was a gorgeous two set consisting of a baby blue long-sleeved top and a stunning floral maxi skirt. It just looks so elegant. I tracked it down - it’s River Island’s Blue Floral Tailored Maxi Skirt and you can see Helen showing it off in the video below…

Watch: Helen Skelton shows off her new maxi skirt in fun video with Gethin Jones

Helen made the fun vid “because @gethincjones is learning what a reel is,” she said - tagging fellow presenter Gethin Jones, and also because she and her team “like to play dress up”. 

The star’s 507k followers thoroughly enjoyed the clip - and her outfits. “Loving the blue on you Helen,” wrote one, while another commented: “I love the flowered skirt Helen.”

I love how Helen styled her skirt - a blue long-sleeved top, chunky gold jewellery and cream stiletto pumps. But I think this would look great with strappy sandals - or even box fresh white trainers. It’s extremely versatile!

If I was buying this skirt (and believe me, I’m extremely tempted!) I would have to make it a co-ord and buy the matching cropped top. Wow. This would be a great outfit for a wedding or any summer soiree. Florals are perfect for the warmer months, and it’s a print that never goes out of fashion, so you can be sure you can bring this out again for many seasons to come.

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If you’re digging the floral maxi skirt vibe you’re in luck because there are plenty more up for grabs on the high street at the moment. Check out this brightly coloured £59 White Stuff number if you’re after something a little brighter. Or for something a little more subtle and boho, this Miss Selfridge Picot Trim Bias Maxi Skirt is currently in the sale at ASOS for £21.

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