Insomniac Sale Picks: Warm A-line Skirts

*In this late-night feature – which will run Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Petite dress slacks? What would you like to see featured?*

Bubu requested a few picks for warm A-line skirts, so here we go:


Banana Republic Monogram Pleated Skirt – was $98, now $79.99

I’ve got my eye on this skirt in gray. It’s pleated but not super full, fully lined, and made from a wool/poly blend that should block the wind nicely. Available in sizes 00 – 14 (sold out in 12 and 16). Also available in heather gray in sizes 0 – 14.


Jones New York A-Line Skirt with CF Box Pleat – was $129, now $44.99

This wool blend skirt doesn’t seem to be lined, but thick material and fiber content are in its favor for warmth. Add a silk slip for extra coziness. Available in sizes 4 – 16.


Athleta Strata Skirt – was $64, now $29.99

This skirt is neither lined nor wool, but a nice, double-knit ponte. Paired with a slip and cozy tights, and it’ll work through winter and well into spring. Available in sizes XXS – XL in this red, olive, black, and charcoal heather. Some colors not on sale, and size availability varies by color. Also available in petite, tall, and plus sizes!

Other not-currently-on-sale resources for warm A-line skirts:

  1. Boden – A go-to for lined wool skirts, many of which are currently on sale!
  2. Banana Republic – Many of my staple winter skirts hail from BR. Look for wool, wool blends, and lined options like this one.
  3. Orvis – The vast majority of skirts are below-the-knee, so be aware. Many are lined and all are top-quality.
  4. And, of course, THRIFT STORES! Especially right now, the vast majority of skirts will be lined wool. Hit ’em up before the spring merchandise rolls out. ( can help you locate stores near you.)

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5 Responses to “Insomniac Sale Picks: Warm A-line Skirts”

  1. Susan

    Orvis is not my favorite source for clothing, but below the knee skirts of something I look for! I think may woman may not realize that while there is nothing wrong with shorter skirts, sometimes the proportion is just wrong for them. Put me in a right above the knee skirt and then in a below the knee skirt and I look better in the latter–and it has nothing to do with how my knees look. Sally, I have occasionally seen you in longer skirts and you look fabulous in them. So please–don’t count out below the knee skirts!

    • Ruth Slavid

      Here here – except in my case I am not ashamed to say that my knees are fat – and my legs above them. And always have been really, even when much younger and slimmer. I do wear on the knee skirts because they are in some way more youthful – but I hate it if they ride up when I sit down. I am always amazed by those blogs that say that mid-calf skirts are not flattering. for me that is the most flattering length. Slim ankles and bottoms of calves, which then widen out to the knee – so in a mid-calf length skirt my legs look positively slender.
      My other bugbear is how short all coats are. I have a thrifted coat from around five years ago, which hits at the low calf. it covers all my skirts, and is warm. Why are most coats on or above the knee except for floor length which is impractical? Surely even wearers of short skirts would appreciate longer coats?

  2. katie

    Shade makes the most delicious heavy-weight ponte knit skirts, and they’re perpetually on sale:

    It is seriously the thickest, warmest, smoothest ponte I’ve ever encountered. Looks like they’re clearing out the last color on the a-line skirt right now, but the a-line and straight skirts are staples, so it’ll be back in more colorways, I’m sure. I have it in a bright raspberry. It runs large — I’m usually an 8 on bottom, sometimes 10 in fitted skirts; originally bought an 8, returned it for a 6, and wish I had returned that for a 4 (it didn’t shrink in the wash at all). The few things I have from Shade all seem to be very high quality, and — not surprising, as the LDS/Mormon community seems to be a large part of the their target audience — the clothes are definitely stylish while remaining modest.

  3. egfr

    I have the Athleta Strata skirt in brown and it is fun to wear with boots/tights and a SLIP. I will submit a request for an update on modern half slips, esp for clingier items where lace is contraindicated!