Skirting The Issue

Published: 09th January 2014 09:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th January 2014 09:58 AM   |  A+A-

Rougher edges

Never say never with leather. No matter which fashion cycle you pull them out in, they’re always a hit. Ideal at any hem length, be sure to choose the right length for your body type. Slimmer women look good in skirts that fall around the knees or mid-calf. Colours have taken over the traditional black, so you can experiment with some red as well. You can wear it with a loose button-up shirt and broad belt or slim fit shirt with a sleek belt.

Clever divide

Now, the skirt is a pretty piece of garment, until the wind picks up your hemline and plays havoc with it. For the no-nonsense woman, the culottes or a divided skirt is the best bet. While culottes don’t exactly fall under the skirt category, a baggy one could more less pull-off the desired effect. Can be worn for both semi-formal and casual occasions, you can also accessorise well to make an evening outfit of it.

Straight A’s

The professional woman in you will appreciate the mid-calf A-cut slim fit skirt. While keeping things business, you also get to show off your ankles (oh yes, they can be sexy too) and your designer pumps. Team it with a formal shirt or a loose sweater, depending on where you’d like to make your presence felt. A slender belted sling purse will look just in place with this ensemble.

Short take

If you have the legs for it, why not! The afternoons are anyway warm enough to walk about in a mini skirt. And if you’re the party type, then the bright lights and dancing crowds should also help keep the temperature right for a night out. The important bit is to be comfortable with the length. If you think you’re going to fidget around, then pull on a pair of stockings -- there’s no better time than now. You can also try colour contrasting with neon stocking and a navy blue skirt or something similar.

Pretty pleats

Now, there’s something about how a pleated skirt twirls around your waist. It may be old school, but it has a playful sophistication about it. Available in floral prints and grey formals, this is one more universal pick that you can saunter into a board meeting or movie theatre with just as much aplomb. The best length to try is one that falls just below your knees. You can try a cardigan over it, especially if the skirt has a floral print on it.


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