Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Long Skirts

Although a certain look is always a rage because it is a season signature, the long slit skirt is a classic gem that typifies elegant, understated glamour. Usually worn by women in their late 20s and 30s, long skirts are generally preferred by confidant, sophisticated women who can boast a life well lived.

Leaf through any fall-winter fashion glossy, and there it is-long, slim and, if one's figure is hourglass personified, slit to the thigh. Forget about the flirty floor-skimming skirts of yore. These new-look long skirts, slit to midthigh and snaking sinuously to the ankles in comfortable stretch fabrics, are a real class act. The difficulty with this chic look lies in successfully putting it all together. If you want to wear long, narrow skirts, the jacket has to be just the correct proportion and you must team it with high heels, or the look simply will not work.

Full peasant skirts, on the other hand, flatter most body types but in particular, petite girls should avoid wearing it, as it can tend to make them look too small in a crowd. Ankle-length peasant skirts are usually made of cotton voile and look best when teamed with a tank top and sandals. However, designers are increasingly going in for softer flowing fabrics like silk chiffon and organza for a light, graceful, even ethereal effect.

In hindsight, the long skirt is a perennial style but if you want to tailor it to suit your personality there are several interesting options one can experiment with. Why not go for an animal print of some kind? Snakeskin and leopard are long-time favorites. Or perhaps a deep, fur hemline for a touch of funk. Or a sheer white skirt liberally splashed with crystals … the possibilities are endless.

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