Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Long Skirts

I am so enamored with the long skirts that are popping up this fall...mid-calf to floor grazing.


Ralph Lauren

Louis Vuitton

Forever 21


Rachel Pally at Revolve Clothing

 These graceful beauties are extremely wearable, not to mention comfortable.  Opt for an A-line skirt in a flowy fabric.  That is the best style on most body types.  But remember that too much fabric at the hemline can make you look frumpy, especially if you are petite.  Long skirts are best paired with hip bone length fitted jackets or tops to keep the outfit in proportion.  If you do wear it with a longer layer, such as a cardigan, leave it open and belt the under layer to define the waist.  Turtlenecks and chunky fitted knits are good options for those with a trim upper body.  

Longer length skirts are perfect with boots, especially lace ups.  Or try them with heels:  oxfords, mary janes, or platforms.  For the latest trend, add some cute ankle socks.     

To select your best skirt length options, try this.  Using a piece of poster board/cardboard, stand barefoot in front of a full length mirror.  Slowy move the poster board to different spots on your leg.  Where it makes your leg look the best, have someone measure from the floor up to that spot.  Use this method to determine all your best skirt length. 



à la Modest said...

I love maxi skirts! I don't think I own more than one that goes down to the ankles. Adding inches to the skirt length creates a more sophisticated feel (or boho, whatever way you style it). Long skirts just flow gracefully when you walk especially during a windy day!

Micaela said...

That's a great tip to find your perfect length skirt!