Skirting Around the Edges
How will you feel if I start with skirts today? Naming this product one can feel sexy and at the same time stylish. Have you seen the latest Kareena Kapoor Skirt fashion? Oh my gosh! Those are simply eye candy! Thus, today I have taken up this subject!
Even if you are not an avid follower of contemporary fashion, I am sure you have noticed the regrettable lack of long skirts in the general attire of everyday women. So the question remains, where exactly did the skirts go?
Fashion trends are nothing if not circular. Today’s reject is tomorrow’s vintage! This is how the industry recycles.
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During the spring of 1998, long skirts were all the rage. They were on everybody ( and I am not taking the Scottish kilt into account here), and prevailed for a few more years but then as happens with everything related to public memory, faded away. The fall of 2009 saw everybody sporting trendy tops and knee length skirts. The fashion week at Milan introduced receding hemlines as the next best thing, even though hemlines have been rising and falling over the years like the stock exchange. Attending any formal event in a long skirt was sure to get you being labeled as the most fashion backward person in the city.
Speaking from the point of view of a woman who is way too tired to spend time choosing her clothes after long working hours, a long skirt is the easy way out, if you want to look good without having to make too much of a fuss. If you like dancing, there is no better accompaniment. You can twist and swirl and swish it around like an extension of your form, and it feels natural. Pair it up with a fitted cardigan or a nice white top and you are all set for the day. The problem with them is that it is kind of hard to affect any degree of fashion based nonchalance, especially if you have balance problems and tend to fall down a lot.
There have been debates across the century over the micro-mini, the actual mini, the A-line , the midi, the maxi and the pencil varieties. While the pencil skirts are more form flattering and the maxi is your comfort wear, they are universally the essence of women’s attire. The skirt started making a comeback during the Spring of 2013, and was considered one of the major trends then. Spring is like the resuscitator of all things skirt. When the temperatures start flaring, it’s time to rummage in the back of your closet and bring out these free flowing, form hugging pieces, along with the rest of your summer clothing.
Floral prints are another one of these summer trends. Long skirts, ankle length, in bright pastel colors or floral prints, like the ones I picked up from KOO.KAT are a real lifesaver. Oh and if you want to crank up the oomph factor, by all means go for the shorter ones. When going for short black skirts, make sure they are quite slim fitting. A general rule of thumb to follow is that if your skirt is clingy, then your top should be as loose and vice versa. Add a belt, and match your shoes to complete the ensemble. Skirts are both casual and formal wear and the right type and combination with the top/shirt makes all the difference.
I bought few skirts this season and tried different combination of tops and t-shirts. Taking a short or long scarf with the skirt also adds to the style.
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