Slits Are In
When it comes to wearing one of this seasons biggest trends (a high slit on a skirt or dress) the thing to remember is the more leg the merrier but make sure the rest of the outfit doesn’t go overboard. Have fun with the skirt while maintaining composure on top. To do this the following style tips should be followed and don’t forget to continue reading for a list of top designers who make these high fashion high slitted skirts.
One of the first things to remember is to wear the skirt as a focus piece and base the outfit around that. When wearing any skirt the shoes, tights, and hip accessories should always be considered first even above your outerwear piece. After selecting your skirt pick up some shoes that are cohesive with the style of the skirt. So if the skirt is red leather then pick up some heels in red velvet so the color theme carries through. You could alternatively wear some pumps made of leather but in a more subtle color like black or grey. Next up is the tights. You really want to cater them to the slits height so wearing a short garter type stocking may look trampy and all too revealing whereas a tummy to toes Spanx may be just the thing. As for the hip accent play around with a hip chain or delicate belt that rests on the hips. With this particular accent subtlety is key so don’t use a crass looking gold or a belt with too many diamond accents.
After deciding your bottom half it’s time to pick out you pieces for up top and with this scandalous skirt you are going to want to be a little more modest with your torso. Since sleeved dresses are so popular this season try to incorporate something with sleeves. Miing a combo of matte and shiny fabrics is a great way to enhance dimension and create depth to an outfit so incorporatint that element on your ourterwear piece, or the top itself would work well here. Once again the key element is to remember that a cohesive outfit is what you’re going for and the focus should remain on the skirt. Think subtle and enhancing instead of sparkle and over-the-top.
Lastly, when you look in the mirror it is best to always remember that the high slit is going to look odd right off the bat so don’t lose confidence. When wearing anything as daring as this your best bet is to amp up the confidence and strut your stuff.
Here are some examples of high slits through the runways of New York, London, Milan, and Paris.