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Gulabi by Anupama Dayal

Gulabi by Anupama Dayal

Be it draped, A-lined, ruffled up or simply drop-dead-gorgeous sheer – skirts are creating a rage in the fashion sphere. This season the latest trend in this gorgeous piece of clothing is embracing a new found femininity altogether. Longer skirts are so ‘in’ this season; the mini skirt enjoys an occasional outing too, but it is knee-length and calf-skimming numbers that best capture the womanly fervor. The classic skirts flaunt an early sixties attitude. At present A-liner skirts with palazzo flairs is universally flattering too. Also, swingy skirts just around the knees or a little above are doing the rounds too. In view of boxy silhouettes ruling the fashion scene in top wear, the skirts are actually complementing by adding femininity to the outfit in short sexy lengths and wide gathers and pleats giving a swirl-like pretty look to the outfit.

Niharika Pandey

Niharika Pandey

Team it up:

To get the best of quirk, you can always mix and match your skirts with layers or accessories. For instance, you can wrap a chunni and convert it into a half sari. You could also wear a long kurta over or a tiny cropped top in a layered fashion to look amazingly edgy. I believe one can play around with skirts endlessly. Team it up with colourful scarves and belts to bring out the best of Indo-western styles.

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One has to use multiple accessories to get the desirable look. So choose between a basic scarf, chunky neck piece, bold rings, chic handcuff, and ballerina to stilettos to accessorise the complete look. Skirts by their shape and length clearly determine the acceptability and look for an occasion. However, sometimes the same skirt can be teamed up with a fitted shirt or a loose top or spaghetti and can lend itself to various occasions ranging from formal to a day-out to the beach. However, what becomes extremely critical with skirts is footwear. A lot can be played up or down by the kind of footwear one complements a skirt with. Mostly it is imperative to give some heels to the outfit for a better balance.

Krishna Mehta

Krishna Mehta

According to the body type:

It is very important to pick up the right type according to one’s body structure to bring forth the best look. Choose bias cut if you need to slim your hips or legs. A-line if you have a flat tummy and gathered waist if you need some volume. But, do slit your skirt regardless of your body type. The key is to get a perfectly fitted skirt that contours your body and is not too tight. Women have different shapes and each feature of their body influences what kind of skirt is most flattering. It is also worth emphasizing individual characteristics, like long legs, and matching the style to that feature.

Shweta Kapur

Shweta Kapur

Occasion wise:

Dressing aptly according to the occasion can make or break a deal! On official visits, slim-fit, knee-length skirts work wonders. Whereas on casual outings, body skimming skirts in light fabrics like cotton or linen can do so much justice to the outfit! Somehow, I feel, formal is the trickiest. A clean straight-line skirt just above the knee is the best option in sturdy fabrics that lend crispness and body. On the other hand, on a date night, a silk satin flared bias cut short skirt will be your best option. Or else a knife pleat, long floor sweeping skirt in a soft drape fabric can really stand out. A skirt comes in various shapes and fits. Calf-length pencil skirts are the most appropriate for official occasions. One can pick up short mid-length, straight or peplum skirts for date night and evening wear occasions. Ruffled, A-line skirts are best for lunching occasions.

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