Available in several models, cuts, lengths, and fabrics, the skirt is a great alternative for those who like to get away from the basic day-to-day jeans or want to bet on an elegant look for work without having to cover their legs. This is also a sure bet to give greater femininity and personality to production.
Some say that miniskirts are the most Brazilian, but according to fashion consultant Jamile Belo, the most used skirt models are “A” format, such as evasé and godê, and the classic pencil style.
Regardless of your favorite cut, it is worth remembering that the biggest secret to choosing and composing a beautiful look is to think the combination that is in accordance with your style, with the occasion and – although there are no rules that effectively determine what you can or can not use – with your silhouette, after all, like every piece of clothing, the skirts can also help to value or disguise parts of the body.
The characteristics that make the many variations of this type of piece more suitable for one or another situation are its color, its fabric, its length and the combinations that complete the look. “A straight skirt of fabric and sober colors can be worn with a thin pantyhose and scarf to go to work and even out at night, combined with short boots or jump sandals,” exemplifies personal stylist Juliana Skliutas.
Combining Skirts with Occasions
Not to err in choosing the skirt in any situation, Jamile gives the hint of using the same guidelines that determine if a dress would or not suitable for the dress-code. “For example, for a cocktail party it is better to opt for a dress of more noble fabric, with discreet luster, at the knee; for the use of a skirt, a godê model with softer fabric, composing with a blouse in the same pattern, would be a great option, “he suggests.
When formality is required, the ideal is to wear a straight skirt or pencil skirts, also at the knee. The consultant indicates that the combination, for work, is made with shirts or T-shirts, in the case of companies with a more relaxed environment.
The restrictions on the length of the skirts are due mainly to comfort, since “a miniskirt can disturb your movements and even cause embarrassment in some situations,” explains Juliana.
How to Wear a Skirt in the Cold
Contrary to what it may seem, the versatility of skirts cannot be harnessed only on hot days. “The short models also look gorgeous with thick stockings, worn boots, and long open coats,” says the personal stylist, who particularly recommends using midi skirts for winter.
For women who feel colder on their legs and prefer not to risk exposing them on days of low temperatures, Jamile indicates that the best way out is to complete production with 40 or 80 thread stockings, which may be the same color the skirt to lengthen the silhouette or colored to give a more daring and fun to the production. In this case, the important thing is to opt for complementary colors so that the result is not exaggerated.
Already the pencil skirts combined with half-trawler form a super sensual look, that can be finished with a black or nude scarpin. The option for miniskirts, on the other hand, is best if supplemented by over the knee boots, which also help maintain the temperature.
Models of skirts
As the most decisive factors for choosing a skirt are the occasion and style of each woman, it is interesting to know the characteristics of the various types of cuts and their most common combinations.
It is also necessary to be very careful not to end up in trivial mistakes like using a piece just because it is a trend or “trendy”. A great tip from the personal stylist Juliana Skliutas is to analyze if that production matches your style and really pleases you, since to consider the individuality of each person is fundamental at the time of the choice.
The shortest skirt length is also regarded as one of the most people. The miniskirt appears in various materials and is best suited for the evening or tropical environments such as beach or pool. “A ballad, for example, calls for a miniskirt with sequins and a flowing shirt with transparency,” suggests Juliana.
Get out midi
For the personal stylist, the secret of the midi skirt is to combine it with high heels that have the same color of the piece. Thus, the flattening effect caused by the length below the knees or between the shins is avoided.
Formerly associated only with the hippie style, today the long skirts can appear also in modern and more elegant productions. Normally, this cut is recommended for valuing rectangle-shaped bodies, but it is democratic and can be used by all.
Ideal for more formal environments, pencil skirts have a fairer cut and usually length to the knee. According to Juliana, this model looks especially good on the hourglass and oval body women.
Also known simply as a round skirt, the godê model is more fluid and blends well with relaxed environments. Personal stylist explains that because it is bulkier, this skirt is also great for women who want to make the impression that they have a wider hip.
Very connected to the collegiate style, the pleated model is made by pleats, which can make the skirt more round and fluttering. Because it is bulky, here is also the special recommendation for those who want to “raise” their hips.
The model of the tulip skirt is very close to that of the pencil skirts and envelope, but it has a well-marked waist and a more “buff” trim on the hip. Because of the volume, this cut is especially recommended for those who wish to increase this part of the body illusorily.
The driest and serious skirt is straight, which is ideal for those who do not want to draw attention or create volume in the hip region. Usually, its length goes up to knee height, and therefore, this model is one of the most suitable for formal occasions.
High waist skirt
All skirt cuts can be combined with high waist shaping, which gives charm to every type of production. The only cautions related to such pieces are related to the flattening of the silhouette they can cause. If that is not the intention, betting on loose sweaters from outside the skirt or in lengths to the knee can be a good way out.
With the suggestions and the experts in mind, the time to produce can be made easier, but the best way to compose a beautiful look and that is your face is to release creativity and betting on pieces that match your style.