Dos And Don'ts For Skirts
Dos And Don'ts For Skirts
Jess Zaino (Fashion Correspondent, Personal Stylist) gives expert video advice on: What are the do's and don'ts of peasant skirts?; What are the do's and don'ts of flippy skirts?; What are the do's and don'ts of A-line skirts? and more...
What are the do's and don'ts of peasant skirts?
I do love a good skirt, but a peasant skirt? Eek! That's sort of in the category of the overalls. It's something that you want to keep to, like hang in around the house. You don't want it so low on your waist or hip that your underwear are showing. You don't want it dragging on the floor like you were just at a rave. You don't want it to look so Holly Hobby or patchwork that you look like you just stepped out of Woodstock. So if you want a peasant skirt, keep it to just very simple light cotton weight, maybe with a pair of flip flops. Good luck with that one.
What are the do's and don'ts of flippy skirts?
A flippy skirt is like a mini skirt, but not tight. It's a bit more flouncy, sometimes two-tiered. It is something that is probably made of a cotton or jersey knit. If you're wearing a flippy skirt, you should probably be a young girl. It is definitely a look that complements a very casual, California, going-to-the-beach type of look. Pair the flippy skirt with flip-flops and nothing else. It is a look that is kept for the beach, and is generally for someone under 21 years of age.
What are the do's and don'ts of mini skirts?
Mini skirts are cute. Again, you don't want them to be too mini. I believe that, again, it's sort of like an age thing. You want to, if you're a fun young loving kind of chickadee that's going out on the town, throw on a mini with some heels. But otherwise you would be very careful with how you wear it. If you're a more mature woman and you want to wear a mini skirt, you need to pair it with something that updates and matures the overall look, nothing that shows your underwear though. It's a pretty good rule of thumb that the mini skirt is not shorter than the pockets of the denim. Britney Spears is a mini skirt don't. Victoria Beckham is a mini skirt don't. She does that a lot.
What are the do's and don'ts of circle skirts?
I love a circle skirt because it's so versatile. If you want to wear it I suggest wearing it with something that is a bit more fitted at top. Maybe a cute little camisole. Perhaps a turtleneck that's fitted in the winter with a bow or a cute tie in the front. They are really fun and girly skirts. They are also voluminous so if you are wearing them you don't want a big top since it's sort of a big, pretty, girly, circly bottom. You don't want the top to overload the whole look and end up making you look like a potato sack rather than a pretty girl.
A skirt with an asymmetrical hem-a do or a don't?
I'm not really into the whole asymmetrical hem-line. It certainly is interesting on haute-couture. Other than that, let it go. Let it go to the 1980s where it belongs.
Skirts with ruffles-a do or a don't?
I don't like skirts with ruffles because generally it just makes you look wider than you are. It's just too much fabric happening. So if you're going to have a skirt with a ruffle, make sure that it's a thin fabric so that it really lays flat with your silhouette. Otherwise, you may end up looking like a hula hoop.
Skirts with pleats-a do or a don't?
Skirts with pleats is tough because you don't want to wear pants with pleats, they're not flattering at all. But you could sometimes pull off a pencil skirt that has pleats, only if the top in the pleat is sort of the piece de resistance of the outfit. So you would want to wear it with something that was tucked in, really fitted, a skinny top with sort of that pleated bottom. Otherwise, not good, and only really thin women can pull it off because a more curvaceous woman, like myself, can't wear pleats, it widens the whole thing and its a disaster area.