|Love it! A feminine floaty skirt with ultra flattering black sewn down pleats from waist to top of thighs with a black sweater that traces a sleek line. From Bottega Veneta|
As pathetic as that headline is, it’s true. I don’t wear skirts, or rather I haven’t for years. There are many in my closet waiting for me to have a change of heart, but until I saw Vicki Archer’s post yesterday on “signature style,” I haven’t seen any inspiration for me in the skirt department for a very long time.
|Absolute perfection. . .do you agree? From Theory.|
When I saw the grey Theory skirt she featured — sleek, clean, A-line, ever so flattering — I thought, “why not?”
The fall/winter collections are full of full skirts. They also have a nice variety of those that, whatever the shape, cover the knees. I have never liked my knees and now with my new scar that goes from two inches above my right knee to two inches below I definitely want some camouflage.
|Winter white from Escada. Difficult to wear I imagine unless one is extremely slender. Sewn down pleats or A-line shapes are far more forgiving.|
If you notice, the longer versions tend to be shown with nude legs. I would always go for opaque tights or boots high enough to slip just under the hem.
|Oh, this is so me (!)|
|Two more of my favorites from Bottega Veneta. If my ship comes in I would seriously consider the one at the top. I could imagine wearing that outfit for the rest of my life.|
Don’t get me wrong, I love skirts and dresses — in principle. I love to see them on other women and wish that I could be, like I was at one time, more comfortable in them. Now I’m thinking I’m going to buy a skirt and give it a go. I’ll let you know how things work out.
In the meantime, tell me what you think of these longer lengths?