It’s one of summer’s many style perils (along with pasty legs, toenails between pedicures and visible bra straps) – the skirt that’s just too short.
You know the one – you can wear it no problem with black opaques, but sans tights you feel exposed. The biggest culprits are the flippy, skater styles that give the illusion of length with lots of fabric. They’re fine when you’re standing perfectly still in a sheltered area with zero breeze, but move a muscle and suddenly you’ve shown the entire crew and passengers of a Chicago boat tour at least half an ass cheek, possibly more. Ahem.
So, can you get away with it? Are short skirts ever chic? Let’s see, shall we?
HELLO LEGS! I must admit, I did feel a little self-conscious walking down the breezy streets of Leeds in this skirt. It is extremely short and rather impractical, but I just adore it. The cute polka dot print, the flattering flared cut, those buttons… sigh!
However, I think the shortness of the skirt is easily balanced with more coverage elsewhere. By wearing a lightweight denim shirt rather than a vest, the skirt looks more like a legitimate item of clothing and not something you’d throw on over your bikini on the way to the bar for more Sangria. The loafers also add a conservative edge, whereas sandals could’ve looked too ‘holiday’. I finished the outfit with a detailed necklace and structured bag so the overall effect is (hopefully) more polished, less laidback.
I think I just about get away with it. But what about you? How would you wear a seriously short skirt?