The summer season is not very forgiving, fashion-wise. Women wear short shorts and tight jeans, skimpy leggings and cropped tops. All this has a way of exposing flaws that you might not want to show off. There is an easy solution for staying cool and still looking trendy in summertime: wear skirts.
The Flared Look
A flared skirt keeps you cool and hides a multitude of body sins. The wide lines of the skirt help to de-emphasize the hips, thighs and butt. Pair your flared skirt with a wide belt to instantly create the illusion of a longer, slimmer waistline. The contrast between the belt and the skirt will make your waist look smaller. Great fashion is about great optics. Whether you wear a full-length or mini flared skirt, it’s a versatile look that’s good for summer.
If you still want to show off some of your curves, look for an A-line skirt. The A-line cut fits close to the hips and legs, and it creates a lengthening effect that can make you look taller. The cut can make your legs look longer and slimmer if you pair it with a long, hip-hugging blouse. A-line skirts are great for professional or evening wear.
If you don’t want to show off a lot of leg but you will want to beat the summer heat, choose a knee-length skirt. You’ll still keep cool because you won’t be covered in fabric, but you won’t have to reveal your thighs to the entire world. Knee-length skirts are perfect for any event, depending on the material and style. Get several for casual, professional or more formal events.
Wearing it Well
The trick to wearing skirts is what you’re wearing with them. Opt for sandals and high heels to give your legs a long, lean line. This will create a slimming effect all over your body. Athletic shoes tend to look clunky and disjointed when paired with skirts, and boots are usually too heavy for summer wear. Use belts where needed to separate your blouse from your skirt and to introduce more color into your look.
Forget the short shorts, the skinny jeans and all those clothes that make you feel uncomfortable during summer weather. Put on a comfortable, classic skirt…and look trendy without all the worry.