In my fashion fantasies, I am always wearing a full skirt and bear a striking resemblance to Grace Kelly. I absolutely love long a-line skirts. They look great on most body shapes, and cover a multitude of fashion flaws. As a curvy girl, although I adore a tight pencil skirt, they just never work for me. The good news: long full skirts are a fashion staple this spring. There are a few rules to remember, though. Pleated skirts look great on very tall, thin ladies. The rest of us, not so much. Pleats are notoriously hard to keep looking sharp. That being said, they are probably best left to the private school uniform crowd. I love an a-line skirt, or a style with some soft gathers. Solids work on mostly everyone. Prints are great, just make sure they are proportional to your height. Skirt length is important – too long and it conveys a sense of playing dress-up in your mom’s clothes. Experts say to have your skirt hem end at the slimmest part of your leg. Avoid skirts with too much fabric – they can add volume to your figure and are uncomfortable to maneuver and are best left to after-five wear. Try on your skirt with suitable shoes in front of a full-length mirror – and visit your alterations expert. If you have a tiny waist, show it off with a nice belt. Your coordinating top can make-or-break the look of the outfit. A fitted pullover knit top or button-down blouse – tucked in – gives it a crisp, polished look. A blouse or top hanging out can look frumpy. I love a short sleeve knit top in a solid fabric with a full print skirt. A beautiful satiny skirt with a dressy fitted blouse can be stunning for evening. The key is a good fit and the right proportions. Wear pumps or a heeled sandal. As the warm weather comes, a long full skirt with a pretty top can be a business or evening look that keeps you feeling cool and fresh all day. Happy shopping - Pat.
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