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If there´s one thing I´m not confident of wearing, it´s the floor-sweeping long skirt. I find it easier to wear long gowns but my knees shake when it´s long skirts. That´s why, two beautiful long skirts that were given to me by some friends are just sitting in my closet for years now, unable to see the light. But I also couldn´t let them go because they´re too special to give away.
So I decided to come up with ways to wear a long skirt. While writing this post something inside me grew brave, I want to wear my skirts! I´m now thinking of making an outfit post featuring them come summer.
Here are eleven ways to rock the dramatic long skirt.
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1. Reveal some skin on top
Skirt: Alice + Olivia Abella pleated satin maxi skirt, theoutnet.com.
They say that when you expose some skin, do it one at a time. Floor-sweeping long skirts cover your entire bottom half so you have a really good reason to expose those toned arms with a spaghetti strap top worn tucked in.
2. Tone down the bold print
Skirt: Satin long skirt, mango.com.
I find it nerve-wrecking pulling off a really long leopard print skirt, it´s just too bold. But the best approach is toning down the print with a quarter sleeves black top. You can add a black or a white handbag, or better yet, a bright colored bag to distract attention.
3. Tease in front
Skirt: BLISS SKIRT, coast.com.
If you think covering your entire bottom half is boring, then pick the flirty in front, high-low hem long skirt. This is the best time to rock those super cute ankle strap high heels.
4. Layer it
Skirt: EDUN Jersey skirt, mytheresa.com.
If your long skirt is figure hugging and you´re not comfortable showing off your perky derriere to the world, layer it with a complementary tunic dress. Adding a belt will create a fit and flare silhouette for your tunic.
5. Play with Sequins
Skirt: EVIE SEQUIN SKIRT, coast.com.
Sequins can be very attention-grabbing. How much attention do you think you´ll get if you´re strutting a long sequined skirt? A lot. It can be both good and bad, depending on your personal preference. For me though, I prefer pieces that aren´t outright bold but that once someone looks at it, her eye lingers. And that´s true to this sequined minimalist ensemble.
6. Go effortless
Skirt: Tess Giberson Long Pleated Skirt, thedreslyn.com.
You know, there are days when you don´t want to look totally dolled up; you just want it cool, relaxed and effortless. That´s when you should dress down a fabulous pleated maxi skirt by putting on a simple pullover, untuck.
7. Wear your long skirt with a crop top
Skirt: Ronny Kobo Taryn Skirt, shopbop.com.
Darling, if you´re wondering how my special long skirt looks like, it´s similar to this. A good Indian friend gave it to me, all the way from India with soo much love. Maybe I should wear it with a crop top and a really high heel.
8. Look tall in tonal
Skirt: Chloé Silk-blend georgette maxi skirt, theoutnet.com.
Are you petite? I am. And I know that a petite woman isn´t supposed to wear floor-sweeping long skirts because they overwhelm her tiny frame. But I think this style idea really works for a petite´s advantage. Going tonal lengthens your vertical line, so why not?
9. Head-to-toe white
Skirt: Chloé Asymmetric metallic silk-blend midi skirt, theoutnet.com.
White is a big trend for summer. In fact, every summer! Head-to-toe white is height-friendly, and anyone can definitely rock it.
10. Wear it as a transitional piece
Skirt: Roberto Cavalli Printed Skirt, mytheresa.com.
It doesn´t require a genius to figure that long skirts are perfect transitional pieces. Simply layer it with warm tights and boots under, and partner it with a warm wool or knitted sweater. Notice that this ensemble is still tonal; the color of the sweater is a shade from the print.
11. Choose shades of gray
Skirt: Roberto Cavalli Silk skirt, mytheresa.com.
If everything fails, try the currently trending 5* shades of gray. No, I didn´t read the book nor did I see the movie, but I saw that if your long skirt has a fishtail silhouette, and you pair it with a fitted long sleeve leotard, you actually look towering.
So over to you, girls, which way of wearing long skirts works for your style and figure?