Let it not be mentioned that once I love a pattern, I don’t attempt my hardest to make it work for me. Working example: pencil skirts. For each AW17 and SS18, they flooded the catwalk. They have been knitted and featured daring prints at Versace and Prada for winter, whereas they obtained a floral and pastel makeover at Gucci and Max Mara for spring.

However can a skirt that grazes under the knee of willowy fashions work on a a lot shorter body like mine (I’m 5ft3)? Briefly: sure. The trick is to mess around with proportions for the remainder of your outfit so it doesn’t appear like your heels are minimize off. Learn on to see what I imply.

Rule number one. Don’t put on a protracted prime that’ll swamp you. As an alternative, take full benefit of the nipped in waist by tucking in a prime in it, or rolling it up so it sits simply above your hips (see under).

Prime: Arket, Skirt: Reiss, Sneakers: Topshop, Bag: Cos

Rule quantity 2. This fashion actually does work higher with top, so heels are a should, although it’s a case of displaying sufficient flesh or none in any respect. For winter, attempt excessive boots, and for summer season, kitten heels. Something in between could make even the thinest of legs look stumpy. Sorry.

 

Prime: Arket, Skirt: Zara, Sneakers: Zara, Bag: Topshop

Rule quantity three. It’s okay to cheat. Typically if the fashion is means too lengthy, then I do roll it up each so barely on the waist, and conceal it underneath an outsized jumper (just like the above have a look at London Vogue Week).

Rule quantity four. Combine it up with the seasons. For winter, go for a leather-based or knitted skirt: the cosy look is in. For spring, go for a lighter materials, and do dare to experiment with color, be it a pastel mint (ice cream shades are very a lot in for SS18) or scarlet purple.

Rule quantity 5. Don’t be afraid to have enjoyable, keep in mind it’s not unlawful to attempt any pattern you need, sartorial guidelines ARE meant to be damaged. Store my edit of one of the best pencil skirts out now under.

 

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Store now: OLIVIA STRETCH PANEL LEATHER SKIRT OX BLOOD for £195 from Reiss

Store now: LEOPARD-BOOM PRINT SKIRT for £54 from BIMBA Y LOLA

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Store now: CALF-LENGTH LACE SKIRT WITH STARS for £37.50 from GUESS

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Store now: Pencil skirt for £18 from ASOS

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Store now: JOSEPH Zip-detailed ribbed merino wool-blend midi skirt for £265 from Web-A-Porter

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Store now: BOTTEGA VENETA Patent-leather pencil skirt for £820 from The Outset

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Store now: Satin Maxi Skirt With Centre Front Split for £35 from ASOS

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