How To Wear A Skirt Like A Celebrity

February 8, 2009 • Magazine

How To Wear A Skirt Like A Celebrity

How To Wear A Skirt Like A Celebrity

Sun, 2009-02-08 08:00

Simona Kogan

Wearing a skirt takes work! You want to have the proper fit, cut, and style. It needs to fit your backside just right. You need to make sure your tush looks good — not like something out of a Nutty Professor movie and definitely not like you need to stick two cushions back there just to give yourself some meat! It can’t be too tight. And too loose — well that just doesn’t look good, either.

Fortunately celebs have been on-hand to show us how it’s done — and lucky for us, many of them are doing it right, pairing their skirts with fitted blazers, flowy blouson tops, or hauling them over button-down shirts in conservative, but beautiful looks. Let’s take a look at how they get it done.

1: Long, Fitted and Elegant
The recent Fashion Week in Paris showed us how to wear a beautiful elegant look properly, topped with a pencil skirt that makes it sophisticated. Dita von Teese is the perfect example of this, always wearing graceful, solid business suits that are keen to the eye. If you’re going to dress your ensemble up with bottoms that aren’t pants, you need to buy a pencil skirt and high-waisted ones just polish it up. They’re also great for dinner parties and dressing up for work.

What to Buy: Bottega Veneta. Wool Crepe Pencil Skirt. $730

2: Minimize
For a chic stroll down Madison Avenue or a daytime look, short flowy mini-skirts are key. The always fashionable Rihanna proved this when she wore a Twenty8Twelve skirt from Sienna Miller’s line for shopping at The Grove, Los Angeles’s famed outdoor mall. Recently, Rachel Bilson also topped off her cropped jacket, basic white tee and Temperley London bag with a red, embroidered mini while grabbing a soft drink in L.A. Mini-skirts are fun and friendly, and you can pick one up today — just don’t make it too short or sleazy.

What To Buy: Thakoon. Acid Floral Mini. $675

3: Add Something
Lately, stars’ skirts are statement-making because they’ve ditched the solid colors and the basic black for embroidery, prints, and eye-popping colors. James Bond star Olga Kurylenko caught our eye with her crisp, white pencil skirt at the recent Paris Fashion Week, and she gleamed accordingly. Keira Knightley, too, knows that when she wears a skirt, statement-making ones are a must so when she chose her look for the Chanel show, it was no surprise that the deep print skirt she wore with a brass button top, round toe platforms and freshly cut bangs was tres chic and stylish. And who could forget the Temperley London high-waisted leather skirt Kate Hudson wore to her recent premiere — it was like nothing I’d ever seen her in and she looked fabulous!

What to Buy: Derek Lam. Dot Skirt. $1990

1. Dita von Teese,
2. Bottega Veneta Wool Crepe Pencil Skirt $730
3. Rihanna,
4. Thakoon Acid Floral Mini $675
5. Kate Hudson,
6. Derek Lam Dot Skirt $1990

Image Layout: Allison Merzel

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