Well, well, well, looks like Angelina Jolie’s dangling desperate skinny leg that escaped from underneath her long Versace gown at 2012 Oscars red carpet and had a moment all of its own, finally paid off. Angelina’s not the kind of woman to be out-staged by anyone, but her attention whore leg just slapped the shit out of this gorgeous lady and BAM! it was right there when we least expected it. Ha! You thought it did its thing and that was it. ‘Think again bitch’ said the Leg. For all this leg drama I blame THE SLIT. Yep. Were it not for that high thigh fabric cut we would’ve had less things to laugh about and less trends to inspire us. Or maybe not.
The slit in both skirts and dresses has always been there. Sure, maybe not trendy per se at all times, but wearing a thigh high slit was never a faux pas, especially in evening or cocktail dresses. So what has changed so much that this season the slit is considered a massive trend? First of all it’s more specific. It moved from night time into day time, on skirts especially, whether it’s in front, side or even a double slit, it’s there. Pretty high, quite cheeky and very nonchalant. The Slit suddenly brought midi/tea-length skirts back into fashion, which is an amazing thing. We’re not all in our 20’s and even if we were, or looked like we were, a mini can only do so much. It’s rarely work appropriate par example. And requires killer legs. So the slit is a very sexy compromise. It’s on longer hems skirts so you can pull an Angelina anytime on anyone. Or keep it under cover. Or just leave it to weather mercy. The slit skirt trend in 2014 has a bit of all its elder siblings (retro sex-appeal, 90s cheeky grungyness, 70’s divalicious tea-lengths and pleats all over) and the effortlessness and polished madness of our times. It goes with anything, on any skirt style, fabric, night or day, work or play, cause you know… that’s our prerogative these days. Which brings me to the 2nd reason on why the slit is suddenly a trend. Cause all is in. Nothing in out. Style limits are so last Tuesday, it’s a pity to not give in to a spur of the moment fashion creativity. If that should be a high slit skirt in light chiffon with sneakers and your boyfriend’s t-shirt, then so be it.
Or if stiff fabric is your friend, slit that brocade skirt and wear it with unbuttoned to the waist shirts or even crop tops. The craziest the combo, the better sometimes. And now let’s dig away into street style inspo:
More 2014 spring skirts trends here.