Are you still shying away from sexy, thigh-exposing slitted skirts? We feel you. It can be hard to figure out how to wear these trendy fashion pieces, and what events they are or aren’t appropriate for.
Thanks to the skin-baring design, it could be easy to dismiss them from your day-to-day wardrobe, but we’re pleased to provide you with the celebrity proof necessary to show that thigh-high split skirts can be worn for both work and play!
Here are 6 celebrities who clued us up to some styling ideas:
1. Emma Stone (Full Story)
The stunning actress wore a sequined flowy pencil skirt with an equally sequined boxy top tucked in at the waist in contrasting colors.
Emma Stone at the 52nd New York Film Festival Closing Night Gala Presentation of ‘Birdman Or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance’ in New York on October 12, 2014
We love the way Emma kept the silhouette simple. The high slit already drew enough attention to her figure, and the loose-fitting fabric kept the sexiness understated. We think a fun, sparkling outfit like this would be just perfect for a date night, don’t you?
2. Iggy Azalea
The Australian rapper, songwriter, and model injected a casual flair to her maxi slitted skirt by wearing a sweater and accessorizing with a fedora hat and a pair of slip-on loafers.
Iggy Azalea looks almost unrecognizable as she arrives at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) wearing no make-up in Los Angeles on October 9, 2014
Wouldn’t this make a wonderful travel outfit? Amping up your accessory game like Iggy did will help make the long skirt and sweater combo look less frumpy and more stylish.
3. Lauren Pope
The British television personality, actress, glamour model, DJ, music producer, and entrepreneur toughened up her slitted skirt with a cropped leather top and jacket.
Lauren Pope at the Mondrian London Hotel launch party in London on October 9, 2014
High-waisted slitted skirts work so well with cropped tops. They increase the sex appeal and make a perfect combination for a night out! Try layering with a leather jacket like Lauren did for added edge.
4. Mel B
The British presenter, television personality, recording artist, actress, author, and model kept it sleek and simple with a white tank top and a statement accessory.
Mel B returning to the Trump SoHo hotel in New York on September 11, 2014
Doesn’t this outfit make Mel B look office-ready? The slitted skirt didn’t look too overwhelming or sexy when paired with a plain white top, and her statement necklace added the perfect stylish touch to even out attention to the upper body as well!
5. Jourdan Dunn
The English fashion model increased the fun of her ensemble by pairing her striped skirt with a cropped slogan shirt.
Jourdan Dunn at the French Connection #NeverMissATrick launch party at the Oxford Street Store in London on September 23, 2014
Slogan shirts never fail to turn a dressy piece of clothing into something a little more casual. We love the funky design of this slitted skirt when paired with a graphic T. This outfit could be good for a casual daytime outing with friends, or dressed up with some accessories for a classy night out!
6. Kate Middleton
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, paired her skirt with a mandarin-collared long-sleeved shirt.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wearing an Alexander McQueen outfit, visits Bletchley Park (where her grandmother was a codebreaker) in Bletchley on July 18, 2014
Even the Duchess of Cambridge can stand to expose a bit of thigh skin. The key to maintaining modesty like the Duchess is balance. Her long-sleeved button down shirt was an excellent choice to make her outfit demure with a taste of playful femininity.
If you are ready to add more thigh slit skirts in your wardrobe, here are some stellar options:
1. Free People Story Teller Skirt, $78.00 at Shopbop
2. alice + olivia Pencil Skirt with Slit, $198.00 at Shopbop
3. Vince Pleated Skirt, $395.00 at Shopbop
4. A.L.C. Tonne Skirt, $495.00 at Shopbop
5. Haus Alkire Dufresny Skirt, $1435.00 at Shopbop
6. Elizabeth and James Mercy Leather Skirt, $895.00 at Shopbop
7. Jason Wu Tie Bar Ruched Midi Skirt, $1285.00 at Shopbop
8. BCBGMAXAZRIA Grayce Slit Skirt, $198.00 at Shopbop
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