A SLIT IN PLACE :
Summer is here and we are still in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, still in the vicinity of our homes but nothing should stop us to enjoy the summer trends. Girls! this is the time to dive in your closet and get your favourite slit skirts and dresses out. They instantly remind me of the impeccably dressed air hostesses back in the day, walking with absolute grace in those well-fitted skirts and stocking covered legs peeping through the slits. I remember as a child, I was so enamoured by their slick uniforms that I got a beautiful jacket and a skirt made for myself. The slit skirts gave every woman an opportunity to flaunt their curves.
The long A-line or body embracing pencil skirts are forever elegant, feminine and sultry. From the time of my teens till the present moment, I have always thought a Slit on a dress or a skirt makes one look Hypnotic. Whether it is the Thigh High Slits or the conservative one’s, there is something alluring about them. Whether you are adorning a gown, a maxi dress or skirt a slit makes you truly walk like a sexy lady!
The first flash of legs was in the slit skirt Designed by Christian Dior in 1954 that took the world by a frenzy. Dior named this collection as the H – Line referring to Silhouettes he was creating with parallel lines. Slits have only grown popular since then. The pencil skirts became a rage with most of the Hollywood stars like Marylin Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly etc., to me, it represents sophistication and confidence in a woman.
By the end of 1960s mini skirts took over and became the “Icon of the Cultural Revolution”. But Pencil skirts never really went out of fashion as they became a perfect attire to be worn to work with conservative slits. Whether it is a red carpet look or the casual do’s – A slit simply has the power to add the much-needed sex appeal to any outfit.
Well going back to the history of a slit skirt, a slit was not added to give an extra cool glimpse of the leg but to add comfort for a woman to be able to stretch her legs while walking.
A slit on the sides of a skirt, back or in the front look absolutely flattering. It is obvious that in a work space one chooses pencil dresses or skirts sans the high slits. But when worn to parties or outside of the work space they make one sizzle in style. Slits on a dress or skirts look extraordinary. I am obsessed with some for my fitted maxi dresses and my gorgeous A-line, satin long skirt that lets my femininity shine.
The New York Fashion Week displayed some of the best creations for Spring 2020 by Marc Jacobs, Brandon Maxwell, Tommy Zendaya, Proenza Schouler, Prabal Gurung, Kate Spade, Carolina Herrera etc. Gigi Hadid, Hayley Ashton, Nikki Mcguire, Bella Hadid sizzled the ramp.
The A-line skirt I am wearing in blue is quite an eye-catching one, with its colour combination and a slit on one side of the leg makes it distinctive. This combined with the unique print top makes the outfit eclectic. It can be easily worn to a party, lunch or dinner.
No matter what the print or the fabric is, a slit on a dress or a skirt surely makes one equivalent to saying, ” I dare to elegantly bare”.
The black skirt with a slit in the front is a classic piece. When paired with a white shirt, looks absolutely stunning and is perfect to be worn to a formal occasion. I love the clean cuts and one tone colours make an impact. Understated is always amazing. I am wearing mine with Boots and that makes my vibe fun and edgy. Accessories always perk an outfit up. I love the check glasses I chose, they are very Italiano and spunky!
The A-line pleated skirt I am wearing in blue is an eye-catching one with its fun colour combination and a slit on one side, adds a dash of oomph! This outfit can be easily worn to a party, lunch or dinner. It is a vibrant attire adds to my cheerfulness. I have caramelised this look with my favourite tan brown shoes by Enzo DI Martino. The combination of the brown glasses and earrings with a gold bracelet is perfect to seal the deal!!
So don’t let anything bring your spirits down and or hamper your style and use this time to become truly Invincible!!
About the Author:
Rupika Chopra, an actor, International Style consultant, crystal healer, and the Founder of Selene Crystal Jewels. She works and collaborates with brands fashion and beauty brands globally.
In her blog hertintedcloset.com, she captures the latest trends around the world, with a dose of chicness, giving a unique perspective on history and origin of styles.