The Olympic sport has historically been arguably over-involved in what its female athletes do – or do not – wear.
“For their own safety, women foreign tourists should not wear short dresses and skirts.”
Just because the winter weather is rolling around, doesn’t mean you should be packing away those maxi skirts just yet. Layer them up with coats, jackets, boots and other warm accessories to make the most of your summer wardrobe in winter.
A long-line knit is the perfect way to dress down your maxi skirt without feeling the cold. Choose a slouchy fit for extra warmth and comfort for a chic, day-time look.
A bright, colourful scarf is another amazing way to style your favourite maxi skirt. Not only will it keep you warm, but it’s a great way to take your look from day to night.
Stay warm and comfy with a fitted leather jacket to complete your entire outfit. This is the perfect way to keep warm and stylish for the colder weather.
Pair a comfy cardigan to give your look some extra style for the day time. This is a perfect look for heading to the shops, movies, or even a casual coffee date.
Wear one of your best denim jackets (but remember to layer underneath) for the perfect high-low look.
Since it’s coat season already, style one of your favourites with a classic maxi skirt. The look is really easy to recreate and can be accessorised with a clutch or heels.
For more of a sophisticated dinner date, finish off the look with a classic black jacket and strappy heels. Not only is this appropriate for the colder weather, but it can also keep you warm as well.
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If you just can’t decide between a mini and a maxi, why not try a wrap skirt instead?
It adds the finishing touches to an outfit with a high-low hemline, and can be easily transformed into evening wear with a change of shoes and accessories. Below are just a few different ways to wear a wrap skirt for all seasons.
A crop top is a trendy way to accessorise your wrap skirt, since you can show off a bit of your waist line. Choose a crop top with wide sleeves to keep the entire outfit balanced and in proportion if you’re getting ready for a night out.
Choose a structured blazer which is slim-fitting, and doesn’t fall too low past your hips. Basic colours such as white, grey, and navy are perfect for wearing both casually and at work.
Gladiator heels are the best accessory if you want your legs to look slimmer and longer with a skirt like this. Choose a patent nude finish and don’t tie them past the ankles if you want to create the illusion of thinner calves.
A casual cotton shirt is the way to go if you’re wearing a wrap skirt during the daytime. Keep it casual by accessorising your outfit with a large handbag, and ballet flats to complete the look.
Wear this look to the office by pairing a crisp, white silk shirt with your favourite wrap skirt. Make sure the shirt is a slim fit to keep the proportions of the outfit appropriate for work, or even after-work drinks.
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The mini skirt should be a wardrobe staple, regardless of height, build, and even your age. Sometimes wearing a maxi skirt or any other design that cuts off mid-leg can make your body look shorter than it actually is… and, anyway, who doesn’t love a mini-skirt?
Below is a short guide to nailing that perfect look every season (layering isn’t merely a suggestion, it’s a way of life).
Did you think we were going to start off with any other season? Summer is the epitome of short skirts, tanned skin and exposed legs. A mini skirt is a staple of the summer season since pants, long dresses, and bermuda shorts are clearly out of the question – we’re talking out of pure necessity here!
Pair your mini skirt with flat sandals for a casual look, or at night with a button-down blouse and heeled-sandals if you’re heading out for a date of dinner and drinks. An a-line skirt is a must if you want to draw attention to your waist (which, by the way, will make it look slimmer), and create the illusion of full hips.
As the temperature begins to drop, there are still many ways to rock the mini skirt in fall. If you dare to brave the cold with bare legs, try a structured blazer to balance the proportions of the look. Whether it’s double-breasted, made of linen, or crafted in breathable cotton – it’ll look amazing with a structured mini skirt underneath.
In terms of footwear, you can experiment with ankle boots, ballet flats, and even open-toe sandals if the colder weather doesn’t bother you. After all, it’s all about formulating that perfect outfit!
It’s finally time to bring out the pantyhose and layer-up your outfit for the cold weather. The mini skirt is allowed to stay, but open-toe shoes are certainly not an option anymore. For a refined daytime look, pair a mini skirt with a light cashmere jumper, pantyhose (nude or black whatever you prefer), and slightly heeled ankle boots for a comfortably-chic look. Throw an oversized coat over the top if the weather is particularly windy or unstable that day.
Now there’s a reason we left the best until last; spring is the best weather for combining your summer and winter clothes and creating a happy medium. A trench coat can be your best friend, especially for trans-seasonal dressing since it’s all about balancing your proportions.
Style your favourite leather mini skirt with a trench coat, basic white t-shirt and sneakers for a casual look which is also weather appropriate. Who said you can’t have your cake and eat it too?
Which look would you try?
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