Familiar names such as Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lopez, when attending a recent fashion event (‘Glamour’ magazine ceremony in New York) were both wearing evening gowns with split skirts. Moreover, in London at a Harper’s Bazaar function, Yasmin Le Bon was similarly attired in a split skirt. Is it possible that we can all look assured, elegant and relaxed in a split skirt?
The style of dress is surely one key to achieve this cosmopolitan look. It should be soft, fluid and relaxed. If too body-hugging or severe then some gracefulness is lost. A split skirt in colours that are too bright or garish is not tasteful at a formal event. The aim is to blend in and not to colour-clash with other guests at the event.
In addition to this, as a split skirt will reveal a fair amount of leg, hosiery should be toned with the shoes. Furthermore, the shoes themselves must be impeccably clean and shiny without overpowering the dress.
Another contributing factor to looking cultivated and stylish when wearing a split skirt dress is jewellery and bags. These accessories should not be in extreme styles that will outshine the dress. Chanel-style costume jewellery would certainly give a dressy polish to complete a refined look.