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Article 54 - Feb 11, 2013
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How to Wear a Skirt in Winter

Fashion article on How to Wear a Skirt in the Winter Time. 

By Jessica Lynn Harris


Length. Miniskirts just wonít work, and they look a little tacky paired with a heavy coat, a scarf, and gloves. Skirts that fall anywhere from the knee to full length are best, because they cover and protect more of your legs, and make more stylistic sense when paired with other winter garments.

Fabric. Cotton, leather, silks, and satins are not wise choices because the fabric is light and/or doesnít easily stay warm. Woolens and flannels are the best way to go, followed shortly by the synthetic fibers that imitate them. This is the perfect time of year to show off your inner British librarian by sporting traditional textile patterns like herringbone, tartan, Glen plaid, and houndstooth. Or, you could use your skirt as statement piece by wearing a bold-colored solid.

Tights and/or Legwarmers. The most important thing is that your entire body is warm. And unless you are wearing a full-length winter coat, bare legs will make you uncomfortable. Fortunately, there are a variety of tights made of nylon/wool blends that imitate traditional cable knit patterns found on sweaters, or have printed patterns like pinstripes and argyle. Worn correctly, woolen tights can both warm your legs and make your look cohesive by matching or complimenting your sweater. Full length leg warmers offer the same advantages. (If you have trouble with your legwarmers falling down to your ankles, click here for DIY instructions for a quick fix.)

Style. The style of skirt you chose to wear can also effect how warm and comfortable you will be. Tight pencil skirts, while classic (and effective as both business-wear and chic retro style), might not be the way to go if you plan on layering with extra long legwarmers. Itís not attractive to see the thickness and texture of your legwarmers through the skirt.

Boots. If there is no snow, ice, or rain, a sturdy riding boot or cowgirl can look fantastic with most outfits while adding extra insulation to your foot and calf. You can also hide a layer of thermal socks, which would be visible and bulky if worn with loafers or oxfords. If there is snow, ice, or rain, a snow boot is essential. Bring a bag with your favorite pair of flats or heels that you can switch into once youíve faced the cold and arrived at work, school, grandmaís, or wherever your destination is.

Lining or Slip. Unfortunately, some woolen fabrics are itching. If your skirt doesnít have a lining, purchase a slip.


Also See:

How to Choose the Perfect Winter Coat

How to Stay Fashionable and Warm in Winter


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