Where to Draw the Line

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I don’t subscribe to hard and fast rules when it comes to fashion.  Such outdated edicts such as no white after Labor Day seem antiquated.  Therefore, I don’t believe there is no one size fits all in terms of who can wear a particular style, it all depends on your comfort level, personality, and shape.  For instance, I have a slim, but curvy body, I am on the taller side, and have womanly hips, but thin legs.  My style is classic and glamorous. I am mostly introverted, but like to be splashy sometimes.  I like hard lines and distinctive shapes.

So in terms of which type of skirt I stick to: there are several variations. I love the pencil skirt for myself, but also I love it on many other people as well.  It is classic and ladylike, Mad Men-esque and forces you to walk with a womanly wiggle (men will swoon).  I cherish the mini.  It is classic 1960s, is great for people that prize their stems, and you can make it sporty or fancy – you can wear it with riding boots or the stiletto heel, ballet flats or ankle booties.  Just don’t pair it with sneakers ladies. If you are on your way to work and want to change when you get there, stick with a ballet flat in the meantime, Chinese slippers, or flat boots.  A sarong can look great on the beach and fits almost any bodytype.  I covet an A-line skirt, but it just doesn’t love me back.  I think the A-line works on a woman with a smaller, more delicate, defined waist.  The peplum has made its comeback recently and looks fabulous on a curvy woman or on Asians (Asians can get away with everything, it’s really not fair).  I really love a long skirt and think it is so ladylike and refined and sexy. It also gives off this come relaxed, boho vibe which is fabulous, but you can also pair it with a blazer and classic watch and wear it to the office.

We were emerging from the period of war, of uniforms, of women-soldiers built like boxers. I drew women-flowers, soft shoulders, fine waists like liana and wide skirts like corolla.
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