Give micro-minis a break, long skirts are hot this season

  • Aditi Caroli, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 13, 2016 19:07 IST
Longs skirts at designers Shantanu & Nikhil and Rina Dhaka’s runway at Amazon India Fashion Week. (Photos: Raajessh Kashyap)

Give your mini and knee-length skirts a break, and stock up on long skirts, which are the hot flavour of this season. Be it below-the-knee midis or floor-length maxis — long, flowy and voluminous skirts are big on the fashion block. With Bollywood style divas like Sonam Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Athiya Shetty and Kangana Ranaut riding on this trend, there are a lot of chic looks for you to pin up in your style file.

Style it right

Long skirts look flattering on all body types. For ladies who want to camouflage that slight paunch, wear a skirt with flowy silhouettes right under your bust. You can also accentuate your waist by going for a high-waisted, belted skirt. While maxis work better for ladies with long legs, midis are a winner for those with average height.

These long, flowy versions work perfectly for any occasion. While you can team them up with a blazer or full-sleeved fitted top for a formal do, pair them up with a jazzy crop top or blingy tube for a night out. A printed floral tee or a casual button-up shirt will work perfectly with your long skirt for an outing with your friends. Here’s some style inspo coming your way:

Actors Athiya Shetty, Alia Bhatt and Mandana Karimi rock tea length skirts. (Photos: Girish Srivastav, Yogen Shah)

Make a midi statement

There are a myriad ways to style your tea length skirts. Actor Athiya Shetty goes for a single-tone look and pairs her printed sunshine skirt with a same tone, loose button-down shirt. She goes the extra mile with shiny silver lace-ups. Actor Alia Bhatt gave us a clubbing-perfect look. She wore a shiny, silver bow tube with a pleated black skirt and pointed heels for that extra shot of glamour. Actor Mandana Karimi went the floral way with her green pleated skirt and closed-toe pumps.

Actors Sonam Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut in maxi skirts. (Photos: Yogen Shah)

For maxi-mum style

Flowy, voluminous long skirts always look classy and chic, if styled right. Actor Sonam Kapoor went the monochrome way with her white, flowy skirt and fitted full-sleeved crop top. She added colour with her red pout. Actor Kareena Kapoor Khan took the blazer route. Wear your pleated skirt with a tailored jacket for a formal look. We also love actor Kangana Ranaut’s separates look. Polka-dotted crop top over a maxi is a perfect combination of cutesy and feminity for your date night.

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