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Get the short story right

Short skirts are all the rage on campus, but how do you get the length and look right? We ask style gurus.

fashion and trends Updated: Jul 08, 2012 01:04 IST
Tanya Mathur

As Delhi University (DU) gears up for its new session, the girls get out in their minis. And, so do the critics, with the ineludible ‘how short is too short’ debate. Don’t get confused by the zillion things they say; here’s the experts’ take on getting your short skirts right for campus.



First, say fashion gurus, you must observe the college location, crowd and mode of transportation before giving into your urge. “I would love to live in a country where one could wear a short skirt without having to feel conscious,” says Nikhita Tandon, fashion designer.



“It is important to consider the place and area before stepping out in a short skirt. Wear it only if you feel comfortable and confident in it,” says designer Rahul Mishra.



A shorty that hangs just a little above the knee is the appropriate length for campus, say experts. “An inch above the knee is an advisable length for college girls. If sporting a shorter skirt, always wear a pair of cycling shorts so that you feel free to roam around, in style,” says Tania Khanuja, designer.



A word of caution — short and fitted skirts do not work for all body types, especially fuller or heavier ones. “Slim body types should go for tight fitted skirts while others should go for loose, light coloured skirts,” says designer Rohit Bal.



Flirt with the skirt, say designers

Printed short skirts in colours like peach, orange and blue are in. Wear a plain skirt with a checked or pin-tuck shirt


-Reynu Taandon

Cotton skirts look good with a T-shirt. Complete the whole look by teaming it up with ballerina shoes


-Taniya Khanujaa

Go for light summer hues such as yellow and green and pair them with a white shirt and flat footwear


-Varun Bahl