Summer is here and all those warm days and nights make you long for beaches, ice cream, and destination getaways. With the heat comes people spending more time outside, eating at cute sidewalk cafes as they people watch, or a chance to flash a little more skin to keep yourself cooled off during those record high temperatures. A trend this summer for the ladies are the high waist skirts. Want to look cute and not have the clothes you wear stick to your skin? This trend is your answer and it’s one of my favorite ones to wear this summer.
The high waist skirt comes with a lot of different names––A-line skirt, flared skirt, or skater skirt. Whatever you call it, this skirt trend is flattering for all women. It hides a not-so-flattering muffin top and it creates the illusion of a slimmer waist. The high waist skirt is easy to put together in a hurry. All that’s needed is a nice top for a casual lunch with friends or a more button downed look for the office. The skirt goes well with a pair of flats or a beautiful pair of wedges, if you’re looking to add some extra height to elongate your legs. For short girls like me, a little bit of height goes a long way when you want to feel like a supermodel as you walk down the street. These skirts tend to be feminine, flirty, and it shows off your smooth and sexy legs. It’s a win win situation for the women who don’t wish to wear pants during those sweltering days, and for the guys who can’t get enough of a woman’s lovely legs.
Personally, I have bought and worn a few of these skirts already. The skirts come in many different colors, prints, and sizes. There’s a skirt to suit any lovely lady’s personal style. New York City has experienced some pretty brutal heat waves lately and I love how lightweight and airy they feel when I wear them. Any chance I can dress up and still stay cool whenever I go out is a huge plus for me. I also enjoy basking in the feeling of looking and feeling pretty.
I’ll admit, I get pretty giddy and girlish when I wear the high waist flare skirts. The material swishes and sways with each step you take, and it brings back the little girl in me who adored twirling in a skirt or dress. Just be careful of walking over sidewalk air vents, or be aware of a sudden gust of wind. Unless you plan on pulling a Marilyn Monroe…you may want to make sure your skirt doesn’t fly up as you walk.
Are there any ladies out there who love this trend like I do? How have you worn the look?