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Message Board > Fashion Styles and Trends > How to Wear the Latest Skirts (No Matter Your Body Type!) ( Moderated by Lynnelle)

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Date: 10/10/12 8:52 PM

Here are some nice tips for wearing skirts to flatter any figure: link

Best word of the slideshow: trashtastic

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Date: 10/11/12 2:59 AM

Thanks for the link. I found the article gave pretty weird suggestions though, in addition to the fact that "No matter your body type" was actually only whether you're tall or short. Other advice was also odd: A trumpet skirt can only be worn with skinny heels! Mini skirts can only be worn by women in their twenties!

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Date: 10/11/12 7:50 AM

Interesting but I always get a kick out of these "rules" various ones come up with. First off as was already stated tall or short isn't the only issue - and you can probably go somewhere else or to last year and find a totally opposite "rule" - some things I can see others I can't. And one thing I will never understand is the new thing with ankle boots - to me they make anyone's legs look stubby. They wear them with real high heals because they say high heals make the leg look longer and then they chop it off by having something big around the ankle. For years the only women I saw wearing ankle boots were old ladies who said their feet were cold and I always thought they made them look rather "squat" - now all of a sudden you are supposed to wear them. I hate the look - OK with pants but I don't think I'll ever think they look good with a skirt (unless the skirt comes all the way down to the top of the boot! Maybe I'm weird but I just don't "see" a lot of what they are coming out with now. I do agree with the statement on long skirts can actually make you look taller if you are short - I've always thought that. Mainly though I think it's more important as to how your individual body is shaped. I've seen every style and shape of dress or skirt put out in every length at some time or other. If your legs aren't good they are better covered more - and if you have great legs what does it matter how old you are. I have no desire to wear a mini-skirt even if I had good legs (which I don't) but I sure wouldn't make a rule that you just had to be in your 20's. Some twenty-somethings do NOT have the legs for short skirts and some 40's do.

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Date: 10/11/12 7:57 AM

My question is "Since I am neither tall or short, what applies to me?? Does this mean I can wear everything, except a mini because I am over the twenty classification?" So I guess I will just wear what I like because I am not in style.......

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Date: 10/11/12 8:09 AM

It would have been nice to see 'real figures' modeling the skirts...... I am trying to picture myself in that trumpet skirt with pooch from having kids and tush that slid south because of age LOL

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Date: 10/11/12 8:41 AM

I'm sorry to say box pleated skirts will always read "little old lady" to me, no matter how funky the fabric.

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Date: 10/11/12 9:02 AM

Personally, I don't like fashion rules and think they should be ignored as much as possible. I say use your eyes and a mirror. If it looks good on you and makes you feel like a million bucks ... WEAR IT!

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Date: 10/11/12 9:50 AM

They also made it sound like anyone could wear any of them, but then several of them said "don't if....".

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Date: 10/11/12 10:03 AM

Totally agree!

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Date: 10/11/12 10:44 AM

Agree 100% - was an interesting link but definitely slanted to beautiful bods who are tall or short so where am I?

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