STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Great Lengths

One of the hottest trends for Winter 2011 are long skirts . It is the long skirt that famous designers are now paying a lot of time and attention to, as they are a kind of embodiment of beauty, femininity, style and practicality. The question as to what to wear with long skirts is constantly repeated so that this week I took a long hard look as to what the Fashionistas are saying.

Long skirts are advised to be worn accordingly (depending on the occasion): In the evening with a sweater or jacket and during the day – with a transparent blouse or T-shirt. This week's Fashionista has opted for the latter and pulls the look off beautifully. Accompanying the sheer peach maxi-skirt with a rockabilly t-shirt and studded black converse – this is one very cool cat. The main thing to adhere to, is an important rule: the bigger and more elaborate the long skirt, the shorter and less voluminous the top. For those interested, some trivia as to the origins of long skirts correlate to the 16th Century when nobility wore skirts which were longer than that of ordinary people to emphasise their position in society. That is, the length of skirt served as a form of indicator of their wealth status in society. Perhaps this week's Fashionista should be labeled the 'Queen of Cool' as a modern day response to what we value right now?!

Admittedly this week's look is not just focusing on the maxi-skirt trend but also the oh-so-popular incorporation of sheer fabric. Hot and sexy sheer skirts were all over the Autumn runways and now celebrities are wearing them at every red carpet event. No doubt, sheer fabric is one of the hottest fashion trends for 2011/12 and celebs are seen showing off their toned pins under the sheer skirts. I fully endorse this look as its a good way to give a more sexy overall impression without having to bear all in order to do so! 

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Great Lengths

Summer festives usually mean pulling out your brightest or shortest of outfits to show off that summer tan, but this year there’s an alternative. A maxi dress is a very popular option, as more and more people are opting for floor length skirts and dresses for day-to-day wear. This Fashionista paired her simple black maxi dress with a short-sleeved denim shirt. Denim shirts are another summer hit as long sleeved denim shirts can be spotted worn unbuttoned over a T-shirt for a completely different look. As for maxis, there are many ways to wear one, whether it’s in the form of a skirt or dress. Both are an easy way to look effortlessly chic when you quickly need an outfit to throw on as you run out the door. To channel your inner Fashionista try out one of these simple black maxis or be bold and venture for some exotic prints. To finish it off, pair a maxi with metallic gladiators to instantly add an extra another dimension to this look. Don’t be afraid of the extra fabric – floor length isn’t just for the red carpet anymore! 

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