My Style: Slip Skirts

by - May 25, 2023

When slip skirts started trending, my little 90s kid heart started glowing with joy. You see, back when slip skirts first had their moment, I was in elementary school, so they weren't age appropriate, and I missed out. Now that they're back in style and available pretty much everywhere, I've been going a bit overboard adding to cart. I want them all!

If there's one thing to know about me, it's that when I find a style I love, it becomes almost like a personality trait. Good thing these skirts are so versatile when it comes to styling. Granted, I tend to wear mine with a lot of graphic tees, but slip skirts have a place in all four seasons and can be dressed up or down.

For me, I've been wearing them for work purposes. As a teacher, I walk the line between professional and comfortable, and I'm always trying to be a good fashion role model for my students. Slip skirts make that easy.

I like that they make me feel feminine. They hug in all the right places, accentuating what few curves I have while not feeling overly sexual, which is always a concern when you teach middle school (hormones, y'all!).

There are a ton of slip skirts out there right now, but not all are created equal. Here are the top three things I look for when choosing a new beauty to add to my collection:
  • Elastic Waist - Don't get me wrong; I do own a couple of zipper-waist slip skirts. However, because this style of skirt is a slimmer fit, I prefer styles with a little more movement. Not only are they more comfortable, but they tend to be more flattering as well.
  • Side Slit - Almost all of my slip skirts have a side slit, although you have to be careful of how high it reaches to keep things school-appropriate. Side slits help with ease of movement.
  • Midi Length - This one is just a personal preference, but for my petite frame, this is the most flattering length in a slip skirt for me.
Here are five ways I've worn a slip skirt this past school year plus a bonus slip dress at the end.

Sizing info: I'm 5'2" and weigh about 135 lbs. I typically wear size 6 or s/m in clothing and size 7 in shoes.

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