- Susan Swimmer
This season’s “i of i t” piece? The skir t t. What’s new about it? graceful lengths that flatt er grownups. here are the best, paired with the perfect accessories.
The basics by body type: Tweak the Fit
Rules of engagement: getting it right, given your shape if you’re Full Figured: Choose fabrics that “give” (look for added Lycra and a bias cut). if you’re Tall: Wear a slightly longer length (two inches below the kneecap) to visually enhance an hourglass shape. If you’re Short: Hem skirt to just above the kneecap to give the illusion of longer legs; wear as high a heel as you can stand (it’s tough-love time). If you’re Pear shaped: Avoid styles that taper at the hem (they magnify your booty); wear sheer hose (not opaque) to break up the heaviness of your lower half.