A beige pencil skirt is a classic! It is a great investment because you can wear it forever, it will never go out of style and you can wear it with a variety of different color tops. The best color top is always one that flatters your skin tone. Any color top will look stylish with a beige skirt when worn with beige / nude color shoes and a beige handbag. A purse or shoes in the same color as the top you wear is another option. Or pair a belt and shoes in the same color with a beige bag. Beige skirts are also versatile, dress them up or down with different tops and / or accessories. Pair with a man’s shirt style blouse for the office or a casual venue or wear with a dressy top for evening. Pencil skirts give form to the body and flatter most body types. Hem length should be top-mid knee. When purchasing a pencil skirt be sure the fabric is flexible enough to bend, sit down and walk around.
Are hemlines up or down? How can I determine what hemline is best for me?
Hemlines go up and down. The length of your hemline should be determined by your height and what figure type you have and the occasion for which you are wearing the outfit rather than your age or trends. However most women over 25 don’t look so great in micro minis. First take your figure type into consideration. If you have a good figure choose a hem that goes to the middle of your knee cap. You can wear a shorter hem (2″-3″) above the knee if you have good-looking legs and knees. (Knees are ugly and you do not want them to be exposed.) The taller you are the longer your hem can be and still look flattering; try a mid calf length. If you are short and heavier your hem will look best if it covers your knee to 1/2′ below. The best way to decide on a hem length is to try different lengths on and look in a mirror. Anything goes if it looks great on you!
Short skirts and women over 40
Short skirts are becoming more popular with women over 40. But age has nothing to do with how short your skirt can be. What matters is that you have great legs and a figure that looks good in a short skirt. Unfortunately some women are putting comfort ahead of style today and wear what they want whether it looks good or bad.