Miniskirts: would you or wouldn’t you?
Sophie Warburton For
I love a miniskirt – with bare legs in the summer and opaque tights come winter (I like 80 denier). And no, it’s not because I’m tall. I believe there is a miniskirt shape for every figure. I like an A-line, with just enough of a nod to the ’60s, in a houndstooth or a tweed. Or draped styles, like this one from The Kooples, where the material hides a multitude of sins. The trick is not to skimp when it comes to quality (try The Outnet and Yoox for discounted designer styles), and to avoid anything with elastic. It will
not be forgiving. I tend to go a size up, so that the skirt sits on the hips, rather than the waist, and falls a little lower on the leg. See? I told you it was easy.
Charlie Gowans-eglinton Against
Can anyone wear a miniskirt? Of course there are no forbidden fashion trends, no matter your figure. But here’s the bigger question: why would you want to? You can’t ride a bike in a miniskirt without flashing your knickers, or take a seat on the Tube or at the cinema without worrying that you’ll get a rash where your bare thighs touch the fabric. Midi-skirts, on the other hand, really
do suit any occasion. Fluid or A-line, printed or plain, lightweight or cosy. Wear yours on that bike, to the office, at the weekend, with trainers, heels or boots. Since midi-skirts became a ‘thing’, I haven’t even given minis a second thought.
Sophie wears Wool jumper, £240, Isabel Marant Etoile (libertylondon.com). Silk skirt, £200, The Kooples (thekooples.co.uk). Tights and boots, Sophie’s own. Charlie wears Cotton skirt, £175, LK Bennett (lkbennett. com). Shoes, £285, Loeffler Randall (loefflerrandall.com). Blouse, Charlie’s own