Legs are set to dominate this season! To be more precise, it’s high-slit skirts that are trending for 2015. From the glamour of Altuzarra to the classicism of Jason Wu, and from the elegance of Ralph Lauren to the colour of Donna Karan, there’s plenty of flesh on show, but it’s all in a good cause – fashion.
Bare your legs via a pencil skirt made classy with heels. The fabric taken from the leg area has found a home elsewhere, redressing the balance with a high waistband. Altuzarra’s striped version is to die for, and although taking his python print for a walk may require more courage, it’s worth it – trust us. Givenchy is split down the middle, literally, while Marc Jacobs created stretched wool in a haze of blush pink and white, and Michael Kors kindly allowed fashionistas the versatility of a zipped opening.
We have Angelina Jolie to thank for all this, after she struck that pose at the 2012 Oscars, in her thigh-high Versace. She was followed by Mad Men’s January Jones, Donna Air, Rihanna (in Giorgio Armani), Eliza Doolittle (with a few extra slits for good measure), and Kate Middleton. Now we all want to get in on the act, and we don’t need a runway, or a red carpet.
Go for a plain colour with an oversized sweater, or experiment with patterns and a white silk blouse. Break up a dress with a belt, or appear in an elegant maxi gown accessorised with a clutch. Try the same with a contrasting lining for a real touch of class!
The trend extends throughout your wardrobe, so throw on a high-split longline jacket, or a cut tunic over skinnies. Alternatively, team a side-slashed knit with faux-leather jeans. If you lust over more, pull a split turtleneck over denim shorts, or a high-slit tank top over jeans.
Pair a slashed leather skirt with gladiator sandals and a red cross-body bag. Match a wrap-around with a leather jacket, or team a camel thigh-high with a white roll neck. Import denim for a shirt dress, its shape ready-made for this look. We must point out, however, that slits don’t have to reside at the front, or sit demurely on the side – site it at the back of a maxi to retreat in style.
This trend is cheerfully sexy, so what could work better than zipping yourself into a faux-leather sleeveless dress? After that, we’re leaving it up to you.
High Slit Trend: The featured photo is of Sharareh Sophia Hosseini wearing a black high slit dress from Rebecca Stella for Nelly
The high slit trend can also be worn as part of a two piece outfit, like this sweater material skirt and top combo worn by Kristina Bazan. This look is sexy and alternative; we love it!
Skirt/Top: Twenty Tees, Shoes: Alexander Wang, Clutch: Louis Vuitton.
Figtny wears the high slit trend with casual sneakers and a turtle neck pullover.
Sandra Willer rocks the high slit trend by pairing her skirt with strappy stilettos and a cropped blouse.
This black high slit dress is perfectly accessorised with white heels and a striped bag! Via creatorsofdesire
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Look classy in a high slit skirt with a cute off the shoulder top! Via Pam Hetlinger
Top: ASOS, Skirt: Forever 21
Kayla Seah wears a high side split over her jeans.
Long T-Shirt/Jeans: Asos, Shoes: & Other Stories, Bag: Chloe
Keep a metallic/blue colour palette and combine the long on long and high slit trend. Via Leonie Sophie
Skirt: Asos, Shoes/Bag: Zara, Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Top: Vero Moda
The high slit gives this otherwise plain dress an air of elegance. Via Carolina Krews
Dress: Missguided, Shoes: Guess
Janni Deler is wearing a pastel pink Make Way pleated maxi skirt with a high slit
Skirt With A Thigh High Slit: Krystal Bick is wearing a satin black maxi skirt with a thigh high slit
Skirts With A High Slit: Danielle Bernstein is wearing a midi beige Warehouse skirt
High Slit Midi Skirt: Jacey Duprie is wearing a L’Agence palm print midi skirt
The High Slit Trend Rules: Aimee Song is wearing a strapless dip dye Burberry dress
Skirts With High Slits: Bambis Armoire is wearing a white Zara maxi skirt
High Slit Skirts: Jacey Duprie is wearing a black Asymmetric wrap skirt
Dawilda Gonzalez is wearing a high slit blue skirt
Jenny Tsang is wearing a black and white pinstripe Faithfull The Brand maxi dress with a high slit
High Slit Maxi Dress: Jessica is wearing a lilac Tobi maxi dress with a high slit
Nicoletta Reggio is wearing black chiffon Giorgia&Johns high slit pants
Jessie Chanes is wearing a plaid high slit Noisy May-Buylevard maxi skirt
Evangelie Smyrniotaki is wearing a white thigh high slit skirt from Raey
High Slit Plaid Skirt: Aida Domenech is wearing a skirt from Buylevard
Lisa Dengler is wearing a high slit skirt from ESTby ES
Aimee Song is wearing a red cut-out dress with high slits from Vatanika
Lainy Hedaya is wearing a grey midi pencil skirt with front split from H&M
Alicha is wearing a grey high slit skirt from Bonprix
Mandy Shadforth is wearing a blue and white high slit skirt from Maurie & Eve
Génesis Serapioi is wearing a camel high slit skirt from Zara