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
Skirt With A Thigh High Slit: Krystal Bick is wearing a satin black maxi skirt with a thigh high slit
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