Denim skirts continue to be popular this season. A perennial fabric, the durable nature of denim ensures that the skirt keeps its shape and fit despite being worn repeatedly. Brought into the limelight with the recent Bollywood film ‘Salaam Namaste’ where actress Preity Zinta flaunts her Von Dutch denim mini teamed with a red tank top, a denim skirt has and always will be a basic summer item while a longer, slim denim skirt is preferable in winter.
Owing to its versatile nature, denim skirts are a staple in every woman’s wardrobe, be it a mini that would look great with a sweater and strappy sandals, a sporty pleated skirt that is generally teamed with a tank top and sneakers, or a bohemian rocker chick version studded with crystals. Long denim skirts with a slim silhouette look sophisticated yet casual with a bright sweater and pumps or alternatively, could be worn with high heels to dress up the look.
Far from being restricted to street fashion, denim is making its presence felt in the world of haute couture. Marc Jacobs recently showcased his line of stretch denim A-line skirts with zipper pockets at front and single button closure. According to him, there’s nothing like a classically urban denim skirt to get an indecisive girl through any don’t-know-what-to-wear days. Designer Miuccia Prada turned denim inside out for strapless dresses worn over T-shirts in her latest collection while earlier this year, D-Squared combined denim with suede leather in a collection based on rodeo chic.
Make sure you consider your body type when choosing the length of your denim skirt, though. While denim minis flatter slim figures, a pencil-length skirt paired with a soft, feminine top is a great elegant option for those blessed with fuller figures.