Back in 2010 I remember a resurgence of skirts and dresses with splits on the catwalk, I’m thinking specifically here of Versace (never shy of exposing the thigh, I admit), Lanvin and Zac Posen. I found this amazing high-waisted slashed maxi skirt in the Rodarte for Opening Ceremony collection and well, I couldn’t do splits by halves so I just went for it.
The design of the skirt is incredibly flattering. The high waist gives a sculpted look with enough fabric before the slashes begin to make me feel ‘secure’ in wearing it. The splits stop just shy of being too revealing although it’s still a bold design to carry off. Don’t ask me about walking down the stairs* or gusts of wind….
There are some amazing pieces available in this kind of style right now. I’m particularly noticing leather skirts with splits in – Rodarte designed a shorter version of this here in leather, for the same collection for Opening Ceremony. I’ve included some of my inspirations for this style here – I’m particularly drawn to the Burberry Prorsum mustard dress above and the ASOS pencil skirt in mint is on my never-ending wish list (a perfect spring skirt!)
Image above: left to right: Burberry Prorsum slash front silk dress; ASOS pencil skirt in mint and Lanvin side split beach maxi from Net a Porter.
Above, left to right; Cecile halter maxi dress from Reiss (see me wearing this dress here); Rodarte for Opening Ceremony slit leather skirt and McQueen split leather pencil skirt on Net a Porter.
Will you be daring to brave the split this year, Blog Reader?
*I don’t care, I’m wearing a little piece of Rodarte and I shall get taxis EVERYwhere.