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Figure Skating

6.06.2013 WRITTEN BY Angela How to Wear, T+P Blog Central

Sports has always had a major influence on fashion, whether it be baseball hats, tracksuits, tennis shoes, etc. And fashion has reciprocated a la olympic uniforms, team jerseys, gymnastics, and of course ice skating.

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This spring’s runways, celebrity and street fashions have taken interest in the skater skirt. Whether it is paired with a button down or a basic tee, the style defines the waist to create an hour-glass shape.

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Hemlines are best short on this style, so it is recommended to leave this style for the weekend or try it with tights for the less conservative workplace.

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Fullness of the 5o’s and mini-ness of the 60’s, the skater skirt is the perfect blend of modern and flirty.  The style looks best with a blouse tucked in or if you are daring a crop top but keep the bare midriff to a minimum.

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To keep the waist defined, patterns should be reserved either for top or bottom, but if mixing prints is your thing choose carefully to retain the hour-glass shape.

Want to give the skater skirt a trial run?  Connect with a Tog + Porter Stylist today for a consultation.

(Image Source: Ice Dance, Lockerz, Asterisque, Boo HooFashion Coolture)

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