Over-the-top fashion like thigh-high slits dominated the Grammys with Lady Gaga, Rita Ora and other celebs getting into the act. You might not have a red carpet to sashay down but you can still feel like a star with a tamed-down version of this trend. Here are some ways to wear slits in everyday life to turn heads…tastefully.
Well, you can never go wrong with the classic side slit, but this season it’s also time to venture into slit pants, tunics and midi dresses for new drama. Check out Badgley Mischka’s yellow A-line skirt or Cinq á Sept’s black floral dress, both with front slits and available at Garmany.
Heels will accentuate the long, lean silhouette that works best with this look—singer/actress Hailee Steinfeld turned heads at the Grammys with a sleek white Alexandre Vauthier gown slit up the front to reveal purple statement boots. Yes, it’s a great way to call attention to our footwear, whether purple boots or your favorite heels.
What to wear on top? Leave sexy to the slit, meaning that perhaps you save your plunging neckline for another day. Instead, opt for a more sedate top.
Of course, don’t forget the venue: When at the office, a conservative slit for the back of a suit skirt is tasteful, while a more extreme, Grammy-like slit is better left for out on the town—then you’ll have the freedom to make a grand star-like entrance, red carpet or not!