Make a slinky slip skirt a staple in your wardrobe whatever your shape – The Sun
13th January 2020

ONCE worn only as underwear, slip skirts are now a style staple.

The sleek midi has become a crowd favourite as A-listers are making them part of their winter uniform.

Last week Amanda Holden chose an oyster shade for her post-Christmas return to work, paired with a chunky white knit. And she is not the only one slipping into the slinky skirt, as you can see, above left.
But can women of every shape and size give the petticoat an outing? Siobhan O'Connor shows differently shaped women – who normally avoid slips – how they can wear them like a winner.

Petite: Megan, 5ft 3in

  • Knit top, £14.99, Lindex – buy now
  • Blazer, £38, Dorothy Perkins – buy now
  • Skirt, £20, boohoo. com – buy now
  • Heels, £45, River Island – buy now

Megan Simpson, 24, is a children’s entertainer from Brentwood, Essex.

She says: “Being petite, I find it hard to find slip skirts that don’t drown my frame and make me look dumpy. They often pool at my feet, making me appear even smaller.

“This shorter style shows a little more flesh though, so I don’t look swamped.”

Apple: Lily-Rose, 5ft 9in

  • Jumper, £30, – buy now
  • Skirt, £25, M&S – buy now
  • Boots, £56, Dune – buy now
  • Bag, £18, Monki – buy now

Lily-Rose Wallis, 20, is a student from East London.

She says: “I do occasionally wear slip skirts as I find them comfortable and love that you can dress them up or down.

“But they can highlight problem areas and be clingy round the tum.”

Tall and slim: Ali, 5ft 10in

  • Jumper, £15.99, New Look – buy now
  • Belt, £9.99,New Look – buy now
  • Heels, £18.99, New Look – buy now
  • Skirt, £44.99, Reserved – buy now
  • Beaded mini-bag, £18, – buy now

Ali Bailey, 39, is a mum and blogger from East London.

She says: “I’ve always avoided slip skirts as I’m tall and quite straight up and down, with not much waist.

“I never thought that simply adding a belt could transform the look either. It makes the hugging style much more flattering.”

Hourglass: Kelly, 5ft 6in

  • Top, £9.99, H&M – buy now
  • Skirt, £19.99, New Look – buy now
  • Heels, £18, Peacocks – buy now

Kelly Watkins, 42, is a business owner from Chelmsford, Essex.

She says: “I have always thought you had to be stick thin to wear this sort of skirt.

“It’s trickier when you have boobs and a bum, as the fabric is quite clingy. I have always worried they would make me look blocky instead of curvy, so I tend to stick to A-line skirts.”

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