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Cotton on to denim


Denim is a godsend of a fabric. We all have at least one piece of denim clothing hanging in our wardrobe - no matter what your age, style or shape. Although denim is the most versatile of fabrics, the denim skirt can cause many style dilemmas. Get the wrong length and you'll be looking more frumpy than yummy mummy. I see this mistake time and time again.

First and foremost I highly recommend you shop for a denim skirt in- store rather than online. There are so many styles that look dreadful online but surprisingly pleasing in the flesh. Getting it right is crucial especially to avoid gathered fabric and baggy waistbands/tight hip combos.

It's impossible to avoid denim on the high street and in designer stores. The choice is endless; mini, midi, maxi, A-line, full, straight. The list goes on.

Practically you want your skirt to be comfortable. I've learnt the hard way, I have a gorgeous 70s inspired denim skirt that I love dearly but I need to swing my legs 90 degrees or yank my skirt up just so I can get into a car. (Not ideal when you're in a rush for work in the mornings).

You also need to consider what you'll be matching your denim with and for what occasion - that is, daywear, workwear? Deconstructed designs give a nod to the 90s and look relaxed teamed with a slim rib or chunky knit and boots for weekends. High waistbands and darker shades of denim work well in the office and look stylish teamed with a crisp shirt and sharp jacket. Shorter styles and light denim hues scream weekend fun but most are suited to the younger crowd. Take inspiration from celebrities who work the denim rule effortlessly.

Lastly, remember a denim skirt will never date, so it's worth shopping around and trying on several styles to see what suits your body best. As a rule of thumb an A-line style that skims your knees will compliment all body shapes and you'll be able to move in it too.

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