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The Slit Skirt – Sexy and Sophisticated in All Lengths

| Jul 21, 2014
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Crossdressers have great legs so what better way to display them then a slit skirt that creates both a ladylike and an alluring look at the same time. Think of it like wearing a miniskirt,” said fashion director Anne Keane. “I mean, those skirts are totally sexy! You have to go with something somewhat demure up top like, a T-shirt with a crewneck or a button-down.”

Slit skirts are sexy in all lengths

Slit skirts are sexy in all lengths

Executive fashion director Alexis Bryan Morgan agreed vehemently: “No sex going on, above or below! And definitely tuck in the shirt—you want to see your waist.”

Not only are these skirts perfect for a night out, thanks to their curve-hugging, silky fabrics, but the lightweight canvas versions work for more casual looks, too. Plus, the lace-up detailing allows you to show off just the right amount of skin (in the most flattering place) for any occasion! Versatile because the thigh-slit skirts can be by taken from day to night with the switch of a jacket or top and adjusting the lacing to show more or less leg.

A few years ago Angelina Jolie flashed her leg at the Oscars in her remarkable red carpet gown and dresses with slits became immediately trendy with shoppers who wanted to show some skin.

The truth is that slit dresses and skirts are a classic, especially for formal looks. While the thigh-high slits may resonate on the red carpet, in real life you can get lots of bang for your fashion buck by trying a small slit.

Not only are slits sexy, they are flattering: older women can wear slits to carry off longer skirts and dresses without looking matronly. And shorter women can use the strong vertical element of the slit to make themselves look taller and leaner.

The trick to wearing a slit is to make sure you are showing off only what you want to show off (the last thing you want is a wardrobe malfunction.)
Well maybe. I admit to loving the 50s and 60s look and remember a woman with a rear slit pencil skirt with just a peek of a lacy red slip showing. It was super sexy.

Here’s how to wear a slit skirt or dress:

_short slit skirt

See this skirt and more at the Sister House Lookbook

_long slit skirt

See  this skirt and more at the Sister House Lookbook
Leave thigh-high slits to the celebrities. All you really need to do is suggest a little skin, not expose it all. It’s the idea of the slit that makes it sexy — just a small can be a sexy style addition.
Check your Spanx. The last thing you want to show when you sit down is the leg of your foundation wear, so make sure that any body-shaping gear is well out of range of the slit.
• Wear hose or tights. If you’re not comfortable going bare with a slit, don’t shy away from hosiery — especially sheer black pantyhose which are chic again — to give you a bit more coverage than bare legs.
Go long. Love the look of long skirts and dresses but don’t love the fact that all that fabric makes you look bulky? Try a longer silhouette with a slit for a simple fashion fix.
Stitch it up. A too-high slit is an easy fix; simply stitch it up a bit for more coverage.
Go easy on the rest of the look. Things can easily get out of hand when you add a voluminous top, bulky accessories, elaborate lace-up shoes or any other distracting fashion. Let the slit take center stage and tone down the rest of your look. A simple top and jewelry that doesn’t distract work (the slit is the statement here.)
You don’t need perfect legs. Since you won’t (hopefully) thrust your entire leg out of your dresses with slits (like Angelina Jolie does), only a bit of leg will peek out until you sit down, and even then you can cross your legs so the slit is on the bottom and less leg shows. This is one time when bronzer and spot-on sleekness count because you may be showing lots of leg.
Consider a Statement Shoe.  We love a flat sandal with stones or studs to add an unexpected edge. If flats aren’t your thing and you need a little height, try a wedge of some sort–perhaps a cork bottom to add interest? A higher heel will make your legs look longer with the slit. Ankle details (ankle boots, wrap ankle) also work really well with the slit and add to the look. Other options that would work: wedges with animal-print details, color-blocked straps or something with a touch of metallic that gives your look a burst of shine.
Don’t take it to work. Unless it’s a really small/modest slit, this is one look (like sheer tops or too-short skirts) that’s best worn during your time off. If you do dare the slit skirt for work (and honesty, it’s a great look for a pencil skirt) pair it with a very conservative top to balance the sexiness.

Now a special add-on feature since I have your attention. Many of you celebrate the many PRIDE events around the country during the warm weather months. We have put together this special outfit that you can wear to PRIDE or any event to celebrate LGBT diversity and it shows the world that you are indeed a classy woman.


Radiate your "rainbow" at any diversity event

Radiate your “rainbow” at any diversity event

All our outfits are in the Sister House Lookbook with interactive pictures to make buying easy for you.

All arrangements are by “Evgeniya” exclusively for Sister House


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Tasi was a transgender, married, lifelong crossdresser. She passed away in late 2018. She’s the founder of the Ladies of the Blue Ridge transgender group in Roanoke VA, a prolific writer, commentator and blogger including fashion articles for Tri-Ess, TG Reporter, Repartee, and Pretty T-Girls magazine. Tasi currently resides in Merida, (Yucatan) Mexico. Her new website, Sister House and her blog, the Fashionable TG Woman are dedicated to fashion and style for the transgendered woman. Tasi’s book, "Top Ten Fashion Mistakes By Crossdressers and How To Fix Them" is available on Amazon or on her site free to subscribers.

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