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Would You Wear… a Double-Slit Dress or Skirt?


Double slit trend taylor swift, michael kors spring 2013, alexander wang spring 2013
Photo Credit: Taylor Swift via Pacific Coast News, Michael Kors S/S ’13 & Alexander Wang S/S ’13 photos courtesy of Elle

If you thought Angelina Jolie’s leg was the last news you’d read about leg trends, think again. All of a sudden, the double slit skirt is storming runways and red carpets alike. This strut-worthy style features two high leg slits in a skirt or dress. They are most frequently seen on maxi dresses, but Michael Kors (middle) proves that this look can be done on shorter skirts as well.

If you’re a little nervous about rocking two thigh-high slits, you could always try to find a dress similar to Taylor Swift‘s Elie Saab gown from the 2013 Brit Awards (as seen in the photo above). Her dress was a nod to the popular trend, but incorporated the look in a more modest way, since it had mesh paneling covering her legs rather than the typical cut-outs. Mesh overlay in place or not, though, it takes a bold person to wear this trend!

If you’re ready to jump on board, here are three budget-friendly finds…

Double slit skirts
Product Information: ASOS, Urban Outfitters, Swell

Would you wear a double slit dress?

We want to know! Is this trend something you love, hate, or are on the fence about?  How would you wear it? Is it appropriate and casual enough for class or only for formal occasions? Let us know by commenting below.

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24 Responses to “Would You Wear… a Double-Slit Dress or Skirt?”

  1. 1
    March 26th, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Definitely not. A few girls in my school have tried this trend already and I tried on one of these skirts too, but I just hate the way the skirts and dresses feel! Also, I would hate to have a Jennifer-Lopez-at-the-Grammys look.

  2. 2
    March 26th, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    No. I think that would get awkwardly caught between my legs when I try to walk.

  3. 3
    March 26th, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    I would. But the skirt slits would be no higher than the knee. I’d pair it with sandals.

  4. 4
    March 26th, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    i wouldn’t wear it. it looks really weird

  5. 5
    March 26th, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    I wouldn’t mind trying it out. It would be very helpful if you can show examples of what to pair it with…?

  6. 6
    March 26th, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    This trend is SO updated 90s! I have a deep blue maxi dress with slits up to the knee on the side, which looks very elegant when I walk so that my legs stay behind the front ‘flap.’ With these slits, which are more toward the front, I think it looks best on Taylor Swift’s dress with paneling, which takes the sexy factor down a notch and makes it more sensual. With jersey maxis I think it looks cheap and very Princess Leia, but this is a trend I’m pretty excited about!

  7. 7
    March 26th, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    No. It reminds me to much of Princess Lea’s slave outfit…and that would just be awkward

  8. 8
    March 26th, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    No way, too revealing for me…

  9. 9
    March 26th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I like Taylor Swift’s. That’s probably the only version I’d wear.

  10. 10
    March 26th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Taylor Swift’s version looks ok but without the sheer paneling then it’s too revealing for me. Interesting idea but so easy to go wrong with this trend and end up looking trashy. I think a slit on the side looks nicer anyways.

  11. 11
    March 26th, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    I think the short skirts resemble loincloths.

  12. 12
    March 26th, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    i would think the middle panel would make walking awkward…

    @shay: hahaha! made my day. :)

  13. 13
    March 26th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    HAHAHA! Michelle, I’m so glad you noticed that too! I’d probably only wear it as a swimsuit “cover up” (if that term applies here), because winds down here in Texas are the most unforgiving things when it comes to skirts; especially ones with large slits and lots of material to catch!

  14. 14
    March 26th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    does this remind anyone else of princess leia in starwars in her “slave” costume?

  15. 15
    March 26th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    I wouldn’t personally wear it. I love the single slit maxis, but this one looks like it’s trying too hard.

  16. 16
    March 26th, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Nooo, that looks awful! :\

  17. 17
    March 27th, 2013 at 3:29 am

    No. Too revealing.
    And it looks like a loincloth.

  18. 18
    March 27th, 2013 at 8:22 am

    I was beginning to feel old because no one mentioned how this is sooooo 90s, I’m so glad Emma noticed it too!!! I had a couple of these skirts way back when! They were ugly then (and I was too young to be wearing that!), and I still think they are ugly now…

  19. 19
    March 27th, 2013 at 11:33 am

    I would – depends on the occasion of course.

  20. 20
    March 27th, 2013 at 11:48 am

    I bought a double slit maxi dress from South Moon Under and I am in love with it! It’s the perfect cut so it’s not too revealing, though I have seen some that are. These dresses are so comfortable though, I think everyone should give them a try!

  21. 21
    March 27th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Eh, too trashy.

  22. 22
    October 2nd, 2013 at 4:25 am

    I personally own one of these skirts and I get complemented on it whenever I wear it. Mine is navy striped and I love it. Yes walking in it can be awkward so a lot of the time i just put the front flap to the side so it doesn’t get in the way. My slits aren’t to high so it doesn’t show to much skin. I always go for a bit of a hippy look with it.

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