Wearing a skirt and blouse in the UK is not considered the ultimate fashion statement but it can be a smart way to keep your style fresh.
We talked to fashion experts to find out why some of our favourite women wear the skirts that make us feel most confident.1.
Katya D’Angelo, Designer and founder of the fashion label Katya, says that a skirt can add a sense of self-confidence.
“A skirt is very important because it can make you feel like you’re part of the crowd, that you belong to something,” she says.
“It can make a woman feel like she can show her personality in a skirt, because people can’t see you in a dress.
It can make women feel like they belong to a group.”2.
Marlene Jones, Founder of the designer-based fashion label Marlene, says wearing a skirt adds a sense that she is on her own and that the “she” in her wardrobe is also her “you”.
“It can give a woman the confidence that she’s really unique,” she explains.
“She has the power to be her own person and she doesn’t need to hide that fact.
You can’t be a member of a group, you’re just your own person.
I think skirts have that effect of giving you the feeling of individuality and you can be yourself.”3.
Ashley Mears, co-founder of designer label Ashley Mear, says it’s important to have the right accessories to help you feel confident in a given outfit.
“I think that skirts and blouses are really important because they are a way of showing your confidence in your outfit,” she tells Mashable.
“If you don’t have any, you are really missing out on the power that a well-made outfit can give you.”
It’s about not worrying about what you have to do in order to look your best, and just putting your confidence on the front of your clothes.”4.
“You can’t wear a dress and expect everyone to see you as the same person. “
A skirt makes you feel sexy and confident in your own skin, but also, it gives you the confidence to walk down the street in a beautiful skirt,” she points out.
“You can’t wear a dress and expect everyone to see you as the same person.
That’s not a real confidence you can feel.
A skirt makes it easy to do that, and you are actually showing your style to the world.”5.
Claire Sturgess, fashion blogger and founder and CEO of fashion label Claire, says a skirt is a good way to give yourself a sense “of agency”.
“A dress can make an outfit feel like it is a dress, but a skirt makes a dress feel like a skirt,” explains Sturgesses.
“The skirt is really about showing your personality, and a skirt doesn’t have to be a dress to feel confident.”6.
Kate Hensley, cofounder of fashion blogger Kate, says her favourite thing about wearing a dress is that it’s not just about dressing well, but that it can help you express yourself in your everyday life.
“I like a dress because it gives me a little bit of freedom in my everyday life, so that I can express myself in whatever way I want to express myself,” she suggests.
“When you wear a skirt it feels like you are going to be yourself, and I think that can be so freeing.”7.
Lisa Mathers, cofounder and CEO at fashion and beauty brand Lisa, says for women of all shapes and sizes, a skirt gives you confidence and confidence boosts.
“There’s so much more to being confident in the workplace than just wearing a blouse,” she shares.
“Skirts are really great because they let you really express yourself and make a statement.”8.
Jessica Stinson, founder and owner of fashion blog Jessica, says you can wear a lot of different outfits and feel confident and confident all at the same time.
“For example, if you’re in a big corporate situation, wearing a suit and tie, with a skirt on, will definitely make you stand out in the crowd and look confident,” she laughs.
“But, for someone who’s less well-known, a dress will definitely work.”9.
Julie Kastner, coauthor of the book ‘The 7 Types of Woman’, says it can feel like wearing a jacket is a big step.
“With a skirt you can really show off who you are, and that you can show off all of your personal flair, which is really important for a confident woman,” she advises.
“Some women feel very comfortable in their skirts and it’s a great way to show that you are comfortable in your clothes, too.”10.
Anna Hickey, founder, editor and CEO and editor-in-chief of fashion site Anna,