Autumn’s skirt shape might just be the revelation your wardrobe needs. Here are six ways to wear this classic figure flatterer.
Iconic? Most definitely. The pinstripe pencil skirt says sexy in the city like no other piece of workwear. For a classy take, choose a pretty pussy-bow blouse and on-trend colour coordinated accessories
Top, £217, lindsaynicholasnewyork.com.
Pinstripe skirt, £175, pinko.com.
Bag, £650, Smythson, 020 3535 8009.
Shoes, £750, jimmychoo.com
A longer line skirt requires clever split detailing for ease of movement. Give trad check a twist with a hit of red and sportier accessories. The white ankle boot is key for autumn
Cardigan, £320, Isabel Marant Etoile, and jumper, £295, Bella Freud, both harveynichols.com.
Check skirt, £79.95, massimodutti.com.
Bag, £650, mulberry.com.
Boots, £169, kurtgeiger.com
Shy of daytime sparkle? Don’t be – this is the grown-up way to wear it. Try yours dressed down with a soft rollneck, trainers and a casual jacket
Jacket, £169, willandpop.com.
Rollneck jumper, £49.95, massimodutti.com.
Sequin skirt, £125, jaeger.co.uk.
Headphones, £349, beoplay.com.
Trainers, £150, lkbennett.com
When a hemline sits just one or two inches below the knee, it’s a sure-fire flatterer – whether you opt for a slick, tight fit or a straighter cut. Add the season’s kitten heel for a little lift and to show off your calves
Jumper, £125, and Earrings, £59, bimbaylola.com.
Skirt, £160, johnlewis.com.
Shoes, £85, dunelondon.com
A fabric with stretch is a great go-to when you feel like you need a bit of holding in or you’re confident enough to showcase your curves. Balance white with a simple black top and a good heel
Top, £175, Kate Spade New York, 020 7287 1581.
Skirt, £120, reiss.com.
Bag, £650, coach.com.
Shoes, £290, maje.com
It’s all about the detail and good faux leather can be as polished as the real thing. Look out for soft fold belts and well-stitched seams. Just add a billowing sleeved blouse for desk to dinner va-va-voom
Shirt, £250, lilyandlionel.com.
Faux-leather skirt, £39.99, zara.com.
Horn necklace, £139; Coin necklace, £98, and choker, £89, missoma.com.
Bag, £1,295, bally.co.uk
Fashion Director Shelly Vella
Photographs Sune Czajkowski
Fashion assistant Stephanie Sofokleous
Make-up Lisa Valencia at Carol Hayes using Chanel.
Hair Shukeel at Frank using Bumble and Bumble
Model Keilani Asmus at Marilyn NY C
Producer Lucy Coghlan
Shot on location at Somerset House, London WC2,somersethouse.org.uk
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