Product of the week: The skirt with leg slits

What is it:

The leg slit skirt is a garment that has been adapted by many fashion houses for their S/S23 collections. This suggests that it may become a trend in the coming months as the skirt of choice for the warmer seasons. It can come in many forms, from flowy wrap skirts to skin-tight pencil skirts. Each of his silhouettes creates a new look that subtly shows skin and makes every summer outfit that little bit cooler. The leg slit can also be there for practical reasons, making tight-fitting skirts more wearable and allowing more freedom of movement, but it can also be for purely aesthetic reasons.

Image: Michael Kors

Why you should have it in your range:

A skirt is always a popular choice for the spring and summer seasons, but adding a leg slit makes it extra appealing. New variants of the design also make it a versatile outfit element. With the help of buttons or ruffles, its length, shape and size can be changed. These options expand its combinability and can appeal to different customer groups looking for a garment that can be worn in different ways.

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Image: Madewell

Where we saw him:

To Bella Hadid at Coperni, of course, in the form of a dress spray-painted on her body. But other brands have also embraced this daring trend for S/S23. Chanel updated its signature tweed skirt suits with the slit variant, most notably seen on a Barbie pink two-piece suit. The leg slit also made a strong statement in flowing dresses and skirts. For example, on the catwalks of Victoria Beckham and Akris, who opted for chiffon, lace and transparent materials for their looks. Ferrari and Michael Kors used the leg slit in sequined dresses and metallic skirts to break up the heavy material by showing leg.

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Image: Vero Moda

How to style it:

Pair the slit skirt with bralette or crop tops that accentuate the waist. Alternatively, it can be styled with a wide T-shirt, which makes the look much more casual. On cooler nights, the skirts pair well with oversized sweaters and knitwear that contrast her usually rather slim silhouette. Some brands also offer matching tops that you can pair with the skirt for a complete ensemble. Combine the skirt with simple sneakers or sandals during the day and with elegant high heels or kitten heels in the evening.

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The skirt with a leg slit is an alternative to the popular culottes. It offers a new skirt shape and silhouette, allowing room to move and breathe. For the S/S23 season, designers have experimented with this piece, using it in unexpected designs to update different skirt shapes..

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Image: The Kooples

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