Slit your party dress, silly!
If you’re one of those that keep themselves relatively updated with the recent trends in the fashion circuit, it wouldn't surprise you to know that slit party dresses are enjoying oodles of popularity, going by current news. From double slits to side slits, the party must-wear features one such dress for sure! Though it has been around for quite some time now, having appeared on the fashion scene in the early 80’s, it has chartered its way up to large-scale likability in recent times.
Nowadays, midis, minis, maxi dresses, and skirts of various lengths come with slits. Those with a teeny-weeny slit is something that you can even wear to office or for other formal gatherings, but dresses with thigh-high slits and likewise are best suited for parties. Slits look best on maxi dresses, creating a perfect blend of sensual revealing to modest concealing. Often, there are mesh panels covering the legs translucently, thus leaving more to one’s imagination, only to raise the oomph factor. Slit dresses make for a highly dramatic visual effect, perfect for those extravagant evenings. Be it a ball, a prom, a banquet or a special dinner, it is sure to make you look no less than a diva! Eminent designers such as Elie Saab, Versace or Lanvin owe the credit for the super-success of slit dresses, and celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Jessica Biel and Charlize Tharon are some of the few big names who have carried off this party outfit with chutzpah.
The key to choosing the right slit dress is to go for either heavier and more luxurious fabrics like lace or lurex, or, on the other hand, settle for airy and flowing fabrics to add more highlight to your movements and to give it a more intense effect. If you want to keep it a less dressy, go for casual materials and reduced length to underplay the drama. Take a cue from Victoria Beckham or Olivia Palermo who sport this style so very elegantly. These dresses are perfect for those that have had too much of the super-short dresses, and on the other hand, feel that lengthier dresses might make them look dowdy. If a mid-calf or floor-grazing dress makes you feel cloistered, you can easily give that a chic twist with a thigh-high slit that shows some skin as well as doesn't expose much.
The right accessories are also required to complement your slit dress, as they should be well in sync with the transparent textures of such dresses and also gel well with your skin tone. However, too much decoration might spoil it all; rather, just settle for a statement piece and let your dress take the scene. Rich prints and exotic dies just add bounteous doses of glamour to the already super-sizzling dress with a side slit, centre slit, or dual side slits. It is perhaps the subtlest way to flaunt your toned legs and flattering fashion statement. Go be the show-stealer in the next party, in a slit dress!