I normally avoid high waisted garments like the plague, so when I found myself attracted to this Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent skirt I was a little worried. My body is proportioned so that I have long legs, and a short torso, so anything high waisted or tucked in usually makes me look awkwardly disproportionate, making my short torso appear even shorter. With that being said, I just couldn’t walk away from this high waisted skirt and decided to give it a shot.
The detail on the waistband is really pretty, which means if I’m going to commit to this skirt, I need to always tuck in! Gasp!
This skirt works out surprisingly well! Something about the slim cut and drape of the fabric, combined with the embellished waistband that works to cinch, makes this skirt okay for my body type. Here, the skirt is right off the rack, and it falls on my low waist, which is pretty small because most high waisted skirts fall on my hips. I want it to sit a little higher, so the waist band only needs a bit of adjustment. This skirt is being taken in by my tailor as we speak! So exciting!
I’m on a weird skirt kick at the moment (I guess that means I’m anxiously awaiting summer), and I’m especially partial to silk. I love how silk drapes and won’t overwhelm my frame. I also consider it a great addition to a wardrobe. Everything feels more luxurious, and I feel more sophisticated in silk!
I can’t seem to find this skirt on sale anywhere online to post a link, but at Bloomingdales, it was not yet on sale, so it might be new merchandise. There was also another skirt by Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent that fit very similarly in the waist to this one that I did not photograph, so check out this brand as their skirts seem to be running small.
I will post the final product after alterations when I get it back from my tailor! Yay! Summer…here I come!