"I'm definitely a V. But I'm also way short. Just shy of 5'. So my best bet is a pencil skirt. (I do have one with box pleats all around the bottom. But to look reasonable they begin at the knee. Very retro 50's inspired.)
I can also wear a short a-line. But if it's long, a straight skirt is much better for me."
I figured there would be some issues I had not considered and height is definitely one of them. Being (almost) 5'6", it's never been much of a consideration for me. But one of the things I love about blogging (and reader participation) is seeing things from other people's viewpoints.
Sarita Raye said:
I would have probably worn something like that when I was in college. If I lived somewhere colder, snowier, and less urban than Chicago, and had a job with a somewhat-dressed-up-but-not-too-strict dress code, I would totally wear a skirt like that one. I would choose a more closely fitted sweater, though. And a colorful scarf and imitation shearling boots, flat or low-heeled of course. And it would be pretty fabulous. But for some reason I really can't see myself wearing that outfit in Chicago; I just wouldn't feel like myself in it. Interesting how our environments can shape our clothing personalities...
Definitely a Great Northwest look, Eddie Bauer is high style around here. If I bought that skirt, I'd wear it to church. With suede boots and a fitted sweater.