Less-Than-Skinny Legs? It's YOUR Fashion Moment!

15 April 2011

We’re big fans of The Sartorialist here at Grazia Daily. His hawk eye for style and incisive lens have provided us with endless lunchtimes of style stalking, and on the few occasions we’ve met him, he’s also perfectly nice.

So we were amazed to see the vitriol that spewed forth from the online world when he posted a picture of a Milanese blogger called Angelica Ardasheva on his blog (see it here), describing her as 'a bigger, curvier girl than most of the other bloggers who you see in the press'. Not only that, but he described the legs of this delightfully proportioned girl as 'sturdy'.

STURDY.

Now, to all the girls out there who don’t possess legs like Gisele’s, let us tell you that some of us here at Grazia Daily are all too aware that fashion favours the leggy. Seasons and seasons of mini skirts and micro shorts have taught us that it’s hard to look gamine with heavy gams. That it’s tricky to look louche if you’re not leggy.

But before you retire that Pilates DVD to the back of the closet and decide to spend the rest of your days under a Hussein Chalayan table skirt, we bring you…..

Spring Summer 2011: The Season of The Curvy Leg

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Maybe it’s Rihanna’s Rolling Stone cover, or maybe it’s the memory of Beyonce in those teeny shorts last year, but suddenly we’ve realized that fashion has finally opened its doors to those with legs 99 rather than legs 11. In fact, the key pieces of the season are designed with 99s in mind: The midi has eclipsed the mini. The flare has sidelined the skinny. The wide leg 70s jumpsuit is so much cooler than the abbreviated playsuit. Even the culotte has overtaken the hotpant. Evening flats are a thing of the past (hurrah! they never did anything for anyone anyway), to be replaced by gravity-defying wedges which make sturdy legs look positively ravishing.

So no longer will you have to bemoan your Fashion Achilles Heel – this season there is no trend you can’t take in your well-proportioned stride.

It’s one small step for your gams, but it’s one giant leap for fashion-kind.

Have you got any tips for what to wear with curvier legs? We want to hear them!

- Alannah Sparks


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