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Found: The Chicest Way to Show Some Leg This Spring

Slit skirts are back.

slit skirts

Skirts are one segment of our wardrobe that has fallen victim to a prolonged period of dormancy over the past year. Lounging around your home, you often opt for leggings or sweatpants, which are just that, pants. Now that spring is near, it seems time to reconsider the feminine separate. Upon rediscovering the skirt in all its forms, we are gravitating towards amendments that not only ensure comfort, but also cement an aspect of greater intrigue. Enter: the slit.

Slits in skirts were originally invented out of necessity to allow the wearer of a long pencil skirt greater mobility. While the same notion still rings true, they also provide an opportunity to show a little skin—an idea many of us will likely gravitate towards this post-vax summer.

The options for slits are endless and often fluctuate depending on the silhouette of the skirt—the longer the skirt, the more dramatic of an opportunity it provides. Some slits are high, some are low. Some take up residence in the back, others in the front or even the side. Often there's one slit, but sometimes two. Basically, there are no rules. Below, we've broken down our favorite renditions of this skirt accoutrement by hemline for your shopping pleasure.


Paired with a short hemline, the slit is accordingly small, as well.


slit skirts

Photo: Filippo Fior /



Margot Skirt



From structured silhouettes to bohemian wrap styles, slits range from slight breaks in the fabric to dramatic leg-baring cuts.


slit skirts

Photo: Courtesy of Michael Kors Collection



Bias Cut Silk Slip Skirt

Michael Lo Sordo


As we previously stated, a greater amount of fabric provides ample opportunity for a sizable slit, as you'll see on the below options.


slit skirts

Photo: Courtesy of Khaite



Ultra Slim Button Maxi Skirt

Christopher John Rogers

Four Seasons

Paloma Wool
$260 $205

Aura High Rise Satin Skirt

Significant Other
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