European women dress femininely and favor skirts and dresses. In warmer weather skirts and dresses provide an alternative to shorts and can definitely increase your â€œCiao Bella!â€ factor. You can also really feel a breeze in them, if you now what I mean, which helps after trekking around a hot city all day.
Skirts can be a great day outfit when worn with simple tee shirts and belts or can be dressed up for evening with a cardigan or dressy top. If your tops are solids then a skirt gives you an opportunity to insert a pattern if you choose not to go with a complimentary neutral.
Skirt length should not be higher than a few inches above the knee. Mini skirts are just not functional for traveling. You need to be able to comfortably maneuver around in your clothes and minis just donâ€™t provide enough coverage. A knee length skirt complements most women. If you prefer a longer skirt make sure the hem hits at the thinnest part of your leg, which would be around the ankle. Unless you have super skinny legs a mid calf skirt length can make your calves look large. Bear in mind that a longer skirt means extra material and this will add some bulk to your travel wardrobe.
Skirts should not be too voluminous to minimize packing space. A-line skirts compliment most women. Skirts in a thin and silky material work best for your travel wardrobe. Thin, crisp cottons are a good choice if you need more structure and coverage than clingy knits provide.
What could be easier than throwing on a dress and calling it a day? Dresses are a natural for your travel wardrobe. Wrap dresses that consist of a thin knit jersey or rayon complement a variety of body types. Belted shirtdresses flatter most body types and provide enough structure to disguise figure flaws.