There’s a girl on my bus (I wonder how many times now I’ve begun a blog post with those words?) whose style I can’t quite figure out. She has a particular tweed pencil skirt that I really want to love. It does amazing things to her (very beautiful, peach-like) bottom, shows off her flat stomach and tiny ankles… She wears it with a fitted, cropped, knaki-beige jacket, which works perfectly, and red shoes. She favours brown, ribbed tights, which also kinda work, though I think they break up the flow a little – they’d work with brown shoes or boots, but with the red they’re just not quite right…
What bothers me, though, is actually the slit in her pencil skirt. It goes right up to her crotch – without actually revealing anything – in a wide, pulled V. In every other way the skirt looks a perfect fit, but this wide V shape makes it look just a little bit too small.
My quandary is this: do I befriend her (I see her most mornings I take public transport) and tell her? If I saw a girl with her skirt tucked in her knickers* or her label or bra sticking out above her top I’d tell her without hesitation, but this is just a bit more personal somehow. All I think is, does she have no-one to tell her – no fella (although he could a) be oblivious or b) rather like the suggestive element!), no friends to warn her how close she is to humiliation? I would hope someone would tell me if I were in her place.
For the record, the skirt is too perfect a fit to suggest she stop wearing it – I would just recommend inserting a contrasting triangle into the void, perhaps making a sort of fishtail feature of it.
*This just reminded me of a funny incident I was witness to in the station bathroom last Friday. A young teenybopper of a lass came out of a cubicle and went to wash her hands. A kindly older lady approached her and said “Sorry, love, just wanted to say – you might want to watch your skirt, it’s all a bit tucked up…”
I felt so sorry when the girl turned a venomous look on her and stalked off, her bubble-hemmed mini skirt rustling precariously close to her knickerline, exactly as designed!