Ever since Angelina Jolie struck a pose with her right leg sticking out the side of her black Versace dress at the 2012 Oscars, stars and designers have loved the sky high, thigh high dress slit trend. Anja Rubik, Jessica White, Solange Knowles and Kate Middleton have all been spotted in leg baring dresses.  The thigh high slit has the same appeal as cleavage; it’s just on a different, less showcased body part. The legs are always a source for sex appeal but there even more “wow” factor when it involves a floor length gown.  The only problem is, how to get this red carpet look to transition into everyday wear.

For the office we recommend a variation of the thigh high style with a knee length pencil skirt. Of course the slit can’t be overly large for work, but you can still achieve a mini version of this dramatic style with a 2 inch slit. For a casual date night ensemble we recommend a maxi skirt that has a thigh high slit, pair that with a fitted but understated top and you’ll be good to go.  Mastering the thigh high slit for everyday wear is all about finding the proper balance.

Try The Trend Tips

Ready to try this sexy and chic trend, well here are a few tips to help keep you looking stylish.

Remember that nothing complements a thigh high slit dress or skirt better than sexy legs. Shave and then remember to moisturize your legs so they look soft, smooth and ready to be shown off.

Keep your shoes simple, you don’t want to overpower the drama of the thigh high slit with busy shoes. We suggest classic pumps or subtle strappy heels.