When it comes to FOF fashion, there are no rules but plenty of opinions. Check out what our Five Fashion Gurus have to say about this look, then tell us: Do you agree?
FOF Robin Mizrahi: “Perrrrfect. This woman has got it going on. Her wonderful dress (I believe it is Celine) is clean, modern, appropriate-length and unadorned, which keeps it edgy. Honestly, when you are wearing a thigh high boot, sans hose, do you need any other adornment? Love the clean, classic boot shape–no wedge, or crazy platform. If I saw this woman on the street I might even get a bit intimidated by her. Well maybe not I, but most women would. Makes me wonder what perfume she wears . . .”
Robin Mizrahi is co-owner of Pamela Robbins boutique, buyer, merchandiser and entrepreneur.
FOF Terry Gibraltar: This outfit shouts in-control-New-York-working-woman. Head-to-toe black is a bit austere, but she looks quite put together. The dress is a flattering fit that emphasizes her trim waist, is not too short and works well with the very on-trend, over-the-knee boots. If an FOF’s thighs look good, she can always show a little thigh with pride.
FOF Susan Grant: “A clean, fabulous look. The show of skin is totally acceptable as the skirt isn’t offensively short and the distance between the top of the boot and the hemline is minimal. The look of the season captured in a chic, age appropriate way.”
Susan Grant is merchandise manager for Muse, a full-service jewelry showroom.
FOF Sherrie Mathieson: The over-the-knee boot (a more sexy style than the classic knee-high boot, and in this case made a bit younger and sexier thanks to the heel) gives great coverage in exchange for that sexual innuendo. The gap between the dress and the boot is judiciously small and has a similar effect of a long sweater or anorak with tights and boots. She did it well…thumbs up!
FOF Gail Garramone: “Simple but powerful. It works because the wearer is thin and tall enough to pull it off. It also works because it is all black, which offers a slimming silhouette. There is just enough room between the top of the boot and the length of the skirt. An FOF should never wear a miniskirt with pumps or lower boots unless she is Tina Turner about to go on stage.”
Gail Garramone is a veteran V.P. of Liz Claiborne Inc. where she traveled around the country with Tim Gunn producing fashion workshops.
Tell us FOFs: Do you agree with our style experts? What do you think of this outfit?