1. Safety (shorts) first!
Wearing safety shorts are a surefire way of keeping your skirt in place all day without you having to adjust it every few seconds! Opt for ones made from stretchy, jersey material – the friction from the jersey will make your skirt stay and never stray.
It’s also a wise idea to get a few shorts in varying colours, as you want them to lie as incognito as possible underneath your skirt.
Safety shorts, from $13, from Amazon.
2. It's a wrap
The next skirt hack is a skirt trend that doesn’t pander to the wind. Wrap skirts, after pencil skirts, are probably the most wind-resistant skirts that don’t fly up-and-backwards at the sweep of a light breeze. And even if it gets caught in a side breeze, there is always an extra flap of fabric underneath the top layer to keep your coverage.
As a style plus, wrap skirts come in many cuts and shapes – a high-low mullet wrap skirt will give you the perfect amount of swish in the wind without compromising your modesty!
3. Spanx you very much
Shapewear is another skirt lifesaver, especially so with fitted or body con pencil skirts. Much like safety shorts, oftentimes, the friction from shape wear under the silkiest of material would keep your hands (and mind) free of the possibility that your skirt would ride up, or move from side-to-side.
Right: Spanx shorts, $120, from NET-A-PORTER.
4. Master the over-tuck
You will need two things for our next hack: a pair of tights, and a top that covers your skirt’s waistband.
Step 1: Pull on a pair of tights (or stockings) under your skirt.
Step 2: Fold the waistband of your tights over the waistband of your skirt.
Step 3: Adjust, and cover waistband area with your top.
Why, you may ask?
This hack is especially useful to prevent skirts that are loose on the hips or the waist from moving side to side, as the waistband of your tights will help to keep your skirt in place all day!
Tights, $19.90, from Marks & Spencer.
5. Spray on some hairspray!
This last skirt hack requires the use of a beauty product that every woman probably already has on her vanity table: hairspray.
Step 1: Apply a thin layer of moisturiser on your legs to act as a barrier.
Step 2: Do a patch test of the hairspray to make sure it doesn’t react with your skin
Step 3: Where you skirt hem lands, spray on some hairspray onto your legs
Priming your legs with a healthy does of hairspray keeps your pencil skirts from riding up and shifting.
Right: Verb Ghost Hairspray, $24 (230ml).