4 Women Show Us The Glory Of Clothes That Look Better In Motion

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No matter how beautiful a garment looks hanging in your closet, if it doesn't let you do normal human things like breathe comfortably, walk up stairs, or lift your arms, it's not much more than a really pretty swath of fabric. The most effective fashion is as fetching as it is functional, and the best of that bunch makes you look superhuman while you're just living your life.

We're talking about skirts that swish, hemlines that fly, and fringe and tassels that will make you look like you're slow-motion strutting in a Michael Bay action sequence. In honor of National Skateboard Day, we enlisted a few lady skater friends including Ashten Weniger, Lanna Apisukh, Penny Hazel, and Jessica James to show off their skills while dressed in Spring '15 styles that really move.
A long, pleated skirt is asking you to put another skip in your step (or kickflip, too, for that matter).
Photographed by Kate Owen.
Alice + Olivia Nicole Mid-Length Skirt, $538, Alice + Olivia; Nike Blazer High Suede, $64.97, Nike; DKNY Cotton Jersey Crop Tee, $125, DKNY.
A shirtdress might not be everyone's idea of a flowing, freeing item, but when you unbutton it and wear it cardigan-style, the opportunities are endless.
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Altuzarra Kieran Striped Silk Crepe De Chine Shirt, $1,790, Forward By Elise Walker; Talula Okinawa Shorts, $55, Aritzia; Vans Suede/Canvas SK8-HI, $70, Vans; Clare V. Petit Fannypack, $170, Clare V.
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Photographed by Kate Owen.
Altuzarra Kieran Striped Silk Crepe De Chine Shirt, $1,790, Forward By Elise Walker; Vans SK8-Hi Slim, $55, Need Supply Co.
"Athleisure" might be a buzzword, but clothes that move with you is something we'll appreciate forever.
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Left: Nike Pro Classic Sports Bra, $35, Nike; Nike Pro 3-Inch Training Shorts, $28, Nike; DKNY Tara Shirt Dress, $508.19, Harrods. Right: Cushnie Et Ochs Cutout Paneled Carwash Skirt Dress, $518, Bergdorf Goodman; Michael Kors Madras Silk-Taffeta Wrap Shirt, $378, Michael Kors; Vans Authentic Lo Pro, $45, Vans.
Dress down a pretty frock with a pair of skate shoes.
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Nike Tennis Classic Ultra Premium, $150, Nike; Emporio Armani Runway Dress In Organza, $825, Armani; Westward Leaning Color Revolution Square Sunglasses, $180, Saks Fifth Avenue.
There's no reason that a matching set has to be Taylor Swift–pretty. Look for ones with unconventional lengths and unexpected details.
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Nike Zoom SB Stefan Janoski Canvas, $85, Nike; Loeffler Randall Mini Backpack, $395, Loeffler Randall; Lisa Perry Crop Top, Shorts, Coat, available where Lisa Perry is sold.
The longer-length jacket offsets the micro hems of the shorts.
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Nike Zoom SB Stefan Janoski Canvas, $85, Nike; Lisa Perry Crop Top, Shorts, Coat, available where Lisa Perry is sold.
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Don't save your train for your wedding day.
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Levi's Made & Crafted Beau Shorts In Heavens, $139, Zappos; Loeffler Randall Miko Platform Sneaker, $350, Loeffler Randall; Chanel Lace Vest.
Pave your own aisle.
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Levi's Made & Crafted Beau Shorts In Heavens, $139, Zappos; Loeffler Randall Miko Platform Sneaker, $350, Loeffler Randall; Chanel Lace Vest.
Friends that mean-mug together, stay together.
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Photographed by Kate Owen.
Left: Cushnie Et Ochs Cutout Paneled Carwash Skirt Dress, $518, Bergdorf Goodman; Michael Kors Madras Silk-Taffeta Wrap Shirt, $378, Michael Kors; Vans Authentic Lo Pro, $45, Vans. Right: Nike Pro Classic Sports Bra, $35, Nike; Nike Pro 3-Inch Training Shorts, $28, Nike; DKNY Tara Shirt Dress, $508.19, Harrods.
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