Women’s skirt is a powerful tool to make any outfit look amazingly stylish and feminine. Skirts are a necessary wardrobe staple for every woman. There are different designs and types of skirts that can be combined and stylized in different ways to get different looks for every occasion. The key to always look amazing is to pick up flattering skirts to your body type and use accessories and jewellery wisely.
What to look for when choosing the right skirt for us?
When choosing the right skirt we should pay attention first to what type of body we have. Body silhouettes are different and that is why when choosing a skirt we should consider what types of skirts are suitable to our body type.
Types of skirts for women and what body type they are most suitable for
They are usually short and flare as they go down. Flared skirt is most compatible with a fitted top which will balance the look and avoid the risk of creating the illusion of a wide body.
They are similar to flared skirts. A-line skirts come in different sizes but they are usually knee length. Their waistline is straight and the hemline widens a bit as it goes down. They are perfect for a night out with friends and give us a stylish look. This type of skirt is suitable for a pear-shaped body. A high-wasted A-line skirt help us create a flattering look and avoid the risk of making our body look too triangular.
Maxi skirts for women are long and usually have low waistline. They are a must-have summer staple. They end up past the shins and give us a sleek elegant look. Maxi skirts look amazing on tall women.
Mini skirt is straight cut in line and it ends up halfway down the thighs. Mini skirts come in different fabrics but they look extremely well when made of fabrics like leather, denim, rexine.
We can find long skirts in different patterns and designs. Similar to maxi skirts long skirts end at the ankles too. But unlike maxi skirts long skirts don’t have narrow or straight-cut lines.
High waist skirt
The waistline of these high waist skirts is above the belly button which gives the skirt an amazing sporty look. Just add a high waist to a pencil, A-line, denim, skater or mini skirt and you get a great stylish look.
They look very elegant. The material of these skirts that is around the waist is gathered and sewn to make pleats. Pleated skirts are often made of light fabrics like satin, silk, organza because thicker skirt materials will make the pleats billow out and the skirt will make the shape look odd.
This type of skirt is really chic and coquettish and it’s made of light fabrics. It’s always short and it’s a combination between a circle skirt and A-line skirt. Skater skirts are suitable for informal events and parties.
This type of skirt is straight cut and slim. According to the chosen pattern and fabric, pencil skirt can be worn either at formal or informal events.
Originating from ballet costumes tutu skirts won their deserved place in the world of skirts. While they are not suitable for everyday wear, they can really spice up our party outfit.
Ball gown skirts
It flares out below our waist and ends at the feet. Super trendy now are asymmetrical and ankle length ball gowns. Ball gown skirts are perfect for formal or semi-formal parties.
This type of skirt falls in the category of boho and hippie style and was very fashionable in the 70s and 80s but now they are coming into fashion again. Broomstick skirts are long and have crinkles on them. They can be combined with different types of clothing.
Wrap around skirts
Perfect option for the summer season and especially beach parties. Wrap around skirts look pretty much like sarongs and they don’t have elastic around the waistband.
Remember that picking your next skirt should be done according to your body type. This is important if we want to achieve a beautifully balanced look.
Choosing women’s skirts according to our body type
The best skirt options for you are pencil, denim and A-line high-waisted skirts. To create a balance in your look choose skirts made of light fabrics and structured tops.
If your body is apple-shaped, the best skirts for you are maxi, A-line, wrap around, full volume, high-waisted flouncy skirts and pleated skirts. Combine your skirt with simple streamline tops and avoid layering.
To balance your look choose your skirt to be with some type of eye-catching pattern, bold prints and puffy-type skirts to remove the focus from your mid-section. A skirt with short hemline will make your legs look slender.
Hourglass shape very easily combines with different types of clothing. Pencil skirts are very suitable for this body type. If we want to add some volume below our hips a great option for us are A-line and skater skirts.
Inverted triangle shape
The most suitable skirts for you are flowing skirts or skirts with high flares. These skirts add volume to your hips and make your body proportionate. Choose skirts that are oblique cut or semi-flared and have detailing.
The best outfit for your body shape is close-fitting top and flowing skirt which will create the right proportion between your upper and lower body. Pick up skirts with detailing, embellishments, mid-rise and bubble skirts.
Rectangular (banana) shape
If we have this body type we need a skirt that visually “gives” us fuller curves. Avoid wearing skirts that are straight cut or flow freely. Mini skirts are your friend. To create the illusion of a curvy figure choose skirts with details on them such as bright prints, interesting pattern, buttons, pockets, stitching, bubble hems, tapered hemlines, etc.
Our purpose here is to enhance our curves. The best skirts for this job are flared, pleated, pencil and A-line skirts. Don’t choose skirts that end at the calves. Skirts ending just below the knee will elongate your legs.