Finding the right skirt for your body type
Whether you’re heading to work or having a night out with the girls, follow these helpful tips to find a skirt that’s right for your body type.
If you’re pear-shaped: If you have a smaller torso with prominent hips, draw attention to your natural waist with a knee-length A-line skirt and a fitted jacket. The skirt’s fit at the waist and flare at the hips makes this look wearable for any body type, but it is especially great for pear-shaped or petite bodies. Pair a fun top with a solid-colored skirt (or the other way around) for a great look to wear to the office or out and about.
If you’re petite: If you’re on the shorter side, lengthen your legs with a shorter hemline and some heels. Flesh-toned shoes help to elongate your legs. Don’t limit yourself to items labeled “petite”- just be sure to look for above-the-knee skirts or fitted styles like tulip skirts that will help your legs appear longer.
If you’re plus-size: Try a pencil skirt and a fitted shirt to elongate your legs and torso. Be sure to find the right fit in a skirt – you want to be comfortable and cute. If you’re unsure which size to choose, it’s always better to buy a size up and have the item altered to fit. If you want a fun look without a stare-worthy pattern, try a monochromatic tiered pencil skirt. You can also try an A-line skirt to highlight your waist and show off your legs.
If you’re straight-shaped: No hips? No problem. Create the look of curves with body-hugging styles like a body con skirt. These skirts are made of stretchy material that hugs your body in all the right places and comes in a variety of lengths. Have a piece altered if you can’t find one that fits. A-line skirts create a feminine silhouette and add the illusion of hips. Maxi skirts work well for women who are petite and straight shaped. They help you appear taller and highlight the curves you do have.