Not sure where to start when it comes to finding a flattering skirt style for your body? Read our guide to skirt styles for every body type.
Skirts are one of the most versatile and easy-to-wear garments in our wardrobe that can be worn by all body shapes and sizes. However, in order to flatter your figure and feel confident and comfortable choosing the right skirt shape for your body type is important. In this article, we will take a look at some of the best skirt styles for different body shapes.
In either a mini or knee length style, A-line skirts are a great choice for women with an hourglass or pear-shaped figure. They are designed to flare out from the waist, creating a balanced silhouette and drawing attention to the narrowest part of the body. A-line skirts are also a good choice for women who want to balance out the proportions of the lower body.
One of the most enduring skirt styles is the pencil skirt. This classic silhouette is ideal for women with an hourglass or rectangular body shape. They are designed to hug the curves of the body and accentuate the bottom area. Pencil skirts are a great choice for women who want to create the illusion of curves, or for those who want to highlight their curves.
Flared skirts are a great choice for women with an hourglass or apple-shaped figure. They are designed to flare out from the waist or thigh, creating a balanced silhouette and drawing attention away from the midsection. Flared skirts are also a great choice for women who want help to balance out the proportions of the lower body. A flare from the mid-thigh or knee area can also help to give proportion to pear and apple shapes.
Maxi skirts are a great go-to choice for women with a pear-shaped or rectangular body shape. They are designed to flow down the body, creating a long and slender silhouette. Maxi skirts are also a good choice for women who want to create the illusion of height, or for those who prefer to cover up their legs but still want to be able to wear a skirt. For extra drama, look for a tiered or ruffled skirt or a full maxi style with a thigh high split.
Since their arrival in the 1960s the mini skirt has dominated fashion as a fun and easy style that is perfect for women with an hourglass or rectangular body shape. They are designed to hit above the knee, creating a short silhouette which are a great choice for women who want to show off their legs, or for those who want to create the illusion of a longer and leaner body.
An A-line mini can help to balance out top heavy women, while a more rectangular figure can rock a straight mini. Micro minis have gained prominence since the early 2000s, but be warned these styles require the right balance – try an oversized sweatshirt or shirt, a tailored blazer or a high-necked top to add style and proportion.
There are many different skirt styles that can suit different body types. With our body types guidance, try playing around with fabrics, styles and proportions to find the perfect look for your body.