Have you ever wondered if the skirts you´re wearing flatter your figure?
Many women do it wrong when it comes to wearing skirts. A curvy petite rocking a pleated long skirt that hits around the ankles teamed with four inches pumps, or a short torso long-legged woman wearing a midi skirt with wide waistbands. Skirts should be used to highlight your assets, hide your liabilities, and show off some legs. If done right, this feminine staple can actually accentuate your physique.
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1. For Curvy Women
Dos: Wear pencil skirts that don´t hug the body too tightly and A-lines that fit gently around the hips. Opt for drop waist styles if you have a tummy. Tuck in your shirt or use a belt to highlight your waist. Go for length that hits right at the knee.
Don´t wear anything overly tight and full skirts that have too much pleating or draping at the waist.
2. For Short Women
Dos: Wear pencil skirts, minis and narrow A-lines. Make sure your hemline hover above or just below the knee. Create an illusion of long length with slim minis if you´ve got the legs. Go for skirts with high hemlines if you wear flat shoes.
Don´t wear very full A-line skirts or those with midcalf length. If you´re petite, stay away from anything too full.
3. For Boyish Women
Dos: Look for any style, you´re fortunate to have the body type that would look great with any skirt style. If you´ve narrow hips, flatter your shape with pleated or peplum skirts. Slanted or patch pockets also add definition to slim hips. Show off your waist with thick belts.
Don´t wear anything too full if you have broad shoulders.
4. For Women with Tummy
Dos: Look for lightly tapered pencil skirts and A-line styles with at-the-knee hemlines. Opt for styles without waistband or for slightly dropped waist. Go for skirts with a simple, flat front or side zip. Choose dark colors or matte textures. Add brightly colored shoes to draw the eye down.
Don´t wear pleats (even at the hips), wrap styles, front pockets and waistbands.
5. For Women with Short Waist/Long Legs
Dos: Choose a straight drop waist shape that hits above your knee. Try back-zip styles that don´t have a waistband and that sit on your hips. Combine a longer top with a slim mini. Avoid wearing belts.
Don´t wear wide waistbands, high waist styles, and other prominent details at the top of the skirt.
6. For Women with Long Waist/Short Legs
Dos: Go for something slim and straight that hits mid-thigh to right above the knee. Choose high waist skirts. Pair skirts with a short jacket to break up a long line. Use an off-center or front slit to make legs appear longer. Try vertical details such as subtle draping or seams.
Don´t Wear full, pleated skirts or drop-waist styles.
7. For Women with Large Bottom
Dos: Go for a moderate A-line, an easy wrap or a softly draped style. Opt for styles without waistband. Choose mostly dark and muted colors. Look for vertical details such as center pleat or stitches to elongate your silhouette.
Don´t wear front pockets with details, styles with pleating all around, and severely tapered skirts.