Skirts are a staple every for every seasonal wardrobe but it can get tricky finding that perfect shape for your body. Here are a few tricks to find the right skirt for your figure:
Pear shaped physiques
If you’ve got a pear shaped figure, the best skirt style for you is a high-waist A-line skirt. Pear shapes tend to carry their weight along the hip and the softer silhouette of an A-line minimizes width around this area, making your waist appear smaller. Keep your skirt simple: avoid details like ruffles, patterns or peblums – they’re only going to add width right at your hip, making you appear larger than you really are. Try sticking to a darker colour skirt and experiment with the pattern, texture and colour of your shirt. This will draw your eye upwards instead.
Skirts for apple shapes
Women with an apple shape carry their weight around their mid-sections. Their goal in finding the perfect skirt is to find one that minimizes the width of the tummy area. The best skirt for this body type is a high-waisted straight skirt, preferably in a stretch material. A lot of women who have trouble with their mid-section have great legs, so show them off and find a skirt that stops mid-thigh. A little ruffle on the hemline can add a nice detail, but it will also draw your eye down away from your mid-section.
If you’ve got a boyish figure
Women who have a boyish figure (straight up and down body type) look best in skirts that have a feminine shape to them. A flare skirt can add a lot of curves and compensate for a leaner figure. Look for styles that have volume around the hips, like a flare skirt, or other details, like ruffles. These features will give the illusion of a curvy physique. To balance the top half of your body, look for a top that broadens your shoulders to balance out the flared silhouette for your skirt’s hem.
The hourglass figure
Ladies with an hourglass figure are curvier around the bust as well as in the hip area. The best type of skirt for this body type is a pencil skirt. It’s no surprise that this is one of the most popular styles found in womens’ closets because it does double duty: it looks great during the day, but it also easily works for night. The best part about this style of skirt is that it doesn’t add an extra bulk around your hips, while the tapered hem hugs your curves tightly. Try finding a high-waisted skirt in a stretchy material, which will lengthen your torso and make you appear taller.
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