The time of year will certainly play a role in which skirt you choose to wear. But when it comes to finding the right fabric,
style, and length, finding a skirt that’s right for your body shape will go a long way toward helping you to look and feel your best.
Skirts for Athletic Bodies
Athletic or rectangular bodies without the curves benefit from tight skirts that emphasize your best features. Those with athletic bodies can also pull off bright, bold colors and styles — especially when paired with dark stockings and light, neutral-colored tops. Mini Skirts, Tulip Skirts or Draped Skirts look great on this body type, but Gown-style Skirts or Maxi Skirts, not so much.
Skirts for Small Bodies
If you have short legs and a small frame, you can benefit from skirts that accentuate the legs, visually lengthening them. The key to that is finding the right length — usually right above or below the knee. Maxi Skirts or A-Line Skirts are a definitely out, but Pencil Skirts or skirts made from sleek fabrics can be great.
Skirts for Tall Bodies
If you’re lucky enough to have a long torso and those coveted long legs, one thing you need to decide is which body part you like best and, as a result, most desire to accentuate. For instance, Pencil Skirts can help visually elevate a long torso, while Asymmetrical Skirts can help draw attention to your hips. Mini Skirts, of course, will highlight those long legs of yours. Pleated Skirts (which essentially incorporate vertical lines) and Tulip Skirts won’t complement a tall body.
Skirts for Inverted Triangle Bodies
If you have shoulders that are broader than your hips, you have what many call an Inverted Triangle body type. A-Line Skirts or skirts with floral patterns can look great, especially when paired with long or cowl-neck tops in contrasting colors.
Skirts for Hourglass Bodies
If you’ve been favored with a large bust, curvy hips, and a slim stomach, your Hourglass figure can look great with a Tulip or Denim Skirt in your choice of Mini or Midi lengths. Black is always a great color choice; skirts in bright colors can make even a small waistline like yours look big. Avoid Pencil Skirts, but almost any other style can look great!
Skirts for Apple-Shaped Bodies
If you have a larger bust and stomach with smaller hips, pairing a skirt with the right top is extremely key. Pencil Skirts can be slimming, and dark-colored tops are important. Mini Skirts, A-Line Skirts, and Tulip Skirts won’t do you any favors.
Skirts for Pear-Shaped Bodies
For those with larger thighs and hips but smaller busts and narrow shoulders, Asymmetrical Skirts can do a lot to balance your hips. Dark colored skirts are also helpful, visually narrowing the widest part of your body. Avoid Maxi Skirts and Pencil Skirts.
Penny Pincher Boutique
We’re Westchester County, NY’s upscale consignment store offering women’s designer clothing, handbags, jewelry, shoes, and so much more. Visit our boutique at 184 Harris Rd in Bedford Hills, NY or shop online at www.pennypincherboutique.com. We also offer a selection of our items for sale on eBay. Shipping is available across the U.S.
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