Whatever you may think of skirts, they’re definitely not boring! Coming in a variety of lengths and fabric options, they also come in many shapes! Not only does this mean that you’re sure to find a skirt that looks great on you, but it also means that you can pretty much find one for absolutely any occasion! From casual to formal, for work or play, you can definitely find a skirt well-suited to the occasion.
The first on the list is probably the one that comes to mind whenever the words “skirt” and “office” end up in the same sentence. The Pencil Skirt is the epitome of chic sophistication when it comes to workplace skirt styles. To pull it off, you want to choose a skirt constructed from a thick fabric, so that it offers the structure you need to offer a formal look. Shorter, tighter Pencil Skirts can also be evening wear; sometimes made of stretchy fabrics, be aware that these aren’t the same ones most employers would consider appropriate for work.
While a classic Pencil Skirt might be the most obvious choice for the office, it’s definitely not the only one. The A-Line Skirt is named for the letter whose silhouette it resembles, fitted at the waist but flaring out toward the bottom. Drawing attention to the waistline, A-Line Skirts look great on curvy women. Paired with a button-down shirt or blazer, a wool or linen A-Line skirt might be your next workplace favorite.
Perfect Skirts for Parties
Party-appropriate variations of the A-Line Skirt include the Skater Skirt, Flared Skirt, and Circle Skirt. Because these styles flare out more significantly than a typical A-Line Skirt, they’re often shorter and made from lighter fabrics, creating a fun, flirty look that’s more appropriate for parties or formal events. Depending on the length, you may be able to wear one of these skirt styles to work and simply change your top to make it work for your evening activities.
Skirts with Casual Appeal
Another casual favorite is the Asymmetrical, or High-Low Skirt. Definitely a fashion-forward choice, these skirts work well for the beach, the pool, or other casual outdoor affairs. Paired with a button-up shirt that has full sleeves and high-heeled, lace-up boots, it can look great for your next downtown shopping trip, too. Look for Asymmetrical skirts in laces, satins, and linens.
The Gypsy Skirt is a long skirt that’s often wrinkled and includes horizontal ruffles or tiers that draw attention to the hem. Available in cotton and silk, these can be paired well with T-shirts and denim jackets. A similarly casual, somewhat shabby yet chic look is achieved with a Broomstick Skirt.
One more beach-worthy skirt is the wrap-style Sarong Skirt. It’s simply a piece of fabric that you wrap around your waist in order to form a make-shift skirt. Often used as a swimsuit cover-up, you can also pair a Sarong with a tank top and flip-flops.
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