Choosing the Right Skirt
Skirts are pretty, but not every type of silhouette suits everyone. You then need to find skirts that will suit your body shape and height. There are skirts out there that are suitable for everyone no matter your size, shape or height.
It can be tricky to choose the right skirt as there are so many styles to choose from, but being able to choose the right shape of skirt can do wonders for your body, especially your legs, bum, hips and waist.
Choosing the Right Skirt Tips
Big Hips and Thighs
If you have big hips and thighs then you need to avoid the mini skirt. The length of skirt should not be above the knee by more than an inch or two.
A minimal A line cut is ideal as it is able to give balance to full hips. Skirts that are loose with soft drapes will work perfectly.
You should also avoid skirts that are too tight and made from a Lycra fabric, bubble that will make you look heavier at the bottom, bias cuts, flare, overall pleating and skirts that have too much detail at the hem.
If you are unable to avoid detailing then choose dark colours with a vertical alignment.
You will want to shift the attention away from a thick waist and down to your legs. You are able to do this by wearing short, long or full skirts. If you are thinking about adding a belt to your skirt then choose a skinny piece, as a thick belt will emphasise the thickness of your waist.
Avoid skirts that have details around the middle portion.
Women that have an athletic body type are to wear any type of skirt. If you have a boy shape then skirts will be able to give you that feminine look. If you wish to create the illusion of a curve then go for a pleated skirt and ones that have pockets. You can opt for a belt of a skirt that has a thick waistband to define your waist. Body hugging styles will also help to create curves.
You should look at highlighting your curves as well as toning them down. When it comes to skirts go for A line cuts, drop waists, flat fronts and side or back zippers on the skirt. You will need to avoid skirts that are too tight.
The fabric should be soft and fluid that will drape over the curve. Fabrics such as patch pockets, pleats and big prints should be avoided.
An A line or tapered slim skirts are best for petite girls. You will need to avoid skirts that are too long or too short as these will make you appear shorter so rather go for knee length. The fabric should be soft and fluid and the detailing should be vertical so that it makes your legs look longer.