Which skirt is best for your shape?

Somewhat of a wardrobe staple, skirts are not just for summer. Easily worn over stockings in winter, they also provide a fantastic alternative to a dress for events, allowing you to mix and match separates and ensuring you don’t end up with something you only wear once. 

Having said that, depending on your body type and shape, some skirts will suit you more than others. Here’s how to choose the skirt that will best flatter your figure. 

If you’re on the shorter end of the height spectrum, you are one of the lucky few who can get away with shorter skirts. They help to elongate legs, particularly if you choose a skirt with a slightly flared silhouette. 

For us giraffes of the world, aka anyone 5’7” and taller, an asymmetrical skirt allows you to show off your height while not exposing too much. For best results opt for a mid-length skirt that is slightly higher on one side. 

If your hips are wider than your shoulder and you have fuller thighs, an A-line skirt helps to accentuate the smallest part of your figure, aka your waist. This style of skirt will also balance out your bottom and avoid you looking heavier than you are. 

For those whose shoulders and hips are similar in size and waist is smaller, pencil skirts are the style to pick. As with the A-line skirt, they will draw attention to your waist and skim you frame to highlight the shape on your hips. Pencil skirts also help to balance out a bigger bust. 

If you have a straight up-and-down shape with minimal curves, and similar bust, waist and hip measurements, a skirt with a ruffled bottom helps to add both texture and a feminine silhouette.

What’s your favourite skirt to wear? Have you found a particular style that flatters you the most? We’d love to hear your tips in the comments. 

Written by SJ


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