Skirts come in a wide range of styles, colours, designs and lengths. Every woman needs to have one or two stunning skirts in her wardrobe!
No matter your body shape, you can find the perfect skirt in order for you and make a fashion statement. So, whether you want to show some leg in a cute mini or look stylish in a flattering maxi, you will find the perfect skirt for you.
There are certain rules to remember when choosing the right fit. Following these rules will ensure that you choose a skirt that will enhance all your best features, and hide the “not-so-good” ones.
Simple tips to remember when choosing a skirt
The first rule to remember is to choose the right styles and fabric.
Simple and classic skirts are ones that you will wear and in which you will look great for years to come. Also make sure you choose the right prints and patterns that will flatter your body shape.
Another rule is to choose a skirt that is comfortable. The more comfortable you are in it the more amazing you will look and feel. Colours are also important. Choose colours that will suit your skin tone.
The perfect skirts for different body shapes
Straight (rectangular) body shape
Someone with a straight body shape has shoulders, waist and hips that are a relatively similar width.
With this shape the aim is to choose skirts that will enhance your waist and hips. Choose A-line skirts, pleated skirts, pencil skirts, tulle skirts and mini-skirts. All these skirts will make your body appear more voluptuous and curvy.
- Denim High-waist Skirt from Truworths: R499
- Lace Pencil Skirt from MRP: R149,99
- Flared Skirt from Woolworths: R350
Hourglass body shape
The hourglass body shape has a small waist, wide hips and big bust area. The aim for this body shape is to enhance the skinny waist. The perfect skirts for this body shape include high-waist skirts, pencil skirts and fluted skirts. These skirts will greatly accentuate your waistline.
- Asymmetric Wrap Front Skirt from MRP: R129,99
- Fluted Skirt from Woolworths: R799
- Tulle Skirt from MRP: R169,99
Apple body shape
The apple body shape has broad shoulders and bust area and small hips. For this body shape the aim is to accentuate the waist area. Go for high-waist skirts and skater skirts as these skirts will give you much needed volume in your hip area. Avoid miniskirts and pencil skirts.
Pear body shape
The pear body shape has a narrow bust and wide hips. The aim here is to accentuate your waist rea. Choose A-line skirts, pencil skirts and high-waist skirts. They bring focus to your waist area and take attention away from your wide hips.
- Pleated Satin Midi Skirt from Woolworths: R799
- Tie Skater Skirt from MRP: R149,99
- A-line skirt from H&M: R329
Remember these simple tips when choosing the perfect skirt for your body shape. They will help you look sexy and stylish while accentuating all your best features.