Choosing the perfect skirt is easy when you know how. We share our top tips to take the guesswork out of things and make it easier for you to look fabulous…

Much like dresses, skirts are available in a vast of array of cuts, colours and combinations. This makes it harder to know what will work best for you. Avoid looking frumpy by following our top tips to find the perfect skirt.

It all starts with your figure

The reality is that the secret to finding the right skirt rests in your unique body type. The trick is to find a skirt that highlights your assets while minimizing your problem areas.

Your best bet is to start off by assessing your legs. If you have a gorgeous pair you want to show off, then a shorter length skirt is the way to go. If you’re a bit more self-conscious go for a midi or maxi length instead.

Tips to rock a midi skirt

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Highlight your waist

A skirt with a defined waistband will define your waist for a more flattering look. In fact this is what makes a-line and full skirts flattering on all body types.

These shapes also create the illusion of an hourglass figure on rectangular or boyish bodies. They also help minimise your curves if you have a pear-shaped body, while elongating your torso if you have an apple-shaped body.

Balance your proportions

If you want to draw attention to the lower half of your body you should opt for a brighter colour or boldly patterned skirt.

However, if you want to draw attention to your torso, pair a dark colored skirt with a more eye-catching top. You should definitely focus on the fit as pencil and bodycon styles don’t suit all body types. However, you can opt for a peplum top or hip-length blazer to soften the look.