Rocked one of my favorite minis last week!
I’m caught in a love affair…with skirts. Midi skirts, maxi skirts, mini skirts – I want them all! Not only are they a summer staple, but they’re so versatile as well. You can dress them up with a blouse and heels or dress them down with a white tee and flat sandals. The possibilities are endless!
Today I wanted to share my guide on finding the most flattering skirt for your body type. This is by no means a strict rulebook – after all, you should wear whatever you feel most beautiful in. But some girls shy away from skirts because they think they’re intimidating or only reserved for stick thin models. Not true! Just follow this guide and get ready to get your twirl on.
First, let’s take a look at the 4 most common body types:
Banana: Your body is more or less the same width from your chest to your hips, with very little curve
Apple: Your chest is the widest part of your body and you have narrower hips
Pear: Your hips are the curviest part of your body
Hourglass: Your waist is the smallest part of your body and your chest and hips curve outwards
Banana shaped: Most skirts look great with this body type. To give yourself an illusion of curves, find a structured mini that hits right above your hips and curves out slightly. One of this season’s hottest skirts – the envelope (or origami) skirt – looks fabulous on this body type!
Apple shaped: To balance up your curvier upper half, find a skirt that cinches at the waist and flounces outwards. Keep your top sleek and play with fun patterns and shapes on the bottom.
Pear shaped: Fitted at the waist and swingy through the hips makes the perfect skirt for pear-shaped ladies. Draw eyes towards your waist, not your hips, by choosing a high-waisted, A-line style skirt and make sure it hits right around your knees – it will elongate your frame.
Hourglass shaped: Show off those curves, hourglass ladies! Select a form hugging pencil skirt that hits right above the knees and tuck in your top – instant chic! A high-waisted A-line skirt is also flattering for this body type.
Are you a skirt-lover? What’s your favorite style? Share with me in the comments!