Skirt body type

There are numerous guides on how to dress for your body type, but, have you noticed how they usually focus on blouses, dresses, and pants? Well, what about for us girls who love their skirts? Will any style do? In the quest to continue to shine with clothes that flatter your body, show off your best features, and hide your problem areas, here’s a style guide you’re sure to love.

Body shape hourglass

This body shape is curvy in all the right places: Bust and booty. The hip and bust are almost of equal size, with a narrow waist, creating a very well-defined shape.

Skirt body hourglass

1. Reiss, £195      2. Reiss, £85

A pencil skirt accentuates your curves and skims the thighs. Solid colours work best in this style, however, don’t be afraid to mix it up if the occasion demands it. Try playing around with small, minimal prints that do not take attention away from all the right places.

Body shape rectangle

This body shape is popularly known as the supermodel body. It’s about having a straight torso with shoulders that align, thus making you appear taller and leaner.

Skirt body rectangular

1. Clayton, £70.45     2. Milly, £166

For petite rectangular body shapes, a form-fitting skirt will emphasise any curves you do have, and the short hemline will show off your slim legs. Rectangular bodies with longer limbs often look great in maxi skirts. And while you’re at it, get yourself one with slit details to show off those enviable pins.

Body shape pear

Pear-shaped women’s hip measurements are greater than their bust measurements. The shapely bottom and tiny waist is a classic feminine shape.

Skirt body pear

1. Reiss, £70    2. Reiss, £95

An A-line skirt highlights the smallest part of your waist and flares out over the hips, minimising the width of your bottom half. It also camouflages problem areas like a flabby belly and thick thighs.

Body shape apple

Apple-shaped women have broader shoulders and bust, and narrower hips. They also tend to have slender legs and a slim backside. These body types are generally circular in shape.

Skirt body apple

1. REDValentino, £184.50      2. Guild Prime, £103

The waistband will hit at the smallest part of the torso and flare out over the stomach. This is a great way of concealing the larger parts of your body. Lastly, the short hemline will show off your slender legs.

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