You've read it all before: the standard issue article about how to dress for your body shape. It's supposed to be easy, but the truth is, we're not all shaped like a pear, or an apple or whatever fruit we're supposed to be, right? Our bodies vary, there is no one-shape-fits-most reality.
What if you could pick the perfect skirt, to go along with your perfect summer, based on physical traits you actually possess, like long legs, healthy hips or a fit figure that's more athletic than curvy? Check out our skirt picks for the body you actually have, not the shape you're supposed to be.
Sometimes it's bloat, sometimes it's one-too-many brewskis at the clam bake, and sometimes it's just our body type. A middle that softly protrudes (and is totally feminine and sexy, btw) can stick out unflatteringly in some skirts. So if you'd like to eliminate the issue, go for a skirt that has a draped front.
If you want to draw attention to your waist, go for a high waistband. If you'd rather not, try a low-waisted style.
Women with petite legs are under the impression they can't wear long skirts. Not true. Just keep it slim fit and always make sure the hem hits at your heels, instead of dragging on the floor. A slit shows off your legs too, making this style perfect for petites.
Of course, mini skirts are your best friend. While long-stemmed ladies have to be careful, for fear of showing too much, you can rock short skirts like no one's business. If you want to.
Tall drink of gorgeous water, you get to wear those long flowing skirts petites get lost in. An M-slit maxi like this is going to be gorgeous on you come summer, and show off your gams in a classy way.
You also get to rock the midi trend and embrace ladylike dressing.
You're shapely in the hip area, and you know that skintight skirts can be too sexy for day. Try A-line skirts for the office. Keep them knee-length to elongate your body.
While the rest of us try to balance out our shapes with the shape of our skirts, athletic ladies are pretty balanced as is. Whether it's genes or the gym, you're primed and ready for serious bodycon skirts. You've got nothing to hide.
Your other fashion ace is out-there embellishments. Whether it's extra fabric or all-over sequins, you can rock it.
Plus size women look amazing in pencil skirts, and depending on how you style it, the same one can be worn to work and for cocktails later on. Be sure to let it skim your body rather than be skin tight.