Have you ever wondered what the do’s and don’ts for skirts are? Skirts are some of the most fascinating items of clothing there are. Getting the right one for your body shape is like filling a puzzle. Most of the time, people who look great in skirts do trial and error. Here are tips that will help you get the skirts that will flatter your figure the most.

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Knowing Your Body Shap

Discovering your body type is the most important step in finding good skirts, and identifying the do’s and don’ts for skirts. There are four basic body shapes:

1.    The Hourglass Body Shape:

People with this shape have a big bust, a very slim and well defined waistline and a curvy bottom.

2.    The Pear Body Shape:

The upper body is slim with a well defined waist. The bottom tends to be curvier.

3.    The Strawberry Body Shape:

If your upper half is wider than the bottom, then you have this body type.

4.    The Rectangular Body Shape:

There lacks a big distinction between bust and hip size. The waistline is also less defined.

The Dos & Don'ts of Dresses and Skirts

Ways On Wearing Skirts

Here are the do’s and don’ts for skirts meant for the different body types.

Do’s:

For wider waists and hips, the do’s and don’ts for skirts to these body types.

  • A-line skirts and godet skirts will be great on you. They have a slimming look. This is because they skim over your hips.
  • Paneled A-lines are also a great choice as it gives a slimming effect.
  • If you are a slim hourglass, a tube or pencil skirt will also flatter your figure.

 

On the other hand, for those will smaller bottoms, the most flattering design will be one which increases the bottom width. Here are some do’s and don’ts for skirts meant for a strawberry:

  • Crinkled skirts, such as those with a horizontal design will create an illusion of more width to the hips.
  • Bubble skirts, if well fitted, will flatter your figure. They have more volume and will balance out your wider upper body.
  • Circle skirts will create volume and shape to you lower body, thereby also flattering your figure.
  • Pencil skirts, especially if they have belts, will accentuate your slim lower body.

Don’ts:

  • Unless it is very necessary, avoid bubble skirts. They tend to be voluminous and you already have some volume going.
  • Avoid also long flared skirts as they exaggerate the hips.
  • Avoid skirts with fitted yokes and layered skirts at all costs.
  • Avoid also pleated skirts unless they are box pleats.
  • For a strawberry body shape, avoid wearing a mermaid skirt, as it will over emphasize you heavy top making you look unbalanced.

With the abovementioned do’s and don’ts for skirts, selecting the perfect skirt for your body type should be less stressing.