A skirt for women has always been an essential part of their wardrobe. One of the most popular things women like about skirts is that there are at least ten different types, which can certainly allow for variety in a woman’s attire. Besides the various types, a skirt for women can be purchased in many different fabrics, such as the corduroy skirt, which is one of the easiest to wear. Besides being comfortable, a corduroy skirt can be worn all seasons. 

Various Types Of Skirt For Women And Their Features

  • A-line

With a fitted waist and a slight flare at the bottom, it is flattering to most figures and has been chosen as one of the key fashion trends for summer 2012.

cute skirt for women

  • Pleated

Pleats can begin at the waist or from the hip, which gives a look of fullness

  • Circle

A full circle of lightweight fabric, normally worn short

  • Tiered

With bands of fabric creating a tiered flare, worn to mid-calf

  • Mini

Worn at mid-thigh for women with good legs

  • Maxi

Ankle-length, in heavy or light fabric

  • Pencil

Straight and narrow, will show off a good curvy figure

nice corduroy skirt

  • Trouser

Either flared or fitted, with fly front, loops for belts, pockets

  • Asymmetrical

Another key fashion trend in 2012, one side of the hem is longer

The corduroy skirt, fashioned from a cotton corduroy fabric, is best suited to the A-line, circle, or trouser skirt for women. However, it is a durable fabric that is basically a form of ridged velvet, and it can be fashioned into a skirt for women in any of the varieties. Today the corduroy skirt fabric may be mixed with another material such as Lycra to retain its shape. The vertical ridges of corduroy, called wales, can be anywhere from 1.5 to 21 per inch. The wider the wale of the fabric the heavier the fabric becomes. So, the corduroy skirt can be made with a narrower wale if a mini or pencil skirt is preferred. The corduroy fabric is so popular that 1/11 and 11/11 are Corduroy Appreciation Days due to look of the dates and their being similar to the wale of the corduroy fabric.

Best Skirt For Women According To Body Type

  • CurvesKnee length with a little flare, flat front and closure in the back. For women who are heavier on the bottom, a skirt falling to the knee’s narrowest part is best. If you are “apple-shaped” or heaviest in your middle, wear a skirt with no waistband or dropped waist. No pleats.

  • PetiteStraight or pencil skirt or with a slight flare, such as an A-line. Wear a hemline just above the knee. If you’re a larger woman, cover the knee. You can add height with vertical stripes or seams or a slit that is off center. Do not wear too “busy” a material with too much detail.

  • TallMid-length skirts look good on women with long legs. The asymmetrical skirt can emphasize the legs, too. Keep away from the mini skirt. Wear low-heeled shoes.

A skirt for women always looks better with the proper accessories. Wear low heeled shoes with very short skirts unless you are going for the “available” look, and boots with a high heel are a good choice for a maxi corduroy skirt.