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Finding the Perfect Skirt Style

by Anna Nuttall

Skirts range in style from pleated miniskirts to ruffled pencil to long flowing maxi and everything in between, there is every kind of skirt to suit every body type. Be sure to choose the correct hemlines for your figure as well as your height and age, no matter what the current fashionable style might be, it has to suit you personally. The big question is how do you find the perfect skirt length and style for you?

When choosing the best skirt for your figure, the first thing you need to consider is your body shape. Apart from the few common body shapes, it might be a good idea to measure your hips and waist to find out which shape you are and to help find the perfect style while shopping. It’s also a good idea to look at the website joyofclothes.com which clearly states what style of skirts would suit your body type and how you can still look fashionable. Once you know your shape the following information may help you find the right style.

If your measurements show that you have a more rounded apple figure shape, then when wearing skirts you should avoid large patterns designs or drawstring waists. On the other hand, if your waist measurement is slightly smaller than your hips, you have what is called a pear shape figure, and then it is a good idea to go for sunray patterns, maxi designs or high waist skirts which are great for showing off your curve and drawing attention to your smaller waist. If you are the opposite and have very little curves, then look for pleated skirts or A-Line miniskirts which are perfect for your body.

Whatever your body shape, there is no excuses for not looking glamorous on a night out, or looking professional while in the workplace. Skirts are great for all occasions and give you a chance to wear something different from you would normally wear. It is just a matter of finding the right design to suit you.

Finding the Perfect Skirt Style 1

  1. Chicwish Cheers Stripes Pleated Midi Skirt in Black $42.42 (shipped to the UK)
  2. Chicwish Candy Pink Striped Midi Skirt $42.42 
  3. Chicwish Dancing Watercolor Floral Maxi Skirt in Pink $42.42 
  4. Lindy Bop ‘Marnie’ Purple Butterfly Border Occasion Skirt £34
  5. Shop Bop KENDALL + KYLIE Organza Pleated Skirt £162.79
  6. Dorothy Perkins Khaki Stripe Pleated Maxi Skirt  £40.00
  7. Dorothy Perkins Tall Gingham Woven A-Line Skirt £15.40 
  8. Dorothy Perkins Luxe Pink Circle Prom Skirt £35.00

Which skirts do you like the best?

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Jessica Wilby 18th April 2016 - 9:42 am

Omg Anna I’m obsessed with skirts like these as the mo but I very rarely wear skirts! I’m one of those people that reaches for jeans on the regular, but this summer it’s my mission to wear more dresses and skirts like these! I think 2 and 5 are my favourites. I might have to bookmark them and come bake on payday, haha!


Anna Nuttall 18th April 2016 - 9:54 am

Hi Jessica, this my thinking as well. I’m waiting for payday as well. xx

Allie 18th April 2016 - 1:57 pm

Cute skirts! Love this post.


Aditi Malhotra 18th April 2016 - 1:57 pm

Great 🙂

mapam30 18th April 2016 - 3:28 pm

they are all adorable I think 3 & 8 go best for my figure. I love 6 but could not pull it off.

heidi williams 18th April 2016 - 3:38 pm

I love skirts! There really isn’t a style I don’t like but being short does limit me somewhat.

Katie @ Katie Like Me 18th April 2016 - 3:38 pm

Cute skirts!

Katie | Katie Like Me

Chelsea 18th April 2016 - 3:42 pm

Love all of these skirts, especially #5!

Cara Owens-Kindly Unspoken 18th April 2016 - 4:02 pm

Great advice! I love skirts, and I especially like #4- so pretty!

Jillian Hailey 18th April 2016 - 4:30 pm

I am in the plus size category. I love pleats, they seem to ride right over my curves. I think 1-4 for ideally work for a plus size body type. All would lay over the tummy well. Though I love pencil skirts, they are not my friend. 🙂

Carrie Chady Rundhaug 18th April 2016 - 6:15 pm

I love 1 and 2! I love skirts! Although I dont wear them as much now because its way to cold here to wear them. I have to find good skirts I can wear with good thick tights!

Chelsea 18th April 2016 - 7:17 pm

I find myself increasingly shunning pants for cute skirts and dresses. I love the pleats on a lot of these. I’m a fuller figure, so I’d probably gravitate more towards 1-4.

Nikki 18th April 2016 - 7:58 pm

Love all of these skirts! I rarely wear skirts, but I want to for the season.

kp 18th April 2016 - 10:39 pm

I can’t wait until the weather warms up and I can start wearing skirts again!! The ones you have posted are adorable. Sometimes it’s hard finding skirts if you have a different body shape that doesn’t fit well with the current trends. Last year all the skirts I found were one style, that wasn’t flattering on me. This season there are a lot more to choose from though, which makes me happy 🙂

Brie @ Sophistifunk 18th April 2016 - 11:47 pm

All of these skirts are so pretty! I especially love #3 and #6. 🙂

xo Brie

Patricia Conte 19th April 2016 - 2:17 am

These skirts are all so adorable! I especially love 2 & 8 🙂

Ashley 19th April 2016 - 2:22 am

So many fun skirts for spring! I am really loving floral prints!

xo Ashley

Lilies + Lambs 19th April 2016 - 2:45 am

Such cute styles!

Lindsay Rutland 19th April 2016 - 3:03 am

Skirts are always so tricky for me!! Finding the right top to go with it is hard. These are all beautiful options!

Suzanne 19th April 2016 - 12:35 pm

I love a cute top + skirt better than dresses. They’re so flattering and pretty! Great picks 🙂

fashion-mommy 19th April 2016 - 2:28 pm

Have to say I love all those skirts, especially the 1950s style ones.

Let's Talk Mommy 19th April 2016 - 10:12 pm

This is great as I am actually looking for a skirt for a dinner party and this gave me some ideas thanks hun for linking up to #ShareWithMe I noticed your link just goes straight to your homepage, when linking up can you make sure to use direct url links so everyone knows where to comment hun. Would want you missing out. Thanks for linking up.

Tamara Goyette 20th April 2016 - 5:06 am

I love all of these, would have to try them on to find the one that works best for me.

sarahlune 20th April 2016 - 11:55 pm

number 5 is so interesting. i like how you incorporated lots of different skirts for different styles and body shapes.

GlassesShop 4th January 2017 - 8:42 am

Cute skirts!


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