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A Guide To The Right Skirt For Your Body Type

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While we are all for breaking the rules, and propagate the idea of wearing what you want, it does not hurt to know what is the most flattering option for your body type, especially when you are getting ready in a pinch. That’s why we’re here to help you find the perfect skirt for your body type.

When picking a skirt, there are 3 things to consider – how high is the waist, how long is the hem and how full is the skirt. So which types of skirt goes best with your body type? We’ve got you the answers.

1. The Petite Girl

If you are a tiny petite girl with a narrow build, stay clear of a higher waist as it will only highlight your lack of curves. Also, avoid longer hemlines or fit and flare style skirts that overwhelm your frame.

Minis are your best friends. The shorter hem helps elongate your legs, and the mid-waist elongates you torso. A classic denim mini will be no-fail. If you are looking for something trendy then go for a ruffled skirt.

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2. The Hour Glass Figure

Pencil skirts are the perfect choice for hourglass girls. Take a cue from the Kardashian clan, they are always seen rocking pencil skirts that accentuate and hug their curves. Hourglass girls are the luckiest in the group and pencil skirts are made for their body! Amidst the varied options available in pencils skirts, a high waist one will be the best for you. Pencil skirts can often look very corporate, so try and look for skirts in bright colours and prints for a more off-duty vibe.

3. The Pear-Shaped Girl

If your bottom half is slightly heavier than your top, then you are a pear shape. This also means your waist is the tiniest part of your body. Highlight your waist with a skirt that has a high waistline and a fit and flare bottom to camouflage your lower half.  You can even belt the waist to further draw attention to it. You are one body type that looks great in maxi skirts as well.

4. The Apple-Shaped Girl

You are an apple shape when most of your weight is concentrated in your middle section, while your hips are narrower and legs are leaner. Opt for high-waisted skirts for a more defined waistline, and choose a hem that ends right at your knee or a few inches above it, so you can flaunt your legs as well. You can also look for high-waisted skirts that flare over your midsection to conceal it.


Fashion enthusiast by birth, shopaholic by nature, and makeup maven by choice, Shikha serves you your daily dose of everything style and beauty, with a sprinkle of fabulousness!

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