Shopping for Skirts

by Anna P. | December 23rd, 2011 | Women's Fashion

A skirt is a fun alternative to jeans or pants. Flirty and distinctively feminine, a skirt can easily turn a top, blouse, or tank to a dress. Even if you prefer pants to dresses, owning a few extra skirts will make all the difference in your wardrobe. Here is a list of styles you should have in your closet.

A-Line Skirts

The A-line skirt is one of the most universally flattering styles. For women with proportionally large hips, this skirt balances out the body with a design that flares out. For women with slightly boyish figures, the A-line will create the illusion of hips. It’s a win-win style for all!

Pencil Skirt

The pencil skirt is a classic that can easily be dressed up or down. You can pair a simple black wool pencil skirt with a crisp white oxford blouse for the office and switch to a sparkly sequin top for evening. If you can afford it, you should try to purchase two pencil skirts: one in black and one in brown or cream.

Long Skirt

A summer fashion staple, a long skirt can easily go from downtown bohemian to evening elegance with the right tops and accessories. It’s so easy to make a skirt last throughout the fall; just add a lightweight cardigan or fitted hoodie. Remember that a long skirt should never hide the lower portion of your body, instead it should just flow.

Mini Skirt

A mini skirt is one of the more trickier items you can own, but once you find the perfect style that works for you, you will wonder how you lived for so long without one. First and foremost, you need to understand that not all minis are super short. Ideally, you want a skirt that doesn’t go much further than above your knee, and you want a style that’s got some movement. If it looks and makes you feel terrific, you have a winner!

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