Ways to find the perfect skirt

Is there any other piece of clothes as feminine as a skirt? Well, a dress can be the competition, but they´re basically from the same base so we’ll say no. From the beginning of times, the skirt has represented women, vanity, and flirting. It’s a piece that has even been objects of criticism because when it first started to make shorter became the symbol of women’s independence all over the world. Remember the 60’s and the miniskirt?

The problem with skirts is that, as it happens with jeans, we don’t always know which one is the best for us. We love them all, but not all of them fit as they should. But the good news is that, as it happens with those jeans we love, you just have to dig a little dipper to find out which skirt type is the perfect one for you. As you might have implied by now, it all comes from knowing your body shape really well and learn how to work with it: which silhouette is better, which longs, patterns… everything adds value to your style and will not only make you the chicest, but the one who feels more comfortable in her own skin… and clothes.

Here’s a little advice that will always work when you’re wearing a skirt… and is how the long of the skirt, the occasion, and your age are related. Yes, I said age, because there’s nothing less chic than an older woman trying to look like she’s on her 20’s… Like my grandmother used to say: “when age number goes up, the hem of the skirt needs to do down”. As for the occasion or the dress code, once again the advice goes for avoiding too short skirt on corporative or formal environments. It is not comfortable nor practical. There’s nothing more annoying than pulling down the skirt every five minutes.

Aside from that ‘golden rule’, here are some tips that can be useful to find the perfect skirt for you or your body type:

Pencil skirt

Let’s start with the tricky ones, which can work on almost every body type out there if we use it carefully. The key to an awesome pencil skirt is the fit. Let’s give the cotton stretch ones to the thinner girls and look for a better fabric, with more structure and a solid color, if you’re curvy. These skirts are excellent for the office in every color, just keep in mind that the more fitted, the more ‘revealing’, so you have to make sure your underwear is appropriate. Tip: wear spandex shorts, they’re the best support system.

Maxiskirts

Also a favorite, especially because of their ‘boho-chic’ vibe for the weekend. However, it can be an alternative for office days as well, if you know how to use it. If you’re a short girl, go for one that fits you on the waist and pair it with heels to add a few inches. Choose a light fabric for the weekends and something more sophisticated for weekdays, maybe the office. Important: it doesn’t matter if you’re tall or short, a maxi skirt was not made for you to let your feet show. Never.
Add some volume
Those girls with a square or rectangular figure have a great secret in two different types of skirts: globe and ‘A’ line. The first ones are not so popular these days, but the second ones are one of the biggest trends right now. Whether they’re ‘midi’ or a little bit shorter, they help create that optical balance between the top and the bottom part of your body. If you think you need extra volume, try a printed skirt, you won’t regret it.

An elegant length

We’ve been hearing the word midi for a while now, but in case you haven’t, it means a length that goes right below the knee and it has become a big trend that has been in our closet for a few seasons now. This length can be both casual and elegant and looks awesome on every body type. My favorite is the A-line skirt. If you have one you have a treasure. If not, find one and try to get it in a very nice fabric. This season’s hottest item? The pleated A-skirt in metallic colors.