Women come in all shapes and sizes, so we all look better in different things. However, often women don’t dress to the best of their body frame potential, and as a result may look like they are exploding out of their clothing, or being drowned in them. Here are a few quick tips on how best to wear a skirt, regardless of what your frame is.
If you’re short, regardless of how large or small you are, avoid too-long skirts. Skirts should never go down to your ankles. as this just makes you look shorter. You don’t want to go so high as to be wearing a mini skirt, but keep your length between an inch above the knee to about mid-calf for the most appealing silhouette. For larger frames, stay away from ample layers of material and stick with solid colors or a simple pattern on a white or bold print. Pleats are great, but stay away from bows or pockets that can make you look hippier. A thick wasted belt gives a greater illusion of a slimmer waist on a larger frame, where a pencil skirt is great for slimmer bodies, elongating the leg and giving a hippy appearance. For slimmer gals, pockets and flair also work great to add volume. Short ladies should avoid loud prints and too much color that drowns out the poor wearer.
Average height and tall ladies can wear skirts as long as they’d like, although skirts down to the floor can make you appear taller. You can get away with any style print, but wear thinner belts to accentuate your length. Heavier women who are tall once again should stay away from too much material and bows or pockets, and pleats are great. Skirts that are form-fitting should flair out at the end or ruffle to balance out a curvy frame, whereas a slimmer frame should stick close to the body and wear a dark color to accentuate less visible hips. A belt around the waist creates an illusion of large hip to waist ratio on slimmer women who are tall. All tall women can wear bold prints, but not so much as to overtake the wearer. Large bold print is more attractive than a series of tiny prints all over, due to the amount of material taller people wear to fit their frames.
If wearing a shorter skirt, balance it out with darker leggings and flat shoes. You can wear a mini if you are slim and short so long as you are wearing tights. Short people can wear heels, taller people in minis should wear flats to avoid cheapening the look. For heavier of fuller figured frames, wear a mini with ruffling at the ends or pleating to balance out the body, and wear slight heels to create a slimmer silhouette.
The key to any skirt wearing is to make sure it fits but is not too tight. You should not be able to make out a woman’s crotch (that noticeable v) in her skirt, and she should not have it riding up so high when she sits down that you can see her panties. Also, avoid a pantie line when wearing a skirt. Your skirt may be amazing, but if we can all see your granny panties in the back and sides of your skirt, you’re losing points. Thongs or boy shorts can alleviate the harsh pantie lines skirts create.