What Kind of Skirt Most Flatters Your Body Type?


Whether you are looking for a skirt for work or play, make sure you find the right one for your body type. The right skirt can create curves, hide hips, elongate legs and define a waist. No matter what shape you are -- curvy, petite or plus-size -- there is a skirt that will help flatter you.

Pear Shape

If your bottom half is curvier than your top half, you know you are a pear shape. Look for skirts that accentuate your tiny waist to flatter your body type. A poufy or a-line skirt that hits above the knee will help disguise your hips and thighs while still showing off your legs. Pair the skirt with a fitted top to keep the look balanced.


If you are lacking curves in all the right places, you can still create the illusion of some with a skirt. Form-fitting styles will help create curves where there are none. Feminine accessories added to the skirt such as ruffles, pleats and bows can also help create a curvalicious frame as well.


Shorter ladies should head for shorter hemlines. Short skirts will help to create the visual effect of longer legs. A “Glamour” article on skirts suggests pairing a short skirt with flesh-toned shoes that will help elongate legs even further. If you aren’t prepared to don a mini skirt, look for one that hits above the knee instead.

Plus Size

Show off your curves, don’t hide them. Seek out sexy pencil skirts and slim a-line shapes that will help define a waist line. Avoid any skirts that have billowy fabrics that will add bulk instead of slim you down. And even though you want to find sleek skirts, just make sure you aren’t picking out ones that are skin tight – make sure they skim your curves, not squeeze them.

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