12 March, 2014

10 Different Styles of skirts

Skirts are a main part of every woman’s wardrobe and they come in many different styles. Skirts suit every age group- young girls to mature women. Skirts will always remind you of your school days. When selecting skirts, try to select the colors and patterns that compliment your body type. Colorful or printed skirts have to be matched more carefully than plain or solid ones. Below are ten different styles of skirts. You can style each skirt differently and accessorize them to give them casual or formal look. The choice of your footwear also gives them casual or formal look. Day time skirt can be easily given an evening look, by choosing different top or shoes or hairdo. Also it depends on the material of the skirt, whether they are casual or formal. They can be woolen material, linens, silks, taffeta or plain basic cotton skirts. They can be knee length, calf length, or ankle length. 

1. A-Line Skirt

The A - line skirt is narrow at the waist and then tapers as it reaches towards the below, like A shape. They are wider at the hemline than at the waistline. They can be knee length, calf length, or ankle length. 

2. Broomstick Skirt

Broomstick skirts are either knee-length or ankle length and they have a wrinkled appearance. 

3. Bubble Skirt

Bubble skirts  are scrunched up at the hem, giving them a bubbled look at the hemline. The length of these are almost always above the knees and they have a very playful look. 

4. Umbrella Skirt

Umbrella skirts form a perfect circle when laid out flat on the ground. To make them, a sheet of fabric is placed flat on the ground, and then a large circle is cut out of it. Then a smaller circle is cut out in the center for the waist. When worn, it drapes down around the body in waves. 

5. Mermaid Skirt

Mermaid skirts are fitted at the waist, fuller around the hips, narrow at the knees, and then they flare out at the heels.

6. Mini Skirt

Mini skirts are very short.

7. Peasant Skirt

Peasant skirts are similar to broomstick skirts without the wrinkled look. They have several horizontal layers. The layers can be made with the same fabric or they can have different fabrics for each layer.
8. Pencil Skirt
Pencil skirts are body hugging skirts. They are straight cut. They give a very formal, business look specially when worn with shirts or a blazer.

9. Pleated Skirt

Pleated skirts have vertical pleats running up and down the skirt all the way around. When there is movement, the skirt appears to open up. You have an option of having it with or without pockets.

10. Wrap Skirt

Wrap skirts are made with large sheets of fabric that are designed to wrap around the waist and tie on the side of the hip. 
Some skirts can have a slit or a small opening either at the side or at the back for better movement.

How to Wear Skirts Based on Body Type

Skirts can give women an attractive, feminine look if they are worn right. Many ladies feel that skirts can only be worn by slim women with an hourglass figure. However, this is not the case because there are styles of skirts available to compliment any body type. The chart below discusses what skirts can be worn to compliment each figure.

Body Type

What to Wear

Bottom Heavy

Skirts actually flatter this figure more than pants do. Wear tapered skirts like the A-line and stay away from anything that is tight around the bottom.

Curvy Figure

Curvy figures can wear anything and are best complimented by tighter skirts that show off the body.

Flat Bottom

Flat bottomed women can wear tighter skirts to make their rear appear bigger. Skirts that are scrunched at the waistline also give the appearance of size. Avoid skirts like the A-line or fishtail that will make the bottom look flatter.

Larger Stomach

Ladies with larger stomachs can wear tapered skirts that do not have waistbands. Avoid anything that is tight around the waistline.


Those without curves can create them by selecting skirts that are shorter and fuller. Anything that adds volume to the bottom half of the body will help. Bubble skirts or anything that scrunches up at the waistline will be attractive.

Short Figure

Shorter women should not wear skirts that extend past the knees. Slimmer skirts and slightly tapered skirts will give the appearance of height.

Tall Figure

Taller women can wear calf length or knee length skirts to help break up long legs and make them look well proportioned.

Top Heavy

Top heavy women should wear the same skirts as non-curvy women. They need to add volume to the lower half of the body to create a balanced look.
Women can enhance their figure to the fullest by choosing the skirt styles that best compliment their body.