Skirts come in a wide variety of lengths and types. This comprehensive guide explains the differences and how to wear them. As with all apparel, skirts can be made in a variety of different fabrics — which typically determines if the skirt is casual, professional, or suitable for evening wear.
From A-line to pencil, hourglass to pear, there quite a few skirt styles, and as many body types. And, while we think when it comes to fashion, the number one rule is to wear what you like best, it can never hurt to know the most flattering option for when you’re getting ready in a pinch. In other words: There’s a reason we’re always seeing Kim Kardashian West in her signature pencil silhouette.
So which types of skirts and body shapes match up the best with each other? Today we’ve got the answers. Keep reading for our breakdown of which skirt styles look best with each body type, plus read about why and shop our on-trend skirt picks for the season ahead while you’re at it.
Week 5 already in our 49 Casual Style Challenge! This week it is all about skirts and how we can wear them in a casual chic way. It’s casual outfit formula and if you are interested in the other casual outfit formulas then check them out here.
The black skirt above is still a favorite after many years of wear and is my go-to casual skirt. I love the quirky unusual design and the thicker cotton fabric so I don’t have to wear anything underneath. Here I’m pairing it with an arty t-shirt I acquired in the sale at local store Nina & Bird.
Different industries can have wildly different interpretations of business casual, so do your research before your first day on the job. Finance and consulting are considered very conservative—your wardrobe might have to be in neutral colors. But if you’re in a creative industry like advertising, public relations or media, you have much more freedom to express your personal style.