Women's skirts come in many a style, from the simple A-line to the peasant skirt to pleated skirts and mini skirts. Skirt styles are forever changing. Hemlines rise and drop, pleats come and go and fabrics are mixed and matched to arrive at outfits that range from casual chic to the bizarre.
Don't fall prey to fleeting fashion trends. Instead opt for skirt styles that work for you. Take a look at the many avatars of skirts, from the ever-popular denim skirt to gypsy skirts and more!
Skirts made of sheer fabrics are flattering to a full figure. Choose pleated skirts in fabrics and styles that flatter your figure. A flounce skirt can create a slimmer look for a woman with full hips. Do not go in for a gathered skirt if you want to camouflage a thick waist. The pleated knee skirt is a classic favorite with many women. Go in for an A-line skirt if you are heavier on the stomach and hips. A straight skirt style hides big thighs. Monochromatic skirts and dresses can lend a slimming effect.
If you must go in for a pleated skirt, opt for pleats that begin below the hips. The hemlines of women's skirts have risen and fallen over the decades. From ankle length peasant skirts to mid-calf pleated skirts, short skirts or even mini skirts, skirts have seen them all. Never go for a skirt that is wider than long.
For ease of movement, you can go in for side slits or back slits. Skirts this season range from mini to knee length to mid-calf or even ankle length gypsy skirts. Asymmetrical hemlines are also hot on the fashion scene.
Women's skirts in colors such as charcoal gray, navy or deep green or deep wine and raisin can help you look thinner. Play around with style and texture too. Mix and match skirts with cashmere turtlenecks, scarves and jackets. Skirts can be selected in knits or jacquards, chiffon or plaid or denim or light cotton voile. There are interesting options with lacework skirts and satin and silk skirts. What better way to lounge around in the house than to go in for casual cotton blend or denim skirts!
Peasant skirts are easy flowing and comfortable chic Ankle-length peasant skirts are usually made of cotton voile or fabrics that fall well. Slip into a carefree peasant skirt for a breezy fashion style. Match it with a tank top and complete the look with wrap sandals or espadrilles. Long skirts such as the peasant skirt tend to flatter slim and tall women.
A gypsy skirt worn with boots is ideal for day wear. Wear a slinky top with the gypsy skirt and slip into a shimmering strapped sandal…and you are ready to party away. Opt for a crumpled fabric or go in for multi-layered multi-tiered style. Contrast the materials - wear a chunky knit top over a flimsy gypsy skirt. If your gypsy skirt has colors and bold prints, wear a subtler top to tone it down. A gypsy skirt is much like the circle skirt that hangs smoothly from the waist sans darts, pleats or gathers but is full nevertheless.
Denim is a versatile and popular fabric that never goes out of style. Little wonder that denim skirts are a must-have on any woman's wardrobe, be it a short mini skirt or a pleated skirt or even one that is funky and bohemian. Team up a denim skirt with a tank top or a ladylike shirt. Embellish your denim skirt with metallic or colored decorative patches.