15 Types Of Skirts

A skirt is one piece of garment that can transform your look instantly. It has the power to change the vibe of your outfit to reflect your mood. How you ask? There are so many types of skirts that there’s one for every body type and occasion. What are they? Do you know them all? If yes, do you know how to style them? If no, you should. So, let’s look at different type of skirts, and which ones look best on different body types.

15 Different Types Of Skirts Patterns

1. Flare Skirts

Flare Skirts

A flared skirt is very similar to an A-line skirt, except that it is mostly short and flares out a lot more than your A-line. As it moves down, it circles out and covers your bottom. When you are styling a flared skirt, wear a fitted top so that you don’t create a very wide silhouette.

2. Broomstick Skirt


Broomstick Skirt

Broomstick skirts were a big hit in the 70s and 80s. But, just like everything else from that era, they are making a comeback, especially for people who love anything hippie or boho. So, if you are in the mood for a Bohemian adventure, go on and pick up this crinkled beauty. It’s easy to style and sets the right mood.

3. Mini Skirts

Mini Skirts

One skirt that remains dear to most generations is the mini skirt. Just as the name goes, it stops halfway down your thighs and is straight cut. It comes in a variety of fabrics, but leather, rexine, and denim go well with this style.

4. Pleated Skirts

Pleated Skirts

In this style, the fabric around the waist is gathered and sewn to create pleats. Pleated skirts usually come in lighter fabrics like organza, silk, and satin because thicker fabrics can make the pleats balloon out and give them an awkward shape.

5. Maxi Skirts

Maxi Skirts

Maxi skirts are long and usually low-waisted. They are sleek, worn below your belly button, and go down past your shins. This are a little different from your long skirts and look great on tall women. They are, of course, a summer staple.

6. Long Skirt

Long Skirt

Long skirts, just like maxi skirts, run till your ankles. However, they are not narrow or straight-cut like maxis. They are just long and come in all kinds of patterns and fabrics.

7. A-Line Skirt

A-Line Skirt

A-line skirts are perfect for parties as they are quite elegant. They are usually knee-length but come in all sizes. This is why this is one of the most sought-after patterns. While the waistline remains straight, the hemline broadens a little as it moves down.

8. Tutu Skirts

Tutu Skirts

Tutu skirts were originally a ballet costume and a childhood birthday dress for most of us. Even though they are still worn in those settings, designers have also found ways to wear them just like any other skirts. They may not be an everyday staple, but they’re sure a great party outfit idea.

9. Skater Skirts

Skater Skirts

Skater skirts are short, cute, and chic. They are a fun mix of A-line and circle skirts, except they are shorter. Skater skirts are not heavy duty and have a very informal vibe to them because of the light fabrics used to make them. They are perfect for an outing with friends, a date, or a party.

10. Ball Gown Skirt

Ball Gown Skirt

A ball gown skirt balloons out from below your waist and goes down to your feet. However, it’s the ankle length and asymmetrical ball gown skirts that are trending right now.

11. Wrap Around Skirts

Wrap Around Skirts

Wrap or wrap around skirts come without elastic around the waistband and are very much like sarongs. You just have to wrap them around yourself and tie on one side. They are great for summer days at the beach.

12. Hoop Skirts

Hoop Skirts

Hoop skirts originated in the Victorian times and literally have a hoop stitched around the hemline at the bottom. They were a traditional attire for women in the olden times and had two-three layers stitched into them, finished off with a lace overlay.

13. Ballet Skirt

Ballet Skirt

The ballet skirt is not very different from your tutu skirt. It is just shorter and more circular. Ballet skirts usually come in pastels and muted undertones. However, you can find them in all sorts of colors in the market if you just look around a little bit.

14. Pencil Skirt

Pencil Skirt

Pencil skirts are slim and straight and usually taper as they go down. You can wear them formally and informally – depending on the fabric and pattern of the skirt.

15. High Waisted Skirt

High Waisted Skirt

High-waisted skirts can be a combination of different styles of skirts. Unlike other skirts, the waistband sits above your belly button, and that little detail makes a world of difference to the outfit. A-line, skater, denim, pencil, and mini skirts with a high-waist look impeccably stylish.

As easy as skirts are to style and wear, there are some things you need to consider before deciding on an outfit. For instance, you need to make sure that the style of your skirt flatters your body type. Listed below are a few things you need to keep in mind in this regard.

Types Of Skirts For Different Body Types

Types Of Skirts For Different Body Types

1. Pear-Shaped

Pear-shaped bodies are so in right now. Thanks to the Kardashian sisters, the world is embracing big butts, and people are flaunting them like nobody’s business. So, wear skirts that enhance it for you. High-waisted, pencil, and denim skirts will look good on you. If you don’t like that idea, wear structured tops and skirts made of light fabrics to create a balance.

2. Apple-Shaped

Apple body types are quite similar to pear-shaped bodies, except that your shoulders are slightly broader and proportionate to your lower body. A-line, maxi, wrap around, and pleated skirts will look lovely on you. Let the tops be simple and without too much overlay.

3. Hourglass

If you are an hourglass figured divas, you know that just about anything looks supremely stylish on you. Having said that, pencil skirts look exceptionally good on you. If you want to add some flare below your hips, A-line and skater skirts are some great options.

4. Rectangle

Maxi or pleated skirts are great for this body type. Since your upper and lower body are almost proportional, straight cuts will look nice on you. However, if you want to create an illusion of curves, go with tops that are relatively light and breezy, especially when you are opting for flared patterns.

5. Petite

Petite body frames, just like the hourglass, are easy to work with. However, the trick is to add a little definition to accentuate your curves. Pleated, A-line, and flared skirts will do just that. Make sure to avoid skirts that stop at your calves.

Whether it is a Christmas party or a night out with friends – a skirt can help you with all of it and more. Sometimes, even the same skirt can be transformed completely to create different looks. What is your favorite kind of skirt? How do you prefer styling it? Let us know by dropping in a text in the comments section below.

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