A big part of shopping is not only looking for a good deal and something you like, but also finding what looks good on you. We’ve all suffered the fate of finding something that looks perfect on the hanger, trying it on and not being impressed with the final result. That’s because even if something looks awesome on the rack, it doesn’t mean you’ll necessarily love it on you. But at least it helps us narrow down the options, right?
With shopping experience, we start to learn what looks good on our varying body types; that usually goes on to inform what we shop for and purchase. But no matter how difficult you think you are to shop for, there are great options for YOU and your body type out there!
This week, we’re rounding up some of our favorite summer skirts, broken down by body type. (We already did this for summer dresses and tops!) While there are always exceptions and you should definitely wear something you love, we think these are some great starting points!
TALL AND SLIM
Each body type comes with both fashion pluses and minuses, just like anything else in life! Instead of wishing you were something else, embrace the body you’ve got and learn to work with it. When it comes to being tall, one of the greatest fashion advantages is being able to pull off floor length dresses and skirts so well. And if you’re also lanky, you can feel good wearing light colors and tricky fabrics like satin. (Forever 21, $25)
One of the benefits of being smaller is the ability to pull off busy patterns. This vintage-y rose reminds us of the bud from Beauty and the Beast! (Old Navy, $23)
TALL AND CURVY
When you’re curvy, one of the best things you can wear is a higher-waisted skirt with a fitted waist. This way, you’re accentuating your true waist. Darker colors are also helpful, though red is a big exception–it always looks stellar on! We love this eyelet pencil skirt that is both ladylike and fun. It’ll be a closet staple! (Forever 21, $20)
One of the big perks of being tall is not only being able to pull off longer skirts well, but also being able to rock that tricky mid-calf look. We love the chiffon fabric and purple hue of this skirt! (Nordstrom, $58). And while it’s pricey, we also adore this matte jersey skirt over at Talbots. The flouncy skirt is so fun!
SHORT AND SLIM
We love this basic, knee length striped skirt that’s the perfect style for slim shorties. The knit fabric and elastic waist will keep you super comfy, and the finished hemline keeps things neat and in place! Also comes in red. (Forever 21, $8)
This romantic skirt has a flounce just at the bottom, which is perfect for gals with slim legs. The classic shape on top works well for all figures and the flip at the bottom is so romantic and sweet! (Forever 21, $15)
SHORT AND CURVY
We think the high-low skirt looks awesome on the curvier ladies, especially if you’re on the shorter side. Since completely floor length dresses and skirts often make shorties look even shorter, this is a great way to get a bit of length in without shortening your legs. The fitted, high-ish waist also is super flattering! (Forever 21, $23)
On this model, the skirt is a little too short (likely because she is very tall), but on a shorter lady, it would be the perfect length! That’s something to always keep in mind when shopping online. This comfy linen skirt features every curvy girl’s best friend–a wrap around tie! This way, you can pull the skirt around at your true waist for a flattering effect. The pleats and slant pockets also flatter your curves. Also comes in peach. (Forever 21, $23)
Which of these skirts is your favorite? Is there another body type that we should be covering? What are your style tips for specific body types? Share your thoughts in the comments below!