They are a must for walks on the beach, and are a more elegant option than trousers at smart evening events : Skirts can be playful or sophisticated and are ta typical female garment. Knee length or floor length, a slim-fit or a flowing cut full of movement – skirts create versatile combinations, making them suitable for summer and winter with tights.
Mini, midi, maxi – how much leg should be revealed? Skirt lengths can be flattering and a good choice for any occasion.
Mini skirts are irresistible with slim, tanned legs. In winter they can also be worn with tights. Featuring playful floral patterns, stripes or plain colours: there are so many different styles of women’s skirts and depending on their material, they can be worn casually or in the workplace. Skirts that end just above the knee are especially flattering to the feminine shape while not revealing too much. Combined with a smart blouse and a blazer, a mini skirt can be a respectable item of clothing for special occasions.
Midi skirts are perfect for anyone who would like to hide under a little extra fabric. They go past the knee or to the calves and are a particularly feminine choice.
Wide flowing skirts and delicate pastel hues combined with matching high heels and a cute blouse: It doesn’t get more romantic than that. Anyone wishing to fully cover their legs without having to do without the airy comfort of skirts can opt for an elegant maxi skirt.
A cropped or a tucked in top will look best with a very long skirt. It flatters the figure, highlights the waist and conceals little problem areas. Shoes with heels have a visual lengthening effect on the body and they can be conveniently combined. A wonderful summer look, however, can also be achieved with sandals.
Ample and flowing or slim-fitting? That is the question. Women’s skirts vary not only in length but also in shape. The boundaries are fluent and there are always new designs. Skirts can be divided into the following general categories:
Each style is ladylike in its own right and an unspoken obligation for certain occasions - no matter how smart top-pleated trousers or suits can be, skirts are usually a better choice for a wedding or a dance.
This style of skirt suits everybody. It widens slightly towards the hem without being overly fluttery and it skilfully highlights the female waistline. The body shape is emphasised by a slim-fit shirt - a loose fitting blouse, on the other hand, can be used to conceal slightly broader hips.
A-line skirts can vary in length, ranging from mini to floor length and they should be selected to match the body type. It is also a matter of the occasion: Cotton skirts are great for warm summer days, while high quality silk A-line skirt will look lovely for a formal dinner.
Pencil skirts are the classic choice in business wear. They are slim-fitting and are ideally combined with loose-fitting tops: How about a cute blouse or a trendy oversized jumper? The only important thing to remember is to tuck the top into the waistband of the skirt, to create a flattering shape. That’s how you get the famous hourglass shape.
Elasticated skirts are ideal if you work sitting down al lot; they are comfortable and don’t constrict. Be careful when you walk: The slim fit will force you to take smaller steps.
Contrary to popular belief, pleated skirts are not just for slim body types. It all depends on the material and the shape: Longer skirts made from a firm material create a slim waistline and a feminine look. The numerous folds and lines of pleated skirts will visually lengthen your figure; skirts with only one or a few inverted pleats don’t really do that.
Anyone ready to try something new may consider combining a pleated skirt with a loosely-fitted top or even with a jumper to invent their own, individual style. Combined with a turtleneck shirt or a slim-fitting blouse, the skirt makes for a smart look that becomes a true eye-catcher when worn with pumps.
The 90s trend of culottes is currently experiencing a revival. The garment is a cross between trousers and a skirt and is loose fitting around the leg, but still offers all the convenience of a pair of trousers. Culottes can be matched for a sporty or an elegant look and are particularly flattering when worn with a slim-fit top. High heeled shoes are recommended to balance out proportions.
There is room for the young girl’s dream even in a lady’s wardrobe. This classic item is available in all lengths and in many designs. Summery flowers will turn a floor-length skirt into a summer dream, while a short black circle skirt combined with tights and a loose-fitting jumper is perfect for a winter night.
A flared hem and high waistline to conceal a problematic belly, are characteristic of these airy skirts. There is little that can go wrong with a circle skirt - and so much that can go right!
Dresses and skirts are the most basic essentials in a woman’s wardrobe. Jeans may be a go-to item for every day wear - but if you are looking for a smart and feminine style, then it will have to be a skirt. The degree of elegance of a skirt is decided by the fabric it is made of. Women’s skirts are usually made of:
The denim skirt in jeans look is an extra sporty option. Cotton, linen and synthetic fibres are airy summer options, with lightweight material fluttering in the breeze. Jersey skirts are a good choice for casual outfits as well as for the office.
Those who would rather not spend winter without skirts can wear them over tights in dark colours. Knitted skirts made of soft wool with their extra warming properties are just what you need. A leather skirt is a more striking choice for a daring outfit with boots and a smart blouse. Skirts make your midsection look slimmer and your legs look longer - it all depends on the look you want to achieve.