Knitted skirts are versatile and easy to wear, and are ideal for mix and matching with any number of tops. Find out more about the benefits a knitted skirt can bring to your wardrobe:
A knitted skirt is a skirt made from a natural fibre, such as sheep's wool or alpaca wool. A knitted skirt can also be made from a blend of manmade fibres, such as acrylic and polyester, although there is often a percentage of natural fibre within the blend. The knit can range from a fine rib or to a chunky cable knit. Knitted skirts were perhaps at the height of their popularity in the 1970s, when they were sometimes used to create floor length maxi skirts in vibrant colours and stripes. Crochet mini skirts- crochet is a form of knitting - as well as longer varieties, were also popular amongst the young at the time.
Womens knitted skirts are sometimes worn as part of a suit, a classic matching outfit that always looks elegant and stylish, for more formal occasions. A geometric design of black and white, in a well-fitting suit, would definitely make a statement when worn with black tights and a high-quality black leather handbag.
Knitted skirts can make your figure look great if you choose a style that accentuates your figure. Here are some tips on how to choose a knitted skirt to suit your body shape:
To minimise the proportionally large hips and thighs of characteristically pear shaped figures, choose a knee length knitted skirt that is made of stretchy fabric and is figure hugging. A skirt that flares out around the knees and skims over the hips would also be very flattering. You could wear it with a V-necked top, possibly with a belt around the waist. Teamed with leather boots, it's a look that could be worn on any number of smart-casual occasions. Full or A-line knitted skirts can also flatter a pear-shaped figure, if worn with a clingy or fitted top.
Any length of knitted skirt could work on apple shaped figures; the important thing is to choose a knitted skirt that is not full as the aim is to draw the eye-line downwards, away from the larger tummy and chest. An empire line top in a dark colour would flatter this type of figure as the fabric is designed to flow over areas that you might wish to minimise. Worn with a knitted skirt in a pattern, possibly brightly coloured, this could be a feminine and eye-catching outfit, especially if accessorised with an attractive necklace to accentuate the neckline of the empire line top. For added comfort, look for knitted skirts with a good amount of stretch in the fabric and possibly an elasticated waistband.
If you are lucky enough to have a figure with the proportions of an hour glass, the world is your oyster when it comes to knitted skirts as virtually all knitted skirts are designed with this body shape in mind. You can express your personality and sense of fashion in any way you choose. Why not choose a dark pink knitted skirt in a decorative jacquard and wear with a matching top?
If you are tall and slim with a boyish figure, you are also lucky enough to suit most styles. You could show off long and slender legs with a knitted mini skirt or flared A-line skirts, which could add dimension to you lower half if that is what you desire.
Whatever type of knitted skirt you choose, there are a few things to bear in mind. One is to always follow the care instructions in the inside label as washing and drying instructions can vary considerably according to the type of fabric from which it is made. If it is made from wool, for example, washing at too hot a temperature could result in the skirt shrinking, which would be a pity. Another tip is to always buy the most expensive knitted skirt you can afford, as more expensive garments tend to be better quality and longer lasting. Finally, if buying a skirt with a zip fastening, always run it up and down a few times first before purchasing as faulty zips are extremely annoying.