Tips for Finding a Fashionable Skirt
There is no “skirting” around the fact that buying a new skirt is a complicated endeavor. Thanks to the Internet, you have millions of choices at your fingertips, even if you opt not to leave the house to go shopping. With all of those options available, how do you find a fun skirt you know you will keep wearing? What if you only wear it once? Is it a waste of money? Those are all valid questions. Here are some answers and tips for finding a fashionable skirt that will last.
Avoid buying a one-time-wear skirt
It is almost never a good idea to shop for a skirt to wear for a specific occasion. The skirt you choose might be great for that one day. However, it is then going to take up space unused in your closet. That is a poor investment, and it also adds clutter to your wardrobe.
If you need a skirt for a certain occasion, make sure the one you choose can also work well on other occasions. Most skirts are like the chameleons of the clothing world. They can be changed or adapted to work well for many purposes. Simple things like wearing different tops or shoes with multi-purpose skirts can make them look and feel totally different in various situations. Therefore, the trick is to buy a skirt you feel comfortable wearing and then wear it frequently in different ways.
Identify your best features before choosing a skirt
Ideally, any skirt you buy should highlight your best features. Comfort is important, but you also want to present the best appearance possible. Therefore, you need to have an understanding of how different skirt types look, given your figure.
If you have wide hips, or a pear-shaped figure, choose a skirt that draws attention to your waistline. An A-Line skirt that is narrow at the waist and widens toward the knees is a good choice. If your figure is more like an hourglass, opt for a pencil skirt. A solid black pencil skirt is ideal because the shape highlights your figure. Meanwhile, the color is appropriate for many different venues.
Factor your height into your skirt choice
Body shape is only one important physical characteristic to assess when choosing a skirt. You also have to consider your height. That is because your height combined with the length of the skirt you choose can drastically change how that skirt looks on you.
The longer a skirt is, the less leg it shows. In general, the less leg you have showing, the shorter your legs will appear. That effect can also make you look shorter than you are from head to toe. With that in mind, it is typically best to choose shorter skirts when you are already short and longer skirts if you are tall. Doing so can help you maintain a proportional look.
Play with proportions in an informed way
Once you know how skirt proportionality works, you can take some liberties with it to create any look you want. For example, as a tall person you do not always have to wear long skirts. Similarly, you do not have to stick to short skirts when you are a short person. You can deliberately opt to skew the proportions slightly, or you can regain a proportional appearance by doing simple things like changing your footwear.
Choose a skirt based on your lifestyle and location
The skirt you choose also needs to be appropriate for your lifestyle and location. If you live in a cold location or lead an active lifestyle, you might appreciate a skirt made out of warm, durable fabric, such as a wool or cotton blend. On the other hand, a light satin skirt is excellent for a warm climate, especially if you plan to wear it for a more subdued occasion, such as a dinner party.
Put everything together to make the perfect skirt choice
As you can see, there is a lot to think about before you buy a skirt. It is important to add all of the factors together to find the best balance. When you do so, remember that these are only guidelines. There is no such thing as a bad skirt, as long as you are comfortable in it.
Article written by Tim Hamilton
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