skirts are all too often an overlooked item. They
create drama however they’re worn; they simple leave a wake in their
path. They can be replacements for slacks or dresses. They are very
chameleon like because they can go from Goth to bohemian to formal and
back again. They’re just cool.
They are a fabulous option for women who have a tough time fitting
pants or dresses. Their super comfortable in the summer because of the
natural ventilation, yet with a pair of leggings or tight they’re great
in the winter.
The next time you to dress up and need something really formal;
consider going long (remember Sharon stone at the Oscars). It can
be just as dressy as any formal dress.
The advantage is, if
your upper half and lower half are dramatically different sizes you
might find buying separates much easier then a dress that you would
have to have altered to fit you.
For length, (particularly if its formal) they
just skim the top of the toe box of your heels. if your skirt hits the
floor it looks beautiful but you might find if the occasion requires
you to move around very much or dance, your skirt may get in the way of
you having a good time.
Flattering for All Body Types.
What is an A-Line ?
An a-line (also known as a bell) is
triangle shaped without gathers or pleats. It is narrow at the waist
and wider as it goes towards the floor. It is one of the most versatile
one around and is flattering regardless of body type. It
is an essential skirt for bottom heavy body types.
Bottom Heavy Body Types
An a-line is perfect for you. Choose a simple version, one without
pockets (unless they’re inseam pockets) or any
detail around the hips or thighs. If its knee length then
some detail at the hem would be really cool even a bit of flare will
minimize the size or your hips.
To minimize your bottom half remember: no thin fabric, no stiff
fabrics, nothing clingy and no bold prints just a nice weight fabric
that hangs well.
Curvy Body Types
You have body symmetry, so if you’re looking to minimize your hips then
the advice for bottom heavy women will apply to you. Just keep in mind
that you want to maintain some symmetry with your top half.
Top Heavy Body Types And Rectangular Body Types
Choose an a-line that has some interesting detail at the top part
of the hips like pockets or interesting fabric embellishment.
Also a stiffer fabric with a pattern, if you like will give you
symmetry with your top half. Keep it simple at the hemline. For the
rectangular body type, look for an interesting waistband or
attention-grabbing belt to help give definition to your waist.
|Yves Saint Laurent