It’s amazing how different they can be
made to look by something as
simple as changing the length, fit or fabric. They can look
dramatically different just by the other pieces of clothing and
accessories you choose to pair up with it.
A few basic silhouettes: straight, round and
triangle and from these basic shapes comes in endless styles and
designs. And, added to those styles are density of fabric and length
and voila we have more styles then we know what to do with.
make this easy, lets focus on the truly basic types. These basic
types come in five styles. These styles are known by
different names with some variations of styles.
The five styles are: A-line, Pencil, Circle, Pleated and Wrap. Let’s
explore the different ones and the best ones for your body type
A hobble is probably the sexiest skirt around. It is a form
fitting skirt that is very narrow at the hemline and usually lands
somewhere between the lower part of your calf and your toes. A
pencil is a later variation of the hobble . The
hobble got its name because, women had to hobble in them.
The Pencil Skirt
A pencil also known as a sheath,
straight and sometimes a
stovepipe, though stovepipes are truly straight from the hips down. A
pencil hugs your waist and hips and depending upon the variation
tapers gently at your knees often with a slit on the side, back or
front to make walking easier.
Depending on how tapered it is, it can really show off your
shape. It can help create a waistline if you don't have a defined one
like women who have a rectangular shaped body. And it is an excellent
choice for curvy women who are proud of their
curves and want to show them off. How to choose a pencil for
your body type?
Top Heavy Body Types & Rectangular Body Types
The best pencil for you are those that have detail like flap
pockets or patch pockets to accentuate your hips while also creating
balance with your top half. If you’re a minimalist or like
classic chic clothing with very little detail, then look for a simple
pencil skirt made of fabric that has some texture or attention-grabbing
Bottom Heavy Body Type
The pencil is a little trickier to find for this body type.
an a-line, pencils have a tendency to accentuate your body
because their meant to hug the hips.
If you really love this one then look for one that is unadorned and
comes in a solid color with no pockets and a flat waistband. Choose one
the fits your hips and have the waist taken in for the best fit. Also
look for one with Lycra in it or choose a knit.
Curvy Body Types
I think a pencil was made for your body type in mind.
The biggest challenge you’ll have is fitting your hips and waist,
so concentrate on fitting
your hips and if necessary have the waist brought in.
Depending on the your style you can choose to accentuate your hips or
minimize them. To minimize them follow the advice given for bottom
heavy body types and to accentuate them read the information for
top-heavy body types.
Related page of womens skirts
to fit a Wrap and Circle
to fit a Long and A-line