The Best Skirt Style For Your Body Type

There’s at least one skirt style that’s sure to make your body look banging—find out which one here.

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    PHOTO: Viva Luxury

    From envelope minis and bodycon pencil skirts to sweeping midis and structured flounce skirts, there’s a whole wide world of skirts out there. But which one looks best on your body shape? We’ve got the answers ahead.

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    PHOTO: Viva Luxury

    If you’re an Apple (slim lower body, carry weight around your middle) you look fantastic in high-waisted flouncy skirts.

    Why?
    The waistband will hit at the smallest part of the torso and flare out over the stomach, masking the mid-section. Lastly, the short hemline will show off slender legs.

    Photo courtesy of Viva Luxury

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    There’s a reason apple-shaped women gravitate to pleated skirts like this ice blue one; they create structure to camouflage the stomach.

    Cameo Gerome Skirt ($138)

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    We may be getting ahead of ourselves, but we think we just found your new favorite going out skirt.

    ​Parker Filomena Leather Skirt ($330)

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    We’re all about this skirt’s structured silhouette and on-trend sporty vibe.

    ​Modern Citizen Mesh Skater Skirt ($64)

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    PHOTO: Sincerely Jules

    If you’re a Banana (waist, hip, and shoulders are all about the same width), you look fantastic in body-conscious mini skirts.

    Why?
    ​A form-fitting skirt will emphasize any curves you do have, and the short hemline will show off your slim legs.

    Photo courtesy of Sincerely Jules

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    A patterned mini skirt, like this polka dot one, is your best bet. The print will draw attention to your bottom-half, creating the illusion of curves.

    ​LOFT Tiny Dot Shift Skirt ($50)

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    All you need is a black tank to pair with this intricate beaded skirt. Your girls’ night out outfit never looked so good.

    ​Needle & Thread Geo Sundown Embellished Crepe Mini Skirt ($280)

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    The uneven hem is a clever way to emphasize your legs.

    ​Townsen Lattice Floral Skirt ($198)

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    PHOTO: Karla's Closet

    If you’re an Hourglass (curvy, with a well-defined waist) you look fantastic in pencil skirts.

    Why?
    A pencil skirt accentuates your curves, smoothing out thighs.

    ​Photo courtesy of Karla's Closet

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    The fitted high-waist on this pencil skirt will ensure your tiny waist is the center of attention.

    ​Cameo Pink Matter Pencil Skirt ($132)

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    Pencil skirts usually conjure images of office outfits, but this leopard denim version is perfect for the weekend.

    ​Current/Elliott The Soho Zip Stiletto Pencil Skirt ($188)

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    For those seeking a dramatic way to flaunt their curves, look no farther than this lace skirt. The peplum stands out from the body, making your waist seem even thinner in proportion to your hips.

    ​ONE by Cameo Rampart Skirt ($174)

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    PHOTO: Atlantic-Pacific

    If you’re a Pear (hips are the widest part of your body) you look fantastic in A-line skirts.

    Why?
    An A-line skirt highlights the smallest part of your waist, and flares out over hips, minimizing the width of your bottom half.

    ​Photo courtesy of Atlantic-Pacific

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    Midi skirts aren’t going anywhere for spring, and since the trend was practically made for your body type, we recommend you strike while the iron is hot with this striped version.

    JOA Striped Skirt ($88, more sizes here

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    The sheer eyelet panel sings of spring.

    ​Chelsea28 Eyelet Cotton Full Skirt ($78)

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    This might just be the prettiest print we’ve seen in a while.

    M Missoni Micro Vertical Fan-Stitch Skirt ($645)

    ​What's your favorite skirt style to wear? Let us know in the comments below!

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Filomena Leather Skirt

Filomena Leather Skirt

Parker, $330
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Gerome Skirt

Gerome Skirt

Cameo, $138
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Tiny Dot Shift Skirt

Tiny Dot Shift Skirt

LOFT, $50
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Geo Sundown Embellished Crepe Mini Skirt

Geo Sundown Embellished Crepe Mini Skirt

Needle & Thread, $280
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Lattice Floral Skirt

Lattice Floral Skirt

Townsen, $198
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Pink Matter Pencil Skirt

Pink Matter Pencil Skirt

Cameo, $132
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The Soho Zip Stiletto Pencil Skirt

The Soho Zip Stiletto Pencil Skirt

Current/Elliott, $188
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Rampart Skirt

ONE by Cameo, $174
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Eyelet Cotton Full Skirt

Chelsea28, $78
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Striped Skirt

Striped Skirt

JOA, $88
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Micro Vertical Fan-Stitch Skirt

Micro Vertical Fan-Stitch Skirt

M Missoni, $645
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Mesh Skater Skirt

Mesh Skater Skirt

Modern Citizen, $64
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