From A-line to pencil, hourglass to pear, there quite a few skirt styles, and as many body types. And, while we think when it comes to fashion, the number one rule is to wear what you like best, it can never hurt to know the most flattering option for when you're getting ready in a pinch. In other words: There's a reason we're always seeing Kim Kardashian West in her signature pencil silhouette. So which types of skirts and body shapes match up the best with each other? Today we've got the answers. Keep reading for our breakdown of which skirt styles look best with each body type, plus read about why and shop our on-trend skirt picks for the season ahead while you're at it.
If you’re an apple (slim lower body, carry weight around your middle) you look fantastic in high-waisted flouncy skirts.
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.
Available in sizes 0 to 12.
Available in sizes 0 to 10.
Available in sizes 4 to 12.
If you’re a banana (waist, hip, and shoulders are all about the same width), you look fantastic in body-conscious mini skirts.
A form-fitting skirt will emphasize any curves you do have, and the short hemline will show off your slim legs.
Available in sizes S to L.
Available in sizes 14 to 24.
Available in sizes 0 to 14.
If you’re an hourglass (curvy, with a well-defined waist) you look fantastic in pencil skirts.
A pencil skirt accentuates your curves, smoothing out thighs.
Available in sizes XS to XL.
Available in sizes 1X to 3X.
If you’re a pear (hips are the widest part of your body) you look fantastic in A-line skirts.
An A-line skirt highlights the smallest part of your waist, and flares out over hips, minimizing the width of your bottom half.
Available in sizes XS to M.
Available in sizes XS to L.