7 Types of Skirt to Add to Your Wardrobe
Skirts are easily one of the most flattering and easy-to-wear items you can have in your wardrobe. As a versatile piece, we love experimenting with styling the skirts as they can be effortlessly worn all year round.
From pleated midi skirts to structured A-line styles, there is truly a style of skirt for everyone. Make your ensemble flirty, stylish and sophisticated or a little daring depending on which you choose and how you wear your skirt.
Here’s how you can feel utterly fabulous by simply incorporating these 7 types of skirts into your wardrobe!
As the name suggests, A-line skirts look (not surprisingly) like the shape of the letter A. They are potentially one of the most flattering types of skirts in our roundup due to their ability to cinch in your waist and drape over your hips and thighs — you’ll feel fabulous, no matter what your body type!
Don't worry — although you may immediately think of A-line skirts in the mini-skirt range adorned by models and celebs alike, they are actually available in a variety of lengths from mini all the way to maxi. As they’re not overly figure hugging around your hips and legs they are extremely comfortable, which we believe is an essential component for being confident in what you’re wearing!
What makes A-line skirts even more desirable is that they can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion! For a casual outfit, pair with a classic t-shirt in the summer or a chunky knit during the winter. Alternatively, if you’re looking to dress it up a bit whether that be for the office or an evening dinner, choose a blouse and blazer jacket.
Much like A-line skirts, pleated skirts are extremely popular due to how flattering they are. There are also multiple different types of pleats that can suit your body perfectly, from stitched down pleats that lay flatter across your stomach which can have a great slimming effect, to accordion pleats that can make you look fuller in the hips — ideal for an hourglass figure! No matter which style you prefer, pleated skirts accentuate your waist, flowing effortlessly over your hips and legs.
If you’re wanting that cinched in waist look, tuck in your t-shirt or jumper and use a belt around your waist to further accentuate. Incorporating a cropped leather jacket will also help create a slimming effect while adding a little edge to the whole ensemble. A pair of heels will add a little height as well as making your legs look longer, but don’t neglect your trainers as they can create a stylish, modern and easy-wearing daytime outfit!
A pencil skirt truly is a must-have in your wardrobe! Tight, body-hugging and highlighting your natural figure, it typically reaches around your knee, making the perfect candidate for stylish office ensemble. However, if you’re wanting to avoid the corporate look, choose a brightly coloured or embellished pencil designed to have the ideal skirt set for any formal occasion.
To elongate your body, choose a pair of elegant high-heels, or stay comfortable and stylish with a pair of flats. A floral pencil skirt will add an extra element of flirty femininity to your look and while there are no set rules for what you should pair with it, a lightweight floaty or sheer top will carry on that feminine vibe — we recommend choosing a complimentary colour or go classic with a timeless white blouse.
As they are amazingly comfortable, pencil skirts are also perfect for travelling. Simply pair with a basic t-shirt for a comfortable and cool plane ride or long car journey!
Contrary to popular belief, the maxi skirt is the ideal choice for everybody! As long as it’s styled correctly, a maxi skirt can actually make you look taller regardless of your height. A summer-time favourite for many, the lightweight, comfortable and flowing material makes it the perfect choice for warm summer days or during the spring when worn with a lightweight jacket.
Are you wondering how to wear a maxi skirt if you’re not tall? Although a maxi skirt may be a daunting option if you’re petite, choosing a darker block colour can help you look taller with little effort. If you’re looking to gain height, choosing a pair of heeled strappy sandals instead of block heels will instantly create a taller silhouette.
Depending on the style, wrap skirts can be worn for almost any occasion. There are wrap skirts available in all different shapes, styles, materials and lengths. In cotton materials and floral designs, they are ideal for summer strolls and casual outfits, but in slinky satin finishes they can make the ideal party attire.
Wondering how to wear a wrap skirt? During the summer months, a short wrap skirt or wrap skirt that sports a slit is the perfect choice. Wear it casually with a white fitted vest top and pair of white trainers, throwing a denim jacket over your shoulders. For a beach-ready look, accessorising with oversized sunglasses, straw-based materials or a cute bag will create the perfect outfit. Alternatively during the winter months, pair your wrap skirt with biker boots and a leather jacket for a biker-chic look.
A midi-skirt really does give off those chic Audrey Hepburn vibes — elegant, stylish and sophisticated. Whether you prefer the mid-calf look or you feel you’re more suited to a cut just above the knee, the midi-skirt is the perfect versatile option for every woman's wardrobe. From floaty floral autumn favourites, to structured classic looks and voluminous party-essentials, there is a plethora of midi-skirt styles to choose from.
If you choose a voluminous skirt, the best option is to choose a tight-fitting top to help define your waist. For a plain midi skirt, a patterned top will add an extra element, while if your skirt is heavily patterned, we recommend sticking to block colours on top. When it comes to shoes, if you're opting for a pair of heels, it’s best to avoid any that have ankle straps — choose a classic court heel design to lengthen your legs.
Transitioning seamlessly between the seasons, a slip skirt is a great all-year round option to include into your wardrobe. There are also endless opportunities to create a formal outfit or mix up your everyday by dressing down your slip skirt.
During the chilly winter months, simply style your look by pairing a slip skirt with a chunky high neck jumper — this can be worn with almost any footwear of your choice and is extremely versatile for a whole range of colours and patterns. Tonal colourways look fabulous with this outfit, whether you’re loving neutrals, monochrome or looking to spice up your look with some vivid block colours!