Just a quick update before we start – I have been very sick for the past couple of weeks, what started as a flu downward spiraled into one condition after another and it took me a looong time to recover but now I’m back! Still not at my 100% health, but I missed this space too much! Today, I’m starting a new initiative for my social media project called #rightforyou, where every Tuesday you are going to see a post about how to find the right fashion/beauty for you! I’ll try to add in my own personal experience besides the standard advice from magazines so it’ll be from a real girl to another.
For the first #rightforyou Tuesday, I’m going to be talking about skirt types and cuts! Duh, as if the title isn’t obvious enough. As a self-professed girly girl, I own a million if not a zillion skirts in every imaginable cut and fashion, from trendy to classics so I thought I’d have somewhat of an expertise to give advice? HAHA we shall see?
Here are the four main skirts I picked out for this post because I have mostly worn them all before! I am an hourglass-ish pear-shaped body type so I guess what I’m trying to say is that OBVIOUSLY you can wear whatever the hell you want, but you can’t deny certain cuts definitely won’t flatter you! Just like how I’ve stayed far far farrrr away from tulle tutu skirts even though they’re so cute!
Not a good idea…
1. The Skater Skirt
I loooove skater skirts they’re a girl’s best friend. Why they’re so great for apple shapes or for any girls with tummies is that they hide it oh so wonderfully well. I have a thick waist so the waistband cut-off really helps to define my waist and create an illusion of proportions. Not to mention this is extremely versatile skirt and suitable for daily wear!
2. The Bandage Skirt
The bandage skirt, especially the midi bandage, is so incredibly flattering for the hourglass shape because it brings out the curves! Also wonderful because it smooths over your thighs that are usually considered problem areas by many girls. I usually wear shorter bandage skirts though because I’m short! Wearing this means I have to suck in my tummy a lot though and definitely no buffets…
3. The Trumpet Skirt
This is awesome for ladies who are a little rectangular shaped – the delayed flare really adds volume and shape to the body! I recommend going for neoprene material that is extra voluminous and bouncy to create a fuller silhouette for lean figures 🙂 For fuller figures like me, this trend should be adopted in a high-waisted to bring attention to a smaller waist!
By the way, did you realise I have the same pose in all photos HAHAHA. It’s my standard pose and smile photo but I’m trying to change!
4. The Tulip Skirt
I have honestly never been a fan of tulip skirts because more often than not they are way too puffy in the hips area irl which is bringing more attention to the wide hips of the pear shape! However, the tulip wrap/a-line skirt is a gorgeous skirt type that not only highlights the waist with its thick waistband and creates just the right amount of volume to skim over the hips! The longer length also helps to create an illusion of a longer body! The pleats/folds at the front of a tulip wrap skirt also do wonders to hide tummies! Definitely something to try!
There are obviously plenty of other skirt types out there that are flattering as well. Do you have any other favourite skirt types/trends? Comment and let me know!