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Expressing Yourself with a Skirt

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“What should I wear today?” is a question we all often ask. What if you could ask that question less often? You can when you purchase clothing items that are versatile and easily let you express yourself through different outfit combinations. One such piece of clothing is a skirt. You might be amazed at how many looks you can come up with when you add even one to your clothes closet.

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Skirts Come in Many Fabric Types

One reason skirts can really bring out your personality is there are so many fabric types available. You are sure to easily find some skirts to reflect your style. For example, cotton skirts offer casual comfort. They often have plenty of give, and they are also easy to clean. Therefore, if you are a grab-and-go person, a cotton skirt may be ideal. An alternative to cotton that is equally comfortable and easy to care for is a denim skirt.

At the other end of the spectrum are less durable but more showy skirts. They are often made out of materials like chiffon or satin. Such a skirt may not last as long as a more durable option, but it can be a lot of fun to wear while it lasts.

There Are Also Many Skirt Shapes Availablea woman wearing a white and floal maxi dress standing in the middle of a deserted mountain road pushing her brown hair out of her face

Another reason skirts are great at bringing out your personality is they come in a myriad of shapes. It can be fun to experiment with expressive skirts in various shapes. Certain shapes are also better for particular moods or events. For example, the wrap-around skirt is perhaps the most casual. It is often worn when enjoying a day at the beach.

If you are looking for a more formal look, a pencil skirt is a good option. A pencil skirt hugs your hips and tapers tightly to your upper legs. The hemline is typically just above your knees. If you are looking for an extremely formal skirt, such as for a party, nothing beats a maxi-length ballgown skirt that has a balloon-like expanding effect as it widens gradually all the way down to the floor-level hemline.

Multi-Occasion Skirt Shapes

Some skirt shapes are not as blatantly casual as a wrap-around. Nor are they as formal as a pencil or ballgown skirt. Instead, they have shapes that make them ideal for multiple occasions. That makes them perfect budget purposes because you are guaranteed to get a lot of use out of them. Examples of such skirts include broomstick and high-waisted skirts.

Factoring in Your Body Type When Selecting a Skirt

It is always best when you can express your personal style while also looking your best. To do that, you must select a skirt with your body type in mind. For instance, a high-waisted skirt is usually a good choice when you have a pear-shaped body. If you are blessed with an hourglass figure, almost any skirt is a good choice. If your lower and upper body are in proportion with each other, it is called a rectangular body shape. In such an instance, turn to a pleated skirt to bring out your best features.

Your height also impacts which skirts look the best on you, in some cases. For example, a petite frame means a longer skirt can hide your legs and make you look even shorter than you are. Shorter skirts can give you more of an appearance of height. Accessorising with heels can also give you some valuable extra height.

Juggling All the Skirt Buying Factors

The guidelines above may help you decide what not to wear more so than what to wear. When it comes to selecting the skirt you actually want to buy, it is important to go with your gut instinct. Select a skirt you think looks good, and make sure it is also comfortable to wear. Those are the best ways to make sure you’ll get a lot of use out of your new skirt.

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