Did You Know There's a Best Skirt Type for Your Body?

While skirts are a wardrobe staple, as hard as we might try, sometimes we just feel too self-conscious in certain styles. While we think you should be able to wear anything you want, when it comes to skirts, you can make choices that will help you feel super confident and look incredible. From envelope minis and bodycon pencil skirts to sweeping midis and structured flounce skirts, there is a whole load of skirts out there that will flatter different body shapes. So keep scrolling for our 101 guide on which skirts suit your body and shop our favourite pieces right now.

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Style Notes: 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 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.

Embellished skirts at the bottom will also draw attention away from your stomach.

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Style Notes: If you’re a banana (waist, hip and shoulders are all about the same width), you look fantastic in body-conscious miniskirts.

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

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Style Notes: 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.

And it won’t be too restrictive because of the slit.

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Style Notes: 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, minimising the width of your bottom half.

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This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.