How to Choose the Right Skirt Length for Your Body

by | Jun 28, 2021 | Health Featured

Everyone’s body shape is a little different. Even if you and millions of other women have “hourglass” figures, none of you will look exactly the same. While our differences make us different and unique, they also play a role in the clothes that we choose.  One of the best ways to feel confident in your appearance is to wear clothes that suit your body type.

Unfortunately, this is easier-said-than-done for a lot of people. But we’re here to help! Below, we give you the tools you need to choose the right skirt length for your body.

How to Choose the Right Skirt Length for Your Body

Women’s skirts come in all shapes and sizes. But have you ever tried one on and it just didn’t look, sit, or feel right? That can be disappointing and discouraging. Fortunately, after reading our guide below, you will have the tools you need to choose great skirts that only accentuate your style and personality.

Thin Body Shape

If you have a small frame and slender body shape, the skirts that will work best are those that fall just above the knee. A shorter skirt won’t overwhelm your body and look. A popular style is to wear leggings or tights under a shorter skirt. Dress it down with sneakers or dress it up with heels.

Athletic or Rectangle Shaped Body

For a more athletic build, a mini skirt is a great way to show off your legs. If you are muscular, a longer, more flowy skirt is better to help balance out your look. Avoid midi skirts that fall right behind the calves. This can make your legs look larger than they are.

Pear or Triangle Shaped Body

If you are thicker on bottom than on top, we recommend choosing a skirt where the hemline falls just above or below the knee. An A-line of similar style that is not too full will help elongate your legs and make your entire shape appear sleek.

Apple Shaped Body

If you have a wider midsection, choosing the right skirt can help elongate your body and give your midsection more definition. A full length skirt is the best way to do this. Choose a skirt that has a side zipper or other features that further elongate the body. Avoid thick belts or pleats around the midsection as they add bulk and can make you look shorter.

Curvy or Hourglass Shaped Body

For hourglass shaped bodies, the right skirt can make you look longer and sleeker. We recommend choosing a knee-length skirt that is rather form-fitting. Fabrics with some stretch are best. As for prints or patterns, choose pleats or stripes that run vertical, not horizontal.


We hope that these tips will help you feel more confident about choosing a skirt that suits your body type and style. Dressing in a way that accentuates your body type can really show off your personality and style. However, the most important tip for choosing the right skirt for your body is to choose a skirt that you look and feel incredible in.

No matter what your body type is, you should always dress in styles, fabrics and patterns that you love and feel great about. If you don’t like what you see in the mirror, you won’t have the confidence you deserve to rock your style.


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