- The fitted to flowy ratio. This is the perfect outfit to demonstrate this! This skirt would most definitely not look good on me with a flowy/big/unfitted shirt. The shirt needs to be fitted in order to look okay with the long, slightly unfitted skirt.
- Long shirt+skirt=niggling suspicion that you've created an outfit that isn't right. Generally, the shirt should probably be just above the hip at the longest, any longer and it tends to cross over into the frumpy zone.
- The most flattering length on (most) people is usually knee length. The smallest part of your leg determines how short you should go (keeping in mind your modesty standards). So, if you have larger calves, choosing a skirt below the largest part of your skirt is a good idea.
- Some shirts will just never look good with a skirt. Period. Sorry-it's the truth!
- Skirts can be flattering on ANYONE-you just have to choose the right kind!
- Upper body shapes and lower body shapes should stay away from: pencil skirts and broomstick skirts (anything that is too up and down is a no-no, flared is the most flattering). High waisted skirts are usually not a good idea.
- Those with proportions pretty equal can get away with many different types of skirts. Experiment with what looks best! Chances are, if you feel your upper body is overpowering your lower body, try a flowy skirt, or something less fitted. On the opposite side, if you feel the lower body is overpowering, pair a pencil skirt or something fitted with a flowy, unfitted shirt.
I'm Wearing: Pink shirt-Thrifted $2.99, Skirt-Maurices $17, Shoes-Old Navy $5?
Now, I'm far from a "veteran skirt wearer"! But this is what I've learned.
I would LOVE to hear your tips! Leave them in a comment! =)