A Quick and Simple Skirt Buying Guide
When it comes to fashion, 2018 has been an interesting year. The warm weather has encouraged us all to try out new ways of dressing. This year, I have noticed more women wearing skirts than I have done in the past few years. Most of the big fashion retailers like Fashion World are offering dozens of different cuts. So, now is a particularly good time to add some new skirts to your wardrobe. Finding the right one for you is not hard when you follow the simple tips, below.
BUY FOR YOUR BODY TYPE
It is important to understand what body type you are and buy accordingly. This short YT video shows you how to correctly identify what shape you are. It also explains the right way to measure yourself.
The right skirt for an apple shaped body
If you are apple-shaped, choose a high-waisted flouncy skirt. You want the waistband to hit the narrowest part of your body, to give yourself more definition.
Skirts for the banana-shaped silhouette
If your waist, hip, and shoulders are about the same width, look for a form-fitting skirt. This will work to emphasise your curves.
Hourglass figure skirt buying tips
For those of you with curves, creating a well-defined waist is essential. Doing this accentuates your feminity and draws a little of the attention away from the hip area. Pencil skirts are an especially good option. If you do not believe me, just think about how starlets like Marilyn Monroe used to look while wearing this cut.
Skirts for the pear-shaped woman
If you are pear shaped, your hips will be the widest part of your body. Choosing an A-line style skirt is a great way to balance things out a bit and make your
waist seem even smaller.
BUY SOMETHING THAT IS VERSATILE
Regardless of what style of skirt you choose to buy it is important to buy one that fits in well with the tops you already own. Taking this approach will enable you to create more outfits.
MAKE SURE IT IS PUT TOGETHER WELL
It is also important to choose a skirt that is made of good-quality fabric. One that is well put together will hang better. It will also continue to look good even if you have been sitting down in it all day. Before buying do the scrunch test to make sure the fabric does not crease too easily.
CONSIDER THE MATERIAL
Everyone has different styles that they like, but it’s also worth considering textures too. For some, the thought of wearing certain fabrics is a no-no. There might be a fabric type that causes your skin to feel aggravated, and at the end of the day, you want to feel comfortable. If you’re not that clued up on fabric types, then it’s worth getting a feel of the fabrics before trying on the skirt. For example, nylon and polyester are two different fabrics that are going to feel differently on the skin but will also affect the way the material falls or sits when on your body. It’s worth knowing so that you don’t end up buying something that you end up disliking.
HAVE A GO AT MAKING YOUR OWN SKIRT
As you all know, I like sewing. There is something pretty special about taking a piece of fabric and transforming it into a dress, top or skirt. It is a hobby I enjoy and one that I am keen to share with all of you.
If you have never made your own clothes before, I strongly suggest that you start with something simple like a skirt. This elastic-waisted one that I made a couple of years ago for my little one is a great project for a beginner. Once you have made one of these making a skirt for yourself will not prove to be too difficult.
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