The Best Skirt Style for Your Body Type

From A-line to pencil and hourglass to pear, there quite a few skirt styles and as many…

From A-line to pencil and hourglass to pear, there quite a few skirt styles and as many body types. And while we think when it comes to fashion, the number one rule is to wear what you like best, it can never hurt to know which options work best for you when you’re getting ready in a pinch. In other words, there’s a reason we’re always seeing Kim Kardashian West in her signature pencil silhouette. So which types of skirts and body shapes match up the best? Well, we’ve got the answers.

Keep reading for our breakdown of which skirt styles look best with each body type and why. Plus, shop our on-trend skirt picks for the season ahead while you’re at it. 

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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 at the smallest part of the torso and flare out over the stomach. Lastly, the short hemline will show off your legs.

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Joe’s Jeans Paperbag Utility Skirt ($168)

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Reformation Flounce Skirt ($98)

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Cece Flutter Hem Moss Crepe Skirt ($47)

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Bb Dakota Girl Meets Ruffle Skirt ($55)

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Free People Lived in Love Mini Skirt ($88)

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

Why?
​A formfitting skirt will emphasize any curves, and the short hemline will show off your legs.

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Reformation Robbie Skirt ($128)

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Plush Striped Mini Wrap Skirt ($77)

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Naked Wardrobe Hourglass Miniskirt ($32)

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Victor Glemaud Chevron Skirt ($149)

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Amanda Uprichard Brooklyn Skirt ($172)

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If you’re an hourglass (curvy with a well-defined waist) you look fantastic in pencil skirts.

Why? 
A pencil skirt accentuates your curves.

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Universal Standard Sillaro Faux Leather Pencil Skirt ($60)

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Ming Wang Knit Pencil Skirt ($185)

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Les Reveries Leopard Pencil Skirt ($89)

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Spanx Ponte Pencil Skirt ($118)

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Good American Pencil Skirt ($151)

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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 your waist and flares out over hips.

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Reformation Bea Midi Skirt ($104)

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Halogen X Atlantic-Pacific Print Full Midi Skirt ($129)

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1901 Pull-On A-Line Skirt ($28)

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Tibi Pleated Skirt ($198)

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Chelsea28 Jacquard Midi Skirt ($28)

This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Up next: 4 Unexpectedly Cool Trends Coming at Us This Summer.

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