The Best Skirt For Your Body Shape


choosing the best skirt shape for your bodyI often get asked about the best shape garments for each body shape. So I thought I’d create this infographic for you to give you a simple set of guidelines.

When thinking about shapes for each body shape, we are usually wanting to create the hourglass shape or the idea of two triangles stacked on top of each other point to point.

balancing body shape based on hourglass

Essentially this, in its simplest form. So if you think of the top of the top triangle as your shoulders, the point as your waist, then the base of the second as your hips and you can add in another two smaller triangles for knees and feet if you wish, like this:

balance your body shape


So when you’re deciding on what shape garment will flatter you best, depending on your unique body shape, in many ways, you are looking to create balance with the other elements of your body and an hourglass shape.  Now as you are aware, waistbands are a horizontal line, and horizontal lines broaden, so if you don’t have a defined waist and are naturally broader through the stomach, then a defined waistband will not make your waist look smaller, all it will do is highlight your lack of waist.  The idea with skirts is to follow the shape of your body.

whats the best skirt for your body shape

Not sure of your body shape? Then do my Body Shape Calculator Quiz and download your free Body Shape Bible – your guide to understanding the why and how of dressing your shape.

whats my body shape


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