Fact: Skirts were invented over 12,000 years ago.
How strange is it to think of our Neanderthal sisters rocking a skirt to their cave dances? (Fancy dress inspo, much?) Less obscure, is the stunning Roman women trying to catch the attention of the star gladiator in their cute tunic skirts.
It’s safe to say that skirts remain one of the oldest garments ever worn by the female species and, throughout time, has been used to shape and enhance the female form.
But is your skirt making the most of your figure?
Here’s my guide to selecting the perfect skirt to flaunt your stuff in.
Shake it off! Shake it off! Wooo-oooo-hooo!
The Midi Skirt
DO IT: Bottom Heavy Beauties
girls go to garment this season. Go for a high waist A-line shape to
show off that tiny waist. This shape also skims beautifully over your
curves, not diminishing them, but keeping them smooth and even. WARNING: Don’t go TOO flouncy or full-skirted or it will have an opposing effect, keep the look quite slimlined. Bootylicious Bey looks ready to kick some style ass in this sexy skirt.
DO IT: Slim and Lean Ladies
up-and-down figure, as the pleats volume to your booty! Jessica Alba adds curves with a feminine A-line number.
The Assymetric Mini Skirt
DO IT: Petite Pretties
Under 5ft 4? This one’s a sure fire hit for you! Slitted numbers or assymetric details will elongate the top of the legs: now you really can look like Naomi! Tall and slim sisters: you can rock this shape too: as the beautiful Karolina Kurkova proves above.
Speaking frankly as a pear shaped sister: my assymetric mini skirts seldom see daylight. Why? They cling in all the wrong places and the slits/ weird hemlines further draw attention to my thunder thighs. But there is a cheat…. skorts! They have the cute detailing of an assymetric mini, but have the added support of shorts underneath and are sans the cling factor!
DO IT: Hourglass Hunnies!