It’s true that a good skirt never goes out of fashion. Even in the winter they match well with a pair of woollen tights. And, there’s so many styles, from thigh-split midis to pleated minis. This is great for freshening up our wardrobes, but how are we meant to know how to perfectly style each type? QUIZ, retailers of going out dresses and winter blazers for men, tell us their top tips:
Rocking a pleated midi
A pleated midi, also known as an accordion skirt must fit well. You want it to sit cosily at your waist, but also hang in a way that the pleats don’t look stretched. These skirts look great if you want to downplay bigger thighs and hips, as the pleats will create an illusion that slims down the lower half of your body.
The good thing about this type of skirt is that it can be dressed up or down. For a chic look, go for a v-neck polka dot top with cap sleeves or for something more casual, try a graphic tee and cropped jacket.
Styling a dip-hem
Although an asymmetric skirt looks great in the warmer months, it’s also on trend this AW18. Cut short at the front with a longer hemline at the back, the asymmetric skirt is perfect for showing some leg without revealing too much. Avoid going for asymmetric tops with this skirt style — it’s too much — instead create a cool contrast by pulling on a simple cami or square-neck, going out top.
What accessories should you wear? Style with hoop earrings and a bangle then choose whether you want to rock flats or heels, depending on the tone of the occasion.
Wearing an A-line
What is an A-line exactly? It’s a style that flares out just slightly from the waistband for a gorgeous drop that suits all body types — especially pear-shape ladies. A-line skirts wonderfully highlight the tiniest part of your waist, so we recommend flaunting this outline with an off-the-shoulder bodysuit or simple crop top.
When it comes to which hues to wear, keep it classic and elegant. Think forest green, royal blue or deep purple. Then, match with block heels, a clutch and just a few pieces of jewellery.
Keeping it cool in denim
Every girl needs a denim skirt in her wardrobe. You can get these in a range of hem lengths and denim washes – so go with what you feel comfortable in.
Channel cool vibes in denim. Think casual, crew-neck tees, cool graphics, fun colours and quirky prints. Pair with a pair of white sneakers, wear your hair in a messy bun and keep jewellery to a minimum. If the event suits, wear a cap or floppy hat – ideal for hanging out.
Channelling boho vibes
Bring your boho vibes to your skirt collection with a gypsy style skirt. How do you perfectly flaunt it in 2018?
This trend is all about 60s and 70s vibes, so get in the groove. Go for psychedelic colours like bright oranges, greens, yellows and pinks and pair with retro fabrics like velvet and chiffon. Tassels are obviously a great addition to a top for this outfit and bell sleeves look amazing with gypsy skirts, promising that you’ll embody the Sixties/Seventies vibe perfectly. Finalise the ideal gypsy skirt outfit with chunky bangles, mood rings, hoop earrings, and sandals!
Smarten up in a pencil skirt
As many women know, a pencil skirt is a go-to for work events and formal occasions. Flattering and easy to style, choose this in a neutral shade — like beige, black or grey — and wear with a three-quarter sleeve dress shirt.
Trying to dress down? Trumpet-sleeve tops create an eye-catching contrast with the fitted style of a pencil skirt, while the high-waist feature lets you combine this style with cropped tops without feeling too exposed. Accessorise depending on the level of formality: a few simple pieces for a professional event, and bigger pieces with coloured stones for more informal occasions. Ankle-strap heels always look amazing with this skirt style.
Show off your pins in a skort
A skort, also known as a scooter skirt, is a combination of shorts and a skirt. Usually sitting at your mid-thigh with an asymmetric appearance, the skort is no longer a skirt restricted to casual settings, which means you can flaunt it the next time you head out for dancing and partying with your girlfriends.
The skort is easy to style too! Go for a design with a frill and pair with a long-sleeve, chiffon shirt or go for a clean-cut style that you can wear with a sweetheart neckline tee. If you want to really rock this fashion trend, pull on a plain, neutral-shade v-neck top to draw people’s eye-line to your skort.
Everything from wedges and pumps to sneakers and stilettos look incredible with a skort — so don’t hold back.
Upgrade your skirt style this season with our top tips.