The ultimate skirt style guide of AW18
Skirts are a wardrobe essential for every woman! But there are so many styles, how are we meant to know how to perfectly style each one?
Read on as we’ve brought together this season’s most popular skirt styles and suggested the best ways to flaunt each one using shoes, accessories and a range of cute tops. Go through autumn-winter 2018 in style with our skirt fashion guide…
The pleated accordion skirt
The main thing to remember about an accordions skirt is that it should fit well. You want it to sit comfily 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.
Dress your accordion skirt up or down depending on the occasion. 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.
The classic A-line skirt
An A-line skirt is a style that flares out from the waistband with 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.
How can you complement the shape of the A-line skirt? Keep your shades subtle but stand-out — think forest green, royal blue or deep purple. Then, match with block heels, a clutch and just a few pieces of jewelry.
The gypsy skirt
If you hadn’t heard, a gypsy skirt is a timeless fashion piece! Long, floaty and fun; all body shapes look great in this skirt style. But how do you perfectly flaunt it in 2018?
It’s all about Sixties and Seventies vibes when it comes to this look. Go for psychedelic colors 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. Finalize the ideal gypsy skirt outfit with chunky bangles, mood rings, hoop earrings, and sandals!
The asymmetric skirt
For a dressy event, opt for a stylish asymmetric skirt. 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.
Accessorize with hoop earrings and a bangle then choose whether you want to rock flats or heels, depending on the tone of the occasion.
The denim skirt
Even in the cooler months, a denim skirt can look great — just pair with tights. You can get these in a range of hem lengths and denim washes — so go with what you feel comfortable in.
A great way to flaunt the denim vibe is keep it laid-back. Think casual, crew-neck tees, cool graphics, fun colors and quirky prints. Pair with a pair of white sneakers, wear your hair in a messy bun and keep jewelry to a minimum.
This year, it’s all about the skort – and don’t you forget it! This style merges shorts and skirts into one impressive clothing piece. 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 perfect for all body types. 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, netral-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.
The high-waist, pencil skirt
When dressing for a formal occasion, you can’t go wrong in a high-waist, pencil skirt. 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.
Looking to dress it 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. Accessorize 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.
Transform your skirt style with these simple but effective skirt type tips.