How To Choose Women’s Skirts That Flatter Your Body Type

Spring is almost here and that means it will soon be skirt season! Shopping for women’s skirts is a great way to celebrate the warmer weather, but how do you know which will look best on your body type? There’s more to choosing a perfect skirt than deciding on length and color. Sometimes what we like on the hanger just doesn’t look right when we try it on. The cut of the skirt can go a long way toward flattering your figure --or not--depending on which style you choose.


Before browsing through our collection of women’s skirts, take a moment to familiarize yourself with the most common body types as well as the different styles of skirts that will be popular this season. Common body types include: Banana (hips and bust are approximately the same size); Apple (shoulders are broader than hips); Pear (hips are wider than shoulders); and Hourglass (shoulders and hips are approximately the same size, with a narrower waist in the middle). Take a look in the mirror and see what body shape is looking back at you. Don’t worry about what you don’t see, focus on the assets you do see!


Once you’ve identified your body type, simply choose the style of skirt that flatters it best. Mini skirts flatter the banana body type, while flouncy, high-waisted skirts flatter the Apple shape. Pear-shaped bodies look great in A-line skirts, while the structure of a pencil skirt looks amazing on the Hourglass figure. Browse our collection of dresses and skirts to find one that looks great on you!

Size Guides

IRENE'S SIZE GUIDE

TOP

XS S M L XL
US 0-2 4-6 8-10 12 14
EU 32-34 36-38 40-42 44 46
JP 3-5 7-9 11-13 15-17 19-21
AK/AU 4-6 8-10 12-14 16 18


*Size conversions vary for each individual and may not fully match the conversions shown above. We suggest trying on both your approximate size or the next size up.


BOTTOMS

XS S M L XL
US 0-2/25-26 4-6/27-28 8-10/29-30 12/31 14/32
EU 32-34 36-38 40-42 44 46
JP 3-5 7-9 11-13 15-17 19-21
AK/AU 4-6 8-10 12-14 16 18

 

*Size conversions may vary for each individual and may not fully match
the conversions shown above. We suggest trying on both your approximate size or
the next size up.

ACCESSORIES

SHOES

US 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5
EU 35 35.5 36 36.5 37 37.5 38 38.5 39 39.5
UK 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5
JP 21 21.5 22 22.2 23 23.5 24 24.5 25 25.5


*Size conversions may vary for each individual and may not fully match the conversions
shown above. We suggest trying on both your approximate size or the next size up.



Measurement Instructions

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BUST

*Measure around the broadest part of your bust/chest.

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WAIST

Measure around your natural waistline.

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HIP

Measure around the fullest part of your hips and rear while standing straight.

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PANTS: INSEAM

Measure from the midline seam to the bottom of hem.

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SKIRTS

Measure from center of waistband to hem.

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TOPS/OUTERWEAR/DRESSES: Length from shoulder

Measure from the garments high point of shoulder to hem.

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