An A-line skirt is a skirt that flares out at the waist to a hem that is wider making, funnily enough, an A shape.
An A-line skirt will
- Create the illusion of curves on a straight frame
- Minimize hips
- Minimize a tummy
- Complement extra curvy frames
An A-line Skirt Will Suit
- The A-line skirt is the staple for every wardrobe as it’s a style that’s simple and easy to wear and will be flattering on all body types; BUT
- If you have a big butt be careful because some A-line skirts can billow out over the bottom making it appear bigger than it is
How To Wear It
- The best hem height is mid or just below your knee. Showing the upper curve of your calf makes your legs appear longer and thinner
- If you’re bigger on the bottom then make the skirt plain and darker colored and pair with an eye catching top
- An A-line is enormously versatile and can be worn in any number of ways:
Empire waisted tops are an ideal way to conceal a stomach as it’s cinched at your narrowest part giving the illusion of a small waist. The empire waist also creates length in the entire body. The halter neck draws the eyes up to the shoulders and bust and keeps it there with the bare shoulders look. The A-line skirt will offset any heaviness around the middle, bottom or thighs and give you extra curves. The knee length hem will display your shapely calves making your legs look longer (and therefore narrower) and the shoe will not interrupt the line of your leg as a strapped one would so will again make your look taller. This particular skirt is made of broderie anglaise which is a sturdy fabric which is great for those with a little extra curves as it helps keep things in place. Avoid this top if you have big breasts – it will be too difficult to carry off with class.
This great outfit would be perfect for the pear or rectangle shaped lady. The A-line skirt is great for minimizing heavier thighs and bottoms and the jacket with it’s subtle horizontal pinstripe will add volume to the top half. The change to vertical stripes at the waist combined with the detailing where the two stripes meet gives the illusion of a curvy waistline. The monochromatic look will increase the length of your body and make your legs look longer. The shoes just make the whole outfit pop. This is an outfit that would work well for a petite lady as well because it is simple and will make you look taller. Be cautious if you are bigger on top as the pinstripe may make you look bigger again.