Skirts and I are not the best of friends, but I still love them. They are beautiful and non-restrictive, but with long legs and a curvy bottom, I have a hard time finding a flattering look. Minis and maxis are too short; pencils are too tight; and tutus and bubble skirts should be restricted to high school proms. So what’s a short pear-shaped girl to do? Slip into an A-line!
I love A-line skirts for two main reasons:
- They tend to be midi length.
- They are never to tight nor too full.
Basically they are the Goldilocks of skirts. Just look at how adorable Ginnifer Goodwin is in her red midi a-line skirt. Her outfit is on-point for a casual work setting.
But A-line skirts aren’t just for curvy long-legged girls. Their perfect cut, length and fullness flatter a variety of shapes and sizes. Plus they are the most fun to twirl in.
A black pleated skirt such as the Lilian Pleated A-Line Black Skirt, is an office staple. It can go with everything from a silk button up and blazer to a printed blouse and ballet flats.
You can even play with the classics by going for a pleated skirt in a fun color or pattern such as the polka dotted Halogen Pleat Midi Skirt from Nordstrom.
Make a statement with abstract patterns in bright colors such as the Lucy Pairs Skirt from Bloomingdale’s or the Ted Baker London ‘Glitch’ Floral Print A-Line Skirt.
Keep the tops and accessories simple with a solid colored blouse and heels, or a short gold chain necklace.
Try mixing up the texture of the whole outfit. Wear these pieces with a silk or cotton top, velvet shoes and a leather bag.