7 Types of Skirts for Women Plus How to Look Effortlessly Stylish In Them


Skirts are such an ubiquitous wardrobe staple that no woman’s prized collection of outfits is complete without them. Women Skirts come in so many different shapes, drapes, colors, and sizes, offering endless options for the perfect look no matter what the occasion. Here are 7 of the most common types of skirts for women plus how you can look effortlessly stylish in them: 

  1. A-line Skirts

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The A-line skirt is one of the most popular never-fail go-to styles for women across the world. It’s so called because it’s fitted at the waist and widens towards the hems in a gradual slope making it look like a capital letter A.

Wear fitted tops which are shorter in length to visually balance out the shape of the skirt. Depending on the length of the skirt, pair with a stylish pair of pumps or trendy boots.

  • Pencil/Fitted/Tube Skirts

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Pencil skirts are fitted from the waist all the way down to the hem. The skirt should comfortably skim the hips and thighs without being too tight.

Wear blouses with stand-out detailing in the form of necklines, buttons, and other embellishments to make the best of a plain pencil skirt. Pair with a classic tailored shirt for an instantly work-ready look. 

  • Layered Skirts

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Layered skirts are simply skirts that have layers of fabric fastened one on top of the other. Traditionally a fun and flirty style, the layered skirt can be modified with fabric and playing around with the number of layers to make it adaptable to any occasion.

Wear a long layered skirt with sneakers, a long chunky necklace and funky bangles for a boho-chic look. Or, make it strictly casual by teaming with a plain white tee and sandals. The options are endless when you have layered skirts in your wardrobe.

  • Draped/Wrap Skirts

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You can easily recreate a draped skirt (also called a “wrap” skirt) by simply taking a sarong and draping it around your waist with one side holding the tie and chunk of the drape. Draped skirts have been enjoying a revival lately with their beautifully femine and flattering silhouettes.

Draped skirts can look stunning in natural and earthy-toned styles. Team with a tight-fitting string or strapped top and sandals to create that perfect sun-kissed visage.

  • Mini Skirts

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Mini skirts are a great option for women who want to flaunt a beautiful pair of legs and look both stylish and feminine at the same time. Traditionally the hemline on mini skirts sits somewhere around the mid-thigh although this can vary from skirt to skirt.

Glam up for date night out in a gold-tone shimmery mini skirt with an elegant silk top. Finish the look with a pair of sleek stilettos and you’re good to go!

  • Pleated Skirts

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Pleated skirts typically incorporate pleats at the waistline but you can find different skirts that have the pleats fastened at different places on the garment. Pleats add fullness to the skirt and creates an elegant silhouette perfect for the woman who wants to highlight a small waist.

Pleated skirts stand out in detailing and so are best paired with minimalistic tops that allow the skirts to hook and grab attention.  Wear with lazy-day flats and a satchel bag to create a comfortably casual but uber-stylish look.

  • Asymmetrical Hem Skirts

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An asymmetrical hemmed skirt is an option to try when you want to go all out in a different direction.  In asymmetrical hem skirts, one side is usually cut to look longer than the other.

The skirt can help you achieve a look that’s experimental, bold, but interestingly classy at the same time. Get super-creative by mixing and matching tops, jewellery pieces, and footwear to come up with looks that are fresh, unique, and cutting edge. 

What’s your favourite type of skirt and how do you bring your unique flair to the way you style it?  Tell us about it in the comments below!

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