Rwanda : Flattering party skirts for every figure
When it comes to parties, dresses work for many people and have almost become a party fashion taking skirts almost out of the scene. Those who try skirts put on knee length or above the knee skirts with matching blazers.
Give your little black dress some time off, these fancy flattering skirts can be party perfect if well accessorized, giving you the elegant look.
If you are petite
Look for: Hemlines that hit at or above the knee. Styles with a high waist or vertical details also have an elongating effect, says Simon Kneen, the creative director of banana republic.
Avoid: Longer skirts, which can make you look shorter. “Beware of voluminous silhouettes or heavy material, which can weigh down your frame,” says New York City–based costume designer Jenny Gering.
If you have thick calves (biggest part of the legs)
Look for: A flared cut that hits at the knee to accentuate the slimmest part of the leg. Frilly details or a chiffon overlay softens the look of wide calves, says Jacqui Stafford, a style expert in New York City.
Avoid: Tapered or below-the-knee skirts, which emphasize the fullest part of the calf.
If you have a tummy
Look for: Structured or textured materials and dark-colored prints, which mask the midsection. Fabric that loosely drapes over the middle is also forgiving. If you have great legs, redirect attention to them with a mini skirt. The waistband on this skirt hides a pooch.
Avoid: Horizontal stripes, pleats, and flimsy silks, which highlight the stomach.
If You Have Full Hips and Thighs
Look for: Slightly flared not poufy, skirts that streamline the hips. Dark shades, like navy, charcoal, and chocolate, help slim your bottom half.
Avoid: Bulky pockets, horizontal designs, and peplum waists, which exaggerate curves. Steer clear of pencil skirts that cling and boxy shapes, which do not play up the waist.
Whatever your body shape, accessorizing the right skirt with the right blouse, shoes, necklace, earrings and bag will give you the elegant look throughout the occasion.