Last updated: October 26, 2021

Skirts are a stylish and feminine classic and are considered versatile all-rounders in the fashion world. Skirts have long since lost their reputation as conservative and stuffy office garments: with colourful prints and daring cuts, you can attract attention and make fashion statements.

Models in neutral colours and patterns, on the other hand, are timelessly elegant and give you a serious and competent appearance. With the huge selection of different types, cuts, styles and materials, it is easy to get overwhelmed as a shopper.

That is why we have designed this clear guide for you, which presents the most important criteria when buying a women's skirt. We have also collected useful styling tips for you and answered frequently asked questions.




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Buying criteria: What you should look for when buying women's skirts

To ensure that you enjoy your skirt for as long as possible, you should pay attention to some quality features when buying it. These features depend on the intended use of your new skirt, which is why you should definitely think about them carefully before buying. These are the following buying criteria

  • Material
  • Length
  • Colour
  • Pattern

We present these criteria in more detail in the following sections.

Material

Skirts come in every imaginable material. Light materials such as viscose, polyester and silk are good for summer styles. For colder seasons, models made of wool, cotton or even leather are better suited. If you live a vegan lifestyle, you can opt for alternatives made of vegan imitation leather or faux fur.

The material not only determines the weight, but also the look. Loose-fitting styles are made of natural materials such as wool, linen or cotton. Models made of jersey or knitwear are also perfect for your casual look.

Skirts made of fine silk, elegant chiffon or flowing viscose look elegant. These delicate materials enhance your outfit. However, you should be aware of the more complex care and cleaning requirements that such high-quality materials entail.

Length

Whether floor-length, down to the calves or above the knee: skirts are available in every conceivable length. Here it also depends on the purpose. According to the business dress code, skirts for everyday office wear should usually end at least below the knee. For events and parties, shorter miniskirts can add a seductive touch to your outfit.

Also choose the length to suit your figure: if you have shorter legs, short skirts can visually lengthen your leg. With longer and looser flowing models you can hide your personal problem zones. Longer but tighter models, on the other hand, can accentuate your figure in all the right places.

Colour

The colour selection for skirts is huge, as they are available in all colours of the rainbow. It all depends on your personal preferences: Neutral colours such as black, white, and natural brown and beige tones are classic and timelessly elegant.

Bright colours attract attention and add eye-catching accents to your outfit. An advantage of black and other dark colours is also that they make you look slimmer. So you can use dark skirt models specifically to conceal unattractive parts of your body.

Patterns

The patterns in which women's skirts are available are just as varied as the range of colours. Whether chequered, striped or dotted, there is a suitable model for every taste and occasion. Plaid and striped models in muted colours in particular can be worn well in professional work environments.

With colourful and unusual prints, on the other hand, you can make fashion statements and add some colour to your outfit. Colourful patterned skirts are also great for adding colour accents that can be emphasised with matching accessories. [/kb_guide]

Women's Skirts: The most important questions answered

Despite this overview of important buying criteria, further questions may arise when buying a skirt. That is why we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about skirts.

In which styles are women's skirts available?

Skirts are available in many different styles. The decisive factors are length and cut, but also materials, colour and pattern. The following styles can be distinguished in skirts

  • Serious business skirts: Skirts have always been part of the timelessly elegant business dress code for women. Well-cut business skirts in muted colours are versatile in the office and are suitable for serious meetings as well as for meetings in a smart casual look after work.
  • Summery maxi skirts: Maxi skirts reach down to the feet and are usually made of very light materials, such as polyester, jersey or even silk. This makes them very airy and perfect for summer. Combined with other, playful garments, you can achieve the trendy boho look.
  • Hip and trendy miniskirts: For self-confident women who want to be more daring fashion-wise and show a little more skin, miniskirts are perfect. Since more leg is shown here, the mini skirt is considered the most seductive skirt variation. With opaque tights in black, white or skin tones, you can definitely wear miniskirts in more serious situations.
  • Fashionable midi skirts: A middle ground between maxi and mini skirts is the trendy midi skirt, which has been celebrating its resurgence on the world's fashion catwalks lately. Especially if you have shorter legs, a midi skirt can help to make your legs look longer.

All these different styles make it clear that skirts are a very versatile item of clothing and there is a suitable model for every occasion.

How can I tell if my skirt fits well?

Often you can't rely 100 per cent on the manufacturers' size specifications. To save you frustrating moments in the changing room, we have collected some tips for you on how to quickly find a skirt that fits perfectly.

  • The hem of the skirt should always fall straight. However, this can be neglected with asynchronous cuts.
  • Your skirt should not cut in at the waist. As a rule of thumb, the waistband should be wide enough so that the skirt still fits comfortably even with a jumper tucked in.
  • When trying on, do a quick test: sit down and then stand up again. If the skirt has slipped and you have to adjust it again, you should choose a different size. Ideally, a skirt should fall quickly and loosely into its original shape after you get up.

How do I care for and clean my skirt?

To ensure that you enjoy your skirt for a long time, you should make sure that it is properly cared for and cleaned. The material of the skirt is important. Elaborate models with lining should be professionally cleaned. For other models, it is essential to follow the manufacturer's cleaning instructions. In general, skirts should be stored hanging.

So-called skirt tensioners are available for this purpose, the movable ends of which are tensioned into the inside of the skirt waistband. This is a particularly gentle way to store the skirt. If such hangers are not available, skirts can also be folded in the middle of the waistband and hung over a regular hanger.

With which items of clothing can I combine my skirt?

Basically, you can let your imagination run wild here, as a skirt harmonises with almost all items of clothing. A classic for everyday office wear is the combination of skirt, white blouse and colour-coordinated blazer. If you prefer something more sporty, you can combine the skirt with a casual shirt, a comfortable cardigan and sports shoes.

For festive events, we recommend luxurious designer skirts that you combine with a simple but elegant blouse top. This outfit is perfectly complemented by high-quality jewellery, tights with a light sheen and classy heeled shoes. We have collected further styling tips and current trends for you in the following paragraph.

Styling tips for women's skirts: How to perfect your outfit with a skirt

  • Layering is currently the latest trend. It involves combining garments of different lengths and textiles, creating the layers that give it its name. Unfavourable parts of the body are concealed and favourable parts are emphasised. You too can easily achieve this by combining skirts with long jackets, cardigans, sweatshirts and jumpers.
  • Combined with a bomber or denim jacket, T-shirt and sneakers, your midi skirt is complemented to create a casual, rocking street look that will get you through everyday life in fashion. Style breaks and the combination of different textiles and patterns are definitely allowed here.
  • Your outfit stands and falls with the choice of colour: if you are wearing a colourful blouse with unusual prints, you should choose a neutral colour for your skirt. Pastel shades go well with beige and grey t ones, brown tones go well with warm red and orange tones.
  • Another colour combination is the so-called colour blocking : Bright colours that are actually on different ends of the colour wheel are combined with each other in this trend and thus bring out their radiance even better. However, this fashion trend requires a special colour sense and can also go wrong quickly. If you are unsure about this, you can get some inspiration online.

These are some styling tips on how to perfectly showcase your skirt. In addition, experiment with your skirts and tops until you develop a sense for suitable combinations yourself. You can also find useful styling inspiration on Pinterest, Instagram or in fashion magazines that you can try out yourself.

Conclusion

It can therefore be summarised that the women's skirt is still a timeless classic in the fashion world that should not be missing from any fashionable, style-conscious woman's wardrobe. Depending on the style and cut, skirts can be worn in both serious and relaxed everyday situations.

Models in neutral colours can be enhanced with the right accessories depending on the occasion. As always, fashion should be fun. Dare to do something and try out unusual combinations. Be inspired by other fashion enthusiasts and try out the fashion trends presented in this guide.

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