A Universal Skirt Silhouette
Consider the different figure types and the silhouettes we create with our clothing:
- Type A = shoulders narrower than hips, works because of the skirt's modified A-line.
Personally, if this were my type (and if I gain 20 lbs, it is), I would pair this skirt with a raglan-sleeve sweater.
- Type I = shoulders and hips equally wide, waist slightly or not defined.
Even though the model clearly has a defined waist, the sweater pictured has a strong vertical. Works for I (not I, but the I silhouette ... you know what I mean!)
- Type O = shoulders sloped and equal to hips, waist filled in.
Best: a skirt that is long enough to narrow a bit at the knee before flaring out again. Again, a soft shoulder of some type, by-passing the waist.
- Type V = shoulders wider than hips.
With a skirt that flares at the hem, a fitted waist looks very feminine!
- Type X = shoulders straight and equal to hips.
In order to dodge the frump factor, waist must always be at least somewhat defined.
- Type 8 = shoulders sloped and equal to, or slightly smaller than, hips; waist defined.
The skirt should narrow before flaring. Alternative: strengthen the shoulder, define the waist, and go for a Type X silhouette.
I'm certain there are personality types that would not wear a skirt like this. Speak up. What would you wear it with?