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The right women’s designer skirt can take you from drab to debonair with ease. Choosing the right garment for your body is easy when you know what to look for in designer skirts.
Where Skirts Came From
Skirts are the second oldest garment next to the loincloth. In ancient times, both men and women wore skirts. There are many depictions of Egyptian and Roman men donning a skirt. For hundreds of years, wearing a skirt was the only option women had for daily wear.
For centuries, women wore long skirts with hemlines to the floor. Wealthier women wore dresses with lengthy, layered skirts as a way to flaunt wealth since fabric was expensive. During the Victorian Era, bustles and hoops became the rage to accentuate a woman’s waist while keeping modesty at the forefront.
Just after World War I, hemlines started inching up when the roaring 1920s ushered in a new era of women’s independence and rights. Midi-skirts stayed popular from the 1930s through the ‘50s. With the ‘60s, came daring youth and daring fashion with the influx of the mini-skirt. Since then, women have worn anything from maxi-skirts to mini-skirts based on personal choice.
Skirts in Your Wardrobe
A good fitting women’s designer skirt is a must-have for every wardrobe. How do you know which type of skirt to choose? Which material? Which cut? A lot of it is your choice, but some depends on your shape and stature.
Today’s popular designer skirt styles range from long skirts to leather skirts. Pencil skirts are snug fitting, typically landing between just below to just above your knees, where an A-Line skirt flares from the waist forgivingly. Hi-low mermaid, and pleated skirts offer a different choice. A wrap skirt or maxi-skirt is comfortable and a bubble or paneled skirt brings in some vintage flair.
The Perfect Style for Your Body Shape
Slim-figured and pear-shaped ladies can easily pull off an A-Line or pleated skirt. Ruffled or tiered skirts adds volume to smaller hips where a pencil skirt snugly accentuates curves. Petite women benefit from the waist-lengthening of higher waists. Taller women easily rock a maxi-skirt or dress while petite ladies should go with midi-skirts or mini-skirts that fall just above the knee. Curvier women can choose fitted midi or maxi-skirts to slim and highlight the right curves.
A Skirt for All Occasions
For work, pair a printed pencil skirt with a tank and blazer for a professional, yet fun look. A black midi-skirt combined with a ruffled, solid-colored top with conservative jewelry yields a classic vibe that’s right for many occasions. Bring out your inner renegade with a leather skirt and knee-high boots for a daring date night.
At thredUp, we have a large collection of women’s designer skirts from designers and brands like Theory, Alice & Olivia, Chico’s, Express, and more. Whether you’re looking for a classic wardrobe piece or a fun weekend garment, you’ll enjoy the thrill of the hunt while saving up to 90%.