6 summer skirts to suit your shape

6 summer skirts to suit your shape

A-line style are great all-rounders and suit most shapes.

White lace t-shirt, £18, 12-24, Bonmarché; faux wrap skirt, £26, 8-22, M&Co; shoes, £19.50, 3-8, Marks & Spencer.

If you're big busted…

Avoid high waisted, very wide or pleated styles and instead go for straighter, A-line or slightly flippy skirts to add balance and volume to your bottom half.

Pattern skirt, £45, 8-18, J by Jasper Conran at Debenhams.


If you're an hourglass…

Show off your small waist with gorgeous Fifties style shapes, in full, flared and pleated styles.

Blue pleated skirt, £14, 8-20, George at Asda.


If you're pear shaped…

If you're bottom heavy try an a-line skirt or something that adds a bit of volume, which will hide your hips and thighs. Avoid fussy pleats from the waist as they'll add volume to your tummy and hips.

Stripe maxi skirt, £69, 8-18, Phase Eight.


If you're petite…

Pencil skirts are really flattering because they look grown-up rather than girly. Steer clear of ruffles, which will shorten the look of your legs and be careful with A-line shapes, which can look a bit young.

Lace skirt, £25, 10-24, Savoir at Isme.


If you're straight up and down…

A-line and flared styles will help create shape and a waist, while patterns and embellishment will add the illusion of shape to your figure.

Mid-length skirt, £45, 8-22, Marks & Spencer.


If you have a big bum…

Steer clear of a-line skirts that will just stick out over a rounder bottom and instead choose more fitted styles. Those that are fitted over your bum and legs but kick out at the knees are perfect.

Floral print skirt, £65, 8-18, Phase Eight.