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There are times when your wardrobe just needs a boost. One way to give it that little bit of a lift is to add a skirt to it. However, skirt shopping is sometimes easier said than done. Whether shopping in a store or online, the options are incredibly diverse. There is no way to quickly and easily choose just one skirt, or so it may seem. Yet, there are some things you can actually do to make skirt shopping easier and more successful.
Rule Out Obvious Poor Color and Pattern Choices
Some skirts are blatantly stylistically wrong for you. If you take one look at a skirt and do not like it, do not buy it. Colour or pattern is one of the top features that can evoke that type of immediate reaction. You should certainly avoid colours or patterns you do not like. Doing that is easy. What may be a bit harder is avoiding colours or patterns that are not flattering on you or do not work well when creating outfits.
In general, skirts with large patterns hide your figure. Those with solid colours or patterns with little features highlight your figure. For example, small dots are not bad, but large flowers can overwhelm your body shape. You can also purchase skirts based on what is already in your closet. For example, if you already have favourite tops or jackets, look for a skirt in a color or design that works well with those favourite items.
Do Not Opt for Uncomfortable Materials
Skirts are made using many different types of fabric. Some of those are much more sensible than others. For example, a wool skirt may be warm in cool weather, but it could also be itchy. Conversely, a light chiffon may not be warm at all. It also may be too delicate to ever be completely comfortable. When you buy new skirts to wear or skirts made with other comfortable fabrics, such as cotton, you can get more use out of those skirts. There are also blends available that can increase comfort by adding elasticity or softness.
Ignore Skirt Shapes That Do Not Suit You
You can make choosing a skirt even easier by looking at the general shape of any skirt you may want to buy. Is it longer in the front, back, or on one side? Such an asymmetrical hemline can help you really make an entrance at parties. If it has an even hemline that comes out in an A-shape, it may cause your waist and upper body to be more noticeable. On the other hand, a skin-tight skirt may draw attention to aspects of your lower body, such as your hips, buttocks, or legs.
Make Length a Loose Skirt Buying Guide
Length is important when buying a skirt, but understand that most length tips are only loose buying guides. For example, a long skirt might seem inappropriate when you are already lacking the height you want. Concealing your legs completely makes you look even shorter. However, a long skirt with a slit still allows you to expose your legs. Not only that, but choosing high heels to wear with a long skirt can give you back some of that appearance of height.
The Most Important Aspects of Skirt Selection
The tips above can help you pick a skirt, but you have to place the most emphasis on certain key aspects of skirt selection. Does the skirt fit your environment and the time of year when you plan to wear it? Is it right for formal or informal purposes. Most importantly, are you comfortable with the choice? As long as you choose a durable fabric that is appropriate for your needs and you like the skirt, you can consider it a good purchase.