Fuller skirts balance out a wedge body shape. The wedge (also called the inverted triangle or strawberry) has broad shoulders and narrow hips. With this body shape, be sure to steer clear of pencil skirts and other body-hugging styles.
Skirts for wedges
"Stand tall and proud because you ladies have those squared off shoulders that command attention," says fashion expert and TV personality Jeannie Mai. "The perfect skirts for you are those that flare, as these will help balance your broad shoulders."
Don't be afraid to experiment with bold colors and interesting patterns, they will draw the attention away from your upper body. Skirts with thigh high slits can also help balance a wedge shape body. Mai also suggests avoiding skirts that are high-waisted.
Audrina Patridge, Charlize Theron, Renee Zellweger, Jessica Simpson and Angelina Jolie are just some of the celebrities with wedge body shapes.
What to wear
- Jones New York Pleated Flare Skirt ($96)
- ASOS Midi Tailored Belted Ponti Fit and Flare Skirt ($60)
- Bebe Rose Trail Flare Skirt ($47)