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How to pick the best flirty skirt for your body type

Jessica Padykula is a freelance writer and editor in Toronto, Canada covering a wide range of  topics for several online lifestyle publications. She is a regular contributor for SheKnows, covering travel, style, relationships, health and...

Stylish skirts for summer

Spice up your summer wardrobe with some stylish skirts. Not sure where to start or what to shop for? We have you covered! Check out our guide to buying the best skirt for your body type.

bold red maxi skirt

Maxi

These floor-skimming skirts are easy to wear and offer a comfortable, on-trend wardrobe item for hot days.

Best for: Taller women with a lean build, or anyone looking for something casual and beach-ready.

Wear with: Fitted tank top, strappy flats and a wide-brimmed summer hat.

Our pick: Add some color to your summer wardrobe with this bold red maxi skirt with a drawstring waist (topshop.com, $60).

pale blue denim mini

Mini

Small in stature but big on style, the micro-cut, leg-baring skirt can be body-hugging, full or somewhere in between. They’re perfect for summer and actually quite versatile.

Best for: Anyone who feels a little daring. If you’ve got it, we say flaunt it! Miniskirts are also a good option for petite women, since they give the illusion of longer legs.

Wear with: Metallic or brightly-hued flat sandals and a white T-shirt for casual yet sexy summer style.

Our pick: Show some leg in this cute pale blue denim mini (yoox.com, $121).

sleek pencil skirt

Pencil

The classic pencil skirt never goes out of style. Lean and fitted, the office-friendly piece typically falls to the knee but can sit either above or below the waist.

Best for: Hourglass figures or anyone who wants to create a timeless sophisticated look for the office.

Wear with: A sleeveless blouse and tailored jacket for the office, or wedge sandals, a fitted T-shirt and a denim jacket for post-work patio cocktails.

Our pick: Look polished, professional and on-trend in this sleek pencil skirt in a vibrant shade of blue (piperlime.com, $49).

pleated bubble skirt

Pleated

While you may be thinking of the ill-fitting version from your high school uniform, pleated skirts are more fashion-forward than you think. Usually short or mid-length, they feature vertical folds that go from the waist to the hem.

Best for: Anyone who wants to create some curves. Pleated skirts help create shape.

Wear with: Lace-up Oxford flats and a short sleeved button-up blouse in a bold hue.

Our pick: Have some fun this summer in a playful, pleated bubble skirt. This pretty piece comes in yellow (our fave), teal and turquoise (aliceandolivia.com, $297).

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