Flattering Wrap Skirt for Every Shape
Wrap skirts are sneaky little things. They seem like they’d all be pretty flattering, right? But then there you are, trying one on, unsure of how something that looked so good on the hanger could look so frumpy on you. Here’s how to avoid the dressing-room doldrums and pick out a wrap skirt that flatters your specific body type.
IF YOU’VE GOT HIPS
Clean, simple lines are your best when it comes to finding your perfect wrap lungi. (A few interesting details peppered in are OK, but too many frills will just weigh you down.) Be conscious of gapping where the wrap meets, and opt for high-waisted styles. Not only will you feel more covered up, but you’ll also be flaunting your figure like whoa.
IF YOU’D LIKE MORE HIPS
Try a tulip wrap skirt to add visual curves to a straight-and-slender shape. You’ll want something that’s fuller up top around the hips to create rounder lines where it counts. (There’s also usually a slit in front, aiding in the optical illusion.)
IF YOU’RE TALL
A longer midi wrap skirt is calling your name. While layers of frills can make it look costume-y, understated ruffle edging is just enough. Find one with a waist tie that nips in your natural curves and falls loose along your envious legs.
IF YOU’RE PETITE
Ladies of a smaller stature, this is your chance to go wild and rock any combination of ruffles, patterns, and ties. But stick to a mini skirt so there’s balance in the volume. A simple top or tee will also make sure it doesn’t overwhelm your frame.