Ladies those hips don’t lie, period! And no we are not humming that Shakira song, we genuinely mean it. Those hips in all their shapes and sizes are very capable of giving away your body type if you are not mindful of what you wear. After all not all skirts will fit you like they fit the mannequin. Which is why you need to find yourself that perfect skirt—in length, pattern and style that can do justice to your body type. Here are some simple tricks to accentuate your best features and conceal those problem areas.
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If you’re an apple shaped girl

If you have a voluptuous torso and a relatively thin lower half then you can opt for the high-waisted skirts. Skirts that are high-waisted and add volume to your thinner lower half region are considered apt for this body type.

Apple shaped girls can totally do without a clutter of prints since they tend to add to the bulky look. Subtle prints on your bottoms as opposed to neutral tops can help you achieve a proportionate look.

Pleated skirt available for RS.1,740 on shop.mango.com, Tea Cup Style Skirt

Rs.1,700 and the butterfly print skirt available for Rs.2,495 on koovs.com, respectively.

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If you are the pear-shaped girl

If you are broader on your hips and thinner on your shoulders then you are a pear-shaped bod that can carry of structured materials and A-line silhouettes very well. Stretchy fabrics like the jersey or lycra are a bad idea for they can cling on to your hips and make them look bigger than they are. A pear-shaped figure might also do well with a high-waisted skirt for it will draw attention back to the waist which is the thinnest part of your frame.

In terms of print, you pear-shaped girls need to opt for skirts in smaller prints that will complement your body type and won’t add to the bulk to your lower half. Make sure the prints you wear don’t draw attention to your hip. Wear bold prints for the tops and blouses therefore and tone them down for the bottom half.

Soft denim skirt available for RS.2,290 and the printed long skirt is available for RS.6,790 on shop.mango.com respectively. Paisley Pocket Maxi Skirt available for Rs.1,295 on Koovs.com.

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If you’re a girl with a petite frame

Girls with a petite frame can find themselves skirts that will add curves to the body and make the frame look fuller and more feminine. Go for tulip skirts that will add to the curvy look or opt for long ankle length skirts in structured materials that add an illusion of height. Girls with a petite frame however need to avoid half-calf length skirts for they can make you look shorter than you are. Pick skirts with side-slits, asymmetrical hemlines, overlapping designs for a fuller figure while you still flaunt your lean legs.

For those of you with petite bodies, you can totally opt for prints and patterns too. If you have a height issue, go for vertical stripes, if stripes don’t work for you then go for floral prints that aren’t too big and that should be the only print rule that petite girls need to remember.

Heart print skirt available for RS.1,490 and the wrap long skirt is available for RS.5,590 on shop.mango.com respectively. Side-slit hem Skirt available for Rs.1,490 on shop.mango.com.

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For the girl with the hourglass figure

If you are someone who is blessed with a perfect frame then go ahead and flaunt those curves, lady! Bodycon skirts or skirts that are made in stretchable fabrics are perfect for those of you that have a body to flaunt.

You have the perfect body type to wear form fitting clothes that will accentuate your figure. Refrain however from an overload of prints on your bottoms or you can end up looking heavier on the butt.

Embroidered cotton skirt available for RS.3,490 on shop.mango.com, Space dye column skirt available for RS.2,800 and the Bright Floral Pencil Skirt is availbale for Rs.995 on Koovs.com respectively.