8 Skirt Styles for Autumn/Winter 2018
This fashion season, we have a huge variety of skirt styles to choose from — great for freshening up our wardrobes, but tough for deciding how to style each type.
Check out our guide to some of the best, on-trend skirt styles and how to wear them with shoes and accessories for a knock-out look this season. Start AW18 in style with our skirt fashion guide…
Going unsymmetrical is so in fashion right now. Cut short at the front with a longer hemline at the back, the asymmetric skirt is perfect for showing some leg without revealing too much. Avoid going for asymmetric tops with this skirt style — it’s too much — instead create a cool contrast by pulling on a simple cami.
For evening occasions, we suggest statement jewellery and a pair of killer heels.
The number one rule to an accordion skirt? Get the fit perfect. You want it to sit at your waist, but also hang in a way that the pleats don’t look stretched. These skirts look great if you want to downplay bigger thighs and hips, as the pleats will create an illusion that slims down the lower half of your body.
The beauty of this skirt is that it’s so versatile. For a chic look, go for a v-neck polka dot top with cap sleeves or for something more casual, try a graphic tee and cropped jacket.
When the event doesn’t quite call for a sequin dress, but you still want to dress up, try an A-line skirt. Flaring out at the waist for a gorgeous drop, A-line skirts wonderfully highlight the tiniest part of your waist, so we recommend flaunting this outline with an off-the-shoulder bodysuit or simple crop top.
A-line skirts are effortlessly elegant. To stay within these chic parameters, keep your shades subtle — like deep green or royal blue. Then, match with block heels, a clutch and just a few pieces of jewellery.
For a cool, laid-back feel, it has to be a gypsy skirt. Long, floaty and fun, all body shapes look great in this skirt style. But how do you perfectly flaunt it in 2018?
At its heart, the gypsy skirt is a cool remnant of the Swinging Sixties. Go for psychedelic colours like bright oranges, greens, yellows and pinks and pair with retro fabrics like velvet and chiffon. Tassels are obviously a great addition to a top for this outfit and bell sleeves look amazing with gypsy skirts, promising that you’ll embody the Sixties/Seventies vibe perfectly. Finalize the ideal gypsy skirt outfit with chunky bangles, mood rings, hoop earrings, and sandals!
This style oozes work-ready power. Flattering and easy to style, choose this in a neutral shade — like beige, black or grey — and wear with a three-quarter sleeve dress shirt.
Of course, you don’t have to keep your pencil skirt in the work-only section of your wardrobe. Trumpet-sleeve tops create an eye-catching contrast with the fitted style of a pencil skirt, while the high-waist feature lets you combine this style with cropped tops without feeling too exposed. Accessorise depending on the level of formality. A few simple pieces for a professional event, and bigger pieces with coloured stones for more informal occasions. Ankle-strap heels always look amazing with this skirt style.
Booked up for some winter sun? Then you need to pack a sarong. With this skirt style, we say the louder and bolder the better. Go for animal, floral or geometric prints in bright and cheery colours and match with a loose-fit top or tank top.
Play it safe with sandals and wedges or be more daring in your sarong-appropriate footwear choices. Slip on a pair of gladiator sandals during days on the sand, then opt for espadrille wedges in faux suede when the sun sets over the sea. You will want to keep accessories like jewellery to a minimum with this skirt style — but why not make the most of straw hats and cute shades instead?
Also called a scooter skirt, this design sits at your mid-thigh with an asymmetric look, The skort is no longer a skirt restricted to casual settings, which means you can flaunt it the next time you head out for dancing and partying with your girlfriends.
Ladies of all body shapes look amazing in this skirt style. Go for a design with a frill and pair with a long-sleeve, chiffon shirt or go for a clean-cut style that you can wear with a sweetheart neckline tee. If you want to really rock this fashion trend, pull on a plain, neutral-shade v-neck top to draw people’s eye-line to your skort. Everything from wedges and pumps to sneakers and stilettos look incredible with a skort — so don’t hold back.
Make this season the season of the skirt with our style tips.