A skater dress or skirt is a super cute and flattering style for plus size women and works super well if you have an Apple (O), Strawberry (V) or Banana (H) shape, by adding definition to your waist and balancing out your silhouette. In this blog we want to share what to wear with a skater skirt for plus size that is perfect for any occasion, season or event.
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What is a Skater Skirt?
There are 3 basic styles of skater skirts for you to choose from:
A-line - This is the most common skater skirt style. The A-line shape which means that it’s fitted at the waistline and flares out in A shape
Pleated - this style of skirt has definitely been en vogue recently and we love that you can get a variety of different pleat styles. From box to knife to micro.
Circle - The circle skater skirt usually has a much fuller skirt than a classic A-line which means that it is flowy and super fun to wear. Marilyn Monroe moments where your skirt gets blown up by the wind are much more likely so we recommend wearing some anti chafe shorts underneath or choosing a skirt in a heavier fabric like denim or pleather.
You can get skater skirts in pretty much any length so whether you’re a mini, midi or skirt kind of gal, there’s a perfect skater for you. Our top tip is to choose knee length styles for a classy look.
The Preppy Look
For a cute preppy look that is perfect for a winter brunch date, shopping spree or drinks with the girls, we love pairing a skater skirt with a tucked in sweater and knee high boots. Swap the sweater for a statement top for an effortless transition from day to night.
The Showstopper Look
Wearing a bright, bold or patterned skater skirt is a great way to turn heads and announce that you have arrived. This is also ideal for balancing out your silhouette if you’re worried about looking ‘top heavy’. Wear with a form-fitting scoop or v-neck top but try to avoid off-the-shoulder bardot styles as they will imbalance your outfit.
Coordinate with matching accessories and complementing tones for a sleek finish.
The Romantic Look
Create an elegant and romantic style for date night or dinner with friends by combining floral prints and neutral tones with your skater skirt look. We love a body suit, blazer and heels combo.
The Casual Look
Skater skirt looks don’t have to be formal. In fact they are so versatile and easy to wear that no matter if you're running errands or just hanging out, a skater skirt is a great style option. Go for a chilled casual vibe by wearing your skirt with a denim jacket and your favorite pair of sneakers. A classic tee completes the look or swap it out for a crop top.
The Boho Look
For a more bohemian vibe, wear your skater skirt with a kimono or duster and cami for a folk music festival or picnic look. Layer with pendant jewelry and chunky boots or wedges.
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