Skirts are a staple in any woman’s wardrobe; whether you are a veteran or a fresh face in the fashion scene, skirts are indeed important.

. The skirt is the most versatile part of your closet, you can dress it up or dress it down for day or night. But there are so many different kinds of skirts that it’s hard to know where to start.

Most of the time, you don’t have the money to buy a lot of new clothing items. However, it doesn’t mean you have to stick to your boring wardrobe and style the same pieces repeatedly.

Styling skirts is actually pretty fun and easy when you know what you’re doing. Today, we’re going to go through 20 different types of skirts and how to style them properly so that you can step out of your fashion comfort zone.

How To Style Skirt

Skirts can be worn in many different ways, and you are not limited to the dress code. Here are some tips for styling your skirt.

1. Wear it with a top: A skirt can be worn as an outer garment or over the top. It is a great way to add color and style to your outfit.

2. Wear it as a dress: You could wear it as a dress by pairing it with some tights and boots. This will give you an edgy look which will make you stand out from the crowd.

3. Wear it with a blazer: You can also wear your skirt with a blazer if you want to go casual but still look stylish at the same time.

20 Different Types Of Skirts

1. A-line skirt: (From $19)

Fila Women Core A-Line Skort, Color: Navy, Size: M (TW153KH4-412-M)

As the name goes, the silhouette of this skirt resembles the capital letter A. This is one of the most common skirt types, with a narrow, fitted waist that gradually forms a wider hemline.

Coming in all different lengths, colors, and fabrics, it’s usually paired with fitted tops to accentuate the waist and give a more girly look to your fit.

2. Circle skirt (from $18.99)

SheIn Women's Basic Solid Cutout Scallop Hem Flared Mini Skater Skirt Small Black


From a cross-sectional point of view, a circle skirt takes the shape of a large circle with a hole cut in the center of the waist.

When worn, this contributes to a beautiful natural fall with soft pleats, making it perfect for a cute spring/ summer look when paired with a basic tank top or a tee.

3. Trumpet Skirt (from $32)

Rekucci Women's Ease into Comfort Flared Knee Length Knit Skirt (X-Small, Black)

Here since the Victorian era, the trumpet skirt is tighter and more fitted at the top, with a flared out the bottom.

Often, the distinction is quite obvious as different materials and colors of fabrics are used to form the ‘trumpet’.

However, this has become a very popular prom/ bridal dress look and has been seen sported by fashion icons such as Victoria Beckham.

4. Layered skirt (from $17)

Afibi Stretchy Flared Ruffle Layered Mini Skater Skirts for Women (Large, Black 2)

A layered skirt is formed by strips of fabrics stitched horizontally, one below the other, to form a skirt. These can be ruffled if made of mesh or tool.

On the other hand, a lighter fabric, such as silk, can be added in more jagged layers for a whimsical look.

5. Pleated skirt (from $15.99)

Hoerev White Halloween Cosplay Plaid Pleated Skater Tennis School Uniform Skirt with Lining Shorts,US 4

Pleated skirts are perfect for adding texture to your outfit. Usually starting from the waistband, the fabric is folded into successive pleats all around the skirt, and depending on the types of pleats; different variations of this skirt can be formed. 

6. Drindle skirt (from $20)

Choies Women's High Waist Midi Skater Skirt,Black,Small

This German skirt was traditionally worn with a bodice, blouse, and, wait for it, an apron.

It’s identified by its cinched waist sporting an elastic band and a wider hemline allowing for free movement. Found usually in full, midi, or knee-length, this skirt can even come with pockets!

7. Miniskirt (from $14)

Avidlove Women Sexy Role Play Pleated Mini Skirt Ruffle Lingerie for Schoolgirl

A mini skirt is one of the shortest skirts (about 7 to 11 inches short) with a hemline well above the knees.

Different types of miniskirts include bondage miniskirts, micro mini/pelmet skirts, denim or pleated minis, etc. 

8. Asymmetrical hem skirt (from $22)

Jeanewpole1 Women's Floral Mini Skirts Wrap Pleated Ruffle Hem Cute Beach A Line Short Skirts

One of the most popular types of asymmetrical skirts has a lower hemline in the back (usually floor-length) than the front, which is most commonly worn to formal events like prom.

For more of an everyday look, a very popular modern-day asymmetrical skirt is knee length and has one side with a shorter hemline than the other.

9. Bubble skirt (from $18.99)

SheIn Women's Basic Solid Cutout Scallop Hem Flared Mini Skater Skirt Medium Black

Shaped almost like a balloon, the hem of the skirt is folded inwards to form a rounded silhouette along with a cinched waist.

Usually found as a mini skirt, it looks best when paired with stockings, a collared blouse, and some boots.

10. Yoke skirt (from $16)

HUDSON Jeans Women's Front Yoke Skirt with RAW Hem, Dakota, 27

A yoke is essentially an extra piece of fabric that takes the place of a waistband and allows for the attachment of the fuller part of the skirt. It will provide more structure while emitting darts and keeping the flare of the skirt focused on the bottom only rather than all the way through.

11. Tulip skirt (from $25)

SheIn Women's Casual Slit Wrap Asymmetrical Elastic High Waist Maxi Draped Skirt Pink X-Small

I practically like wearing flower petals around your waist if you ask me.

The fabric of the skirt layers in the front, imitating the look of flower petals, coupled with a cinched waist and tapered hemline.

They come in various forms, from pencils to maxis, minis, etc., whereas the mini ones tend to have more of a bubble skirt-like look.

12. Cowl skirt (from $20)

Coolibar UPF 50+ Women's Fabyan Maxi Skirt - Sun Protective (XX-Small- Black)

A cowl skirt has several hooded drapes on either side of the skirt. The skirt is fairly fitted from the waist down to the hemline, but there’s some bulk around the hips with the added fabric of the drapes. 

13. Straight skirt (from $17)

Urban CoCo Women's Elastic Waist Stretch Bodycon Midi Pencil Skirt (L, Black)

Often seen in a more professional workplace or with school uniforms, a straight skirt is very similar to a pencil skirt.

However, instead of tapering near the hem, this skirt goes straight down and hence falls looser around the hem. 

14. Gypsy Skirt (from $23)

Wevez Women's Belly Dance Cotton 12 Yard Skirt (Green)

A gypsy skirt (also known as a broomstick skirt) is very bohemian looking and comes in all sorts of different styles and fabrics.

It’s generally a midi or maxi-length skirt coupled with tiers, ruffles, and even layers.

Some of the more traditional skirts come in tribal or floral prints. They are usually made of cotton and can easily be paired with a light tee.

15. Peplum skirt (from $31)

Nayssi Women's High Waist Wear to Work Pencil Skirt Bandage Bodycon Midi Skirt (Large, Beige)

A peplum skirt is perfect for people who want to wear a more fitted pencil skirt but are scared of accentuating their hips.

Peplum is an added strip of fabric along the waist of a skirt, usually about 2 or 3 inches long, that flares out at the end.

On the one hand, the extra flare not only hides your hips but if you’re skinnier, also works to give you more volume around that area.

16. Tiered skirt (from $19)

Relipop Women's Floral Flared Short Skirt Polka Dot Pleated Mini Skater Skirt with Drawstring Caramel

A tiered skirt has multiple strips of fabric sewn together horizontally to form the skirt. It can be ruffled and layer (or not) depending on your preference however, each layer is wider than the one above it.

This style is seen a lot in gypsy skirts or tutus and usually looks best with a simpler, more fitted top to balance out the fullness of the skirt(especially if it’s ruffled).

17. Solid Split Skirt $30.00

WDIRARA Women's Summer Solid Split Hem Zip Back Mini Workwear Skirt Wine Red S

Solid Split Skirt. Your essential wardrobe staple, the Solid Split Skirt has a flattering A-line shape, split hem, and pockets.

This can be worn by itself as a mini skirt or over pants to create a different and trendy look.

18. High Waist  Short Skirt

Romwe Women's Plus Size Boho Floral Print High Waist A Line Flare Short Skirt Khaki 3XL

For obvious reasons, a high-waist short skirt is perfect for petite women. The shape of this skirt accentuates your figure and creates a shape for your body.

Whether you’re looking to add a trendy twist to your favorite summer dress or you just want something stylish and comfortable that works with everything, this is the perfect trend.

19. Double Layered Skirt

Pin Up Doll Women's Flirty Double Layered Ruffle Mini Skirt Purple

A double-layered skirt is great for adding an extra layer to your daily outfits in cool weather. The extra layer is perfect for layering over leggings, tights, or even jeans.

A double-layered skirt is a perfect balance of sophisticated and laid-back. You can pair it with a simple top or layer it with a tank top to dress it up a little.

20. Stretchy Flare Skirt

Jostar Women's Stretchy Flare Skirt Medium Black

This easy-to-wear skirt provides a great fit with its stretchy material and is perfect for ladies on the go.

This versatile skirt can go with almost everything, especially with fitted and crop tops. Stretchy flare skirts tend to be figure-flattering and have an elegant look.


We hope you enjoyed this guide. Skirts are an easy way to add style and class to any outfit, so try incorporating one into your wardrobe this season.

Thanks to these 20 different types of skirts, you can easily create your stylish daily outfits.

If you combine these skirts with the appropriate blouse and jacket, bag, shoes, etc., you’ll get the perfect look for any occasion.


Disclaimer: This article, other beauty and fashion tips on SheBegan are contributed by experienced fashion professionals, beauty & cosmetics experts. Read our full research and editorial process here. Also, our posts may contain affiliate links, read our full affiliate disclosure

Suhira heads the editorial department of SheBegan Magazine. She joined SheBegan Magazine as an author in 2017, and her writings also appeared on cosmopolitan, lifefalcon and other mags. Suhira loves to write on wellness-related topics, skin/hair/beauty tips, relationship advice topics, and bridal grooming niche. Later, in 2019, she became the head of our editorial board and also holds the position of Growth analyst. Having had sufficient experience with fitness and nutritional balance. Suhira has worked as a fitness trainer at local Gyms, we utilize her experience in our fitness and nutritional recommendations.

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