How to wear a winter skirt

Skirts are universally flattering to most body shapes, ultra-feminine, they are on trend for winter and as style director Louise Hilsz shares can be worn for any occasion. Here’s how to style one of her favourite items - the skirt.


The pleated skirt

The softness and fluidity of the pleats make this skirt style stylish and comfortable.

Model Cythia Wu wears Loobie’s Story Sophia sweater, $269, Loobie’s Story Ophelia skirt, $269 and Mi Piaci Russh Western Boot, $360. Photographed outside Laurent Bakery Melbourne. The BeautyEQ team travelled there thanks to Visit Melbourne.

Styling tips

Fashionable and flattering the pleated skirt is bang on trend this season. Most body shapes can rock this style including a pear body type, and this season it looks best teamed it with soft knitwear to flatter your natural curves. When shopping for a pleated skirt make sure the style you choose sits right on your natural waist and add layers with statement accessories to help balance out wide hips. Keep your colour palette tonal with chic winter boots.


The pencil skirt

Worn as a separate, or as part of a suit, the classic pencil skirt popularised by French designer Christian Dior hit runways back in 1954 and it’s still on trend today.

Cooper Cat Power cardigan, $399. Cooper Ratta Cat Cat skirt, $299. Mi Piaci Benji heel, $260. Saben Hoffman bag, $539.

Styling tips

The pencil skirt flatters curves when your bust and hip measurements are similar, which helps to give the illusion of a nipped in waist. Add a pair of high heels and it will lengthen your legs and add proportion to your frame. This office-chic skirt can also be worn with chunky knitwear, and ankle boots for a casual midweek date night.


A full skirt

Worn casual for the weekend with a denim jacket and suede boots or slip on a heel and fitted shirt for the office a full skirt is both feminine and on-trend.

Model Chantelle Price wear Loobie’s Story Jasmin jacket, $229, Loobie’s Story Chloe blouse, $229, Loobie’s Story Brocade skirt, $299 and Beau Coops 6 boots, $529. Photographed by The Yarra River, Melbourne. The BeautyEQ team travelled there thanks to Visit Melbourne.

Styling tips

A full skirt from circle to A-line will help to create balance to a fuller figure. If it flares out over your hips, it will help to minimise your lower half, and this season floral fabric is not only on-trend if you want to distract from the look of curvy hips and full thighs this feminine style is so flattering.


The sequin skirt

An evening skirt with some bling is an investment but essential for any girl who has a special occasion to attend.

Ruby Margot Wrap blog, $229. MSGM Fringed sequinned skirt, $695. Sophia Webster Joy mules, $640. Meadowlark August drop earrings, $1625.

Styling tips

For a friends wedding, romantic dinner or formal work function, a silk or sequin skirt will be the perfect addition to after five wardrobe. It can be worn with a cami or off the shoulder shirt, belted or tied with a long satin ribbon, add a heel, and it will become your formal fashion look for life.