This skirt is another piece I’m thinking of getting rid of. I love it, and it was a gift from a friend after we’d been searching for it in a medium FOREVER, but I think now, it’s just too big. And even though I’ve had it hemmed, it’s too long, I think. I have considered hemming it again, but overall, it’s the shape that doesn’t work for me.
As much as “they” always say that the pear-shaped girl’s best skirt is a-line, I completely disagree. I’ve never been able to find one I love on my body; I always gravitate towards pencil or more fitted skirts. I’ve never loved any skirt that widens out and hits me knee-length. I understand the idea is that the a-line shape skims gently over the hips to widen out at the knee and thereby minimize the hips, but I have never liked them on me. Maybe it’s because my legs are so “sturdy?”
I could also be delusional, and the a-line skirt is THE BEST SHAPE SKIRT FOR ME EVER, but I don’t think so, and generally I don’t like them much on me. I do love this skirt though, and the idea of just being able to throw it on (sans shapewear) is appealing. It’s comfortable, and looks chic, but I feel like it overwhelms me. I’d love to hear our thoughts on hemming it again though – do you think it’s worth a try?
Oh, and this is yet another reason why I can’t be one of those bloggers who talks about body shape and what you should wear if you’re whatever shape/size you are. Those rules are complete BS. Wear what you want.