Your mini guide to finding the right denim skirt for your body shape

I’ve been a denim lover for as long as I can remember. Denim jackets, shirts, dresses, shorts, jeans, these are the items I keep wearing every single year. But when it comes to denim skirts, I kinda have a love-hate relationship with them. During my university years, a denim skirt wasn’t my thing. It made my hips look wider, my bum bigger and my legs much shorter. Yes, I’m not even exaggerating, it really made me look so bottom-heavy! I tried to avoid wearing them as much as I could. Fast forward to now, thinking back on my ‘denim skirts experience’ — if only I’ve done some little research, learned how I could dress for my body shape at that time, I wouldn’t have avoided denim skirts for years. But they always say better late than never right? So if you’re on the hunt for a denim skirt, here’s my mini guide on how you can choose the right skirt for your frame.
On a side note: I’m in no way a pro, but I just want to share these tips with you as they really work!

1// A-line

As mentioned in my earlier post, I would consider myself pear shaped. A-line denim skirts are your best friend when you are apple, pear or hourglass shaped. Why? Because they accentuate your waist and hide your hips and bottoms. When it comes to a straight denim skirt, it wouldn’t suit my frame (this applies to an apple-shaped too) as it can hug my features in all the wrong places and it will also make me look bigger on top.

2// pencil skirt

If you are an hourglass type, a denim pencil skirt suits you best. It highlights your hips and it keeps the upper part of your body nice and slim. Oh and did you know a pencil skirt looks good on pear shape figures, too?

3// high waist denim skirts

A high waisted (mini) denim skirt is just purrrrrfect for apple shaped types. It covers your stomach, it draws attention to your hips and thighs and it will make you look leaner. Ideal for hourglass and pear shaped types too.

4// flared (maxi) skirt

If you are tall and rectangular or apple shaped, opt for a denim flared maxi skirt. It adds more shape to your frame. Make sure to wear a fitted top such as an off the shoulder bodysuit top or a tee (tuck it into your skirt) for a well balanced silhouette.

And that’s it for today! I hope you found these tips useful.
What body type are you? And have you found your denim skirt for your body type yet?

I’m wearing
Costes tee
Zara mini denim skirt
H&M flats
Céline bag (similar here)
Céline sunglasses
Daniel Wellington watch
Cinco necklaces


Thank you for taking the time to read my post. Until next time,


    • Vivian Tse
      July 12, 2018 / 8:06 am

      Thank you so much Nina! Have a great day! xx

  1. Glowyshoes July 3, 2018 / 10:03 am

    I fall under no2, the hourglass shape. Pencil skirt has always been for me expect on days where my mood is not too bright, i do flared.

    Glowyshoes’s blog

    • Vivian Tse
      July 12, 2018 / 8:18 am

      Thank you for stopping by! Truly appreciate it ;) I’m sure a denim pencil skirt will look amazing on you! Have a great week! xx

    • Vivian Tse
      July 12, 2018 / 8:28 am

      That would be such an honour! Thank you so much :)

  2. Monique | SkeletonWeirdo July 3, 2018 / 1:20 pm

    great great tips! – I have yet to find the perfect denim skirt, so tips are always welcome!

    • Vivian Tse
      July 12, 2018 / 8:30 am

      Glad you found it useful! Thank you for stopping by :) xx

    • Vivian Tse
      July 12, 2018 / 8:32 am

      Hi Joana, thank you so much for stopping by! Means a lot to me and I’m so glad you found these tips useful! Have a great week :) xx

    • Vivian Tse
      July 12, 2018 / 8:51 am

      Thank you so much Jen! I hope you will be able to find your denim skirt soon ;) xx

    • Vivian Tse
      July 12, 2018 / 9:07 am

      Thank you so much Sonia! Means a lot to me :) Have a great day!

  3. Real Girl Talks July 4, 2018 / 2:37 am

    This is such a pretty outfit! I’ve always wondered if denim skirts would look good on me, thanks for sharing these useful tips, now I can figure put what style will suit me more :)
    I am back after a month long hiatus, hope you’ve been well! Missed reading your posts!
    Ankita | Real Girl Talks

    • Vivian Tse
      July 12, 2018 / 9:10 am

      Hi Ankita, I’m doing great, thank you! And thank you for stopping by! I’m so glad to hear you found these tips useful! Hope you’re having a great week so far :) xx

    • Vivian Tse
      July 12, 2018 / 9:16 am

      Thanks Dom! I’m sure a denim mini would look amazing on you! Have a great day :) xx

    • Vivian Tse
      July 12, 2018 / 9:20 am

      Awww you’re making me blush! Thank you Heather!

  4. Jessica July 8, 2018 / 3:29 pm

    These are really nice tips dear. I love denim skirts, such beautiful street classic. Really versatile too.

    Jessica |

    • Vivian Tse
      July 12, 2018 / 9:26 am

      Thank you Jessica! I’m sure you will look amazing in denim skirts! You can literally pull off anything!

    • Vivian Tse
      July 12, 2018 / 10:20 am

      Hey Yuliya! Thank you so much, glad you found it useful! xx

    • Vivian Tse
      July 12, 2018 / 10:31 am

      Thank you so much Annick! xx

  5. nobasisinreality July 16, 2018 / 1:45 am

    These are great tips! Currently hunting for a denim skirt and this is so helpful!


  6. Jenny July 17, 2018 / 10:20 pm

    This was really helpful to read, glad I found your blog today as I need to get a denim skirt. It is so hot in the UK at the moment and I don’t fit mine any more!

    Jenny |

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