Fishtail Skirts

There are so many different kinds of skirts for women. And one of them is a fishtail skirt. A traditional fishtail skirt is a long or ankle-length skirt that is tightly fitted from the waist to the knee and then flares out to create a fishtail look. Some new designs of the fishtail skirt have a pleated area between the legs and crotch that allows the wearer more leg room to walk. Fishtail skirts are often worn for nicer occasions like weddings or proms.

For curvier women, a well-tailored fishtail skirt can accentuate one’s natural hourglass shape and create the illusion of sleek lines. On the other hand, a fishtail skirt with a fitted waist and an exaggerated, flowing hem or train can add the appearance of curves to women who are naturally thin and angular and would like to look like they have an hourglass shape. Although the fishtail silhouette is flattering to a wide range of body types, some women with ample curves may want to avoid this body-conscious style, especially if they are seeking to minimize the focus on the waist and hips. To wear a fishtail skirt, wear them with the appropriate shoes. Many fishtail skirts are made for women with longer legs. If you have shorter legs, wear heels so the skirt is the correct length. Some hemming may be required. Practice walking in the fishtail skirt with your heels to get a feel for the tight-fitting skirt.

Peter Pilotto Purple Tiger Stripe Fishtail Skirt

Peter Pilotto Blue Fishtail Skirt

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If you want to buy, keep in mind to buy the correct size. This step is crucial to the overall look of the skirt. The waist needs to be tight-fitting. The length needs to be proportional to your height. Fit the dress to your hips as well. Try the skirt on before purchasing it to be sure it is comfortable and fits correctly. And also, don’t forget to select a material you’re comfortable with. If you live in denim, go for denim in the fishtail skirt as well. If you prefer a more classical, dressy look, try a rayon blend. Either way, choose a material that you like to wear, or the skirt will be a permanent fixture in your closet. With a fishtail skirt, keep your fashion sense about you and get a pretty and flattering fishtail skirt without showing everything you’ve got. With the flared hem of the fishtail skirt, you could end up showing more than you intended if it’s cut too short.