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Skirts are a great alternative to wearing a dress; however, there are so many different options that finding the right style and fit can be a daunting task. Some style trends this fall include tweed and leather pencil skirts, classic A-line skirts with dark floral patterns and colors and flowing high-low skirts worn with sweaters and tights for the perfect contrast.

Pencil

The pencil skirt should be a staple in every woman’s closet. The key to this type of skirt is finding one that fits your body shape; no two skirts are alike. A good starting point is with a knee-length skirt; this length tends to work well for most women. From there you can expand into different colors and even prints. Color trends this fall include deep hues of purple, green and burgundy, but black is always a classic choice.

Petite women can opt for a shorter style, which will elongate the legs when combined with a pair of nude heels.

Curvy women especially benefit from a well-fitted pencil skirt. The skirt’s sleek lines create a smoothing effect and, with the right accessories, makes for a timeless outfit. Choose a skirt with a thicker material that will glide over your curves, while not accentuating the wrong ones.

A-Line

Unlike A pencil skirt, the A-line skirt is fitted at the waist and flares outward at the bottom, which is great for hiding problem areas. This type of skirt comes in many different lengths. Petite women can go for shorter lengths, while taller women should look for knee-length versions. Wear an A-line skirt with tights, ballet flats and a colored cardigan for a classic fall look.

High-Low

The asymmetrical skirt is a fun and flirty style that can be tricky to pull off, but can make for an awesome outfit when accessorized correctly. Pair a high-low skirt with a more fitted top and a long necklace. These skirts come in a huge variety of colors and pat- terns. The key to wearing this style well is to mix and match colors, patterns and fabrics. Darker colored hues and pat- terns transition well into the fall season with some tights and boots.

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