Frill Skirts

The frill is a pleated material sewn onto a garment as a decorative ornament. Frill alternative skirts, therefore, refer to skirts that have ruffles or a pleated border. Skirts are among the go-to looks for an easy day, or on days you feel that you can do better in terms of fashion. They are easy to style, easy to work with, and comfortable. It is quite a relief to know that there are many types of skirts emerging, with even intricate designs, and frills among the newbies. So you came across this cute skirt while lurking on your Instagram page, and you are not sure if it is the perfect fit for you. 

Factors to consider when shopping for frill skirts

Here are some guidelines on how to choose the right skirt before shopping.

(1). Understand your body shape

While it may be easy to just look for a skirt, before placing your order, first, understand your body shape and type. It is essential to know the necessary body measurements such as waist size and hip size; as it makes it easier to shop for a skirt without physically trying it out. Know your body type from the different pointers below: 

  • Banana-shaped body- For a woman with the same shoulder, hips, and waist measurements, a mini-frill skirt is a good option. It is an excellent way to draw attention to the legs and, therefore, feel more feminine. If you are opting for something a little bit longer, then look for a skirt that is more fitting, this should emphasize the gentle curves.

  • Apple-shaped body- If you carry most of your weight around your waist, go for a high-waisted skirt. The waistband needs to sit at the narrowest part of your body and flare gently outwards. 

  • Pear-shaped body- For ladies who have wider hips, A-line skirts can give you the standing-out kind of look. They highlight the smallest part of the waist and skim over the hips. A black leather frilled skirt can be the best fit for you if you are thinking of going shorter.

  • Hour-glass body- For curvy ladies, it makes sense if you look for a skirt that hugs the waist to accentuate your figure. Pencil skirts can look effortless in an hourglass body. A frilled long skirt can still look good for an hourglass if it is high-waisted. 

(2). Type of material

The type of material when shopping for a skirt is also crucial. You want a skirt that can be worn in most seasons if not all. You need a fabric that drapes and moves well on your body. The kinds of fabrics to look out for are crepe, cotton knits, silk, rayon, and wool jersey. These materials are soft, and smooth, and are natural fabrics that can stay new for longer periods  They are the most flattering materials for all body shapes and sizes. 

(3). Practical considerations

So you know what to target when going for frills. But how practical is the skirt? Are you going to wear it once and stack it in the corner of your closet until you think of it again? Does it fit your daily lifestyle, and how often do you see yourself wearing it? Here are a few pointers that can guide you in that direction;

  • How practical is your skirt going to be? Regardless of the type of skirt, you should consider how efficient it will be, or you will not wear it so often. Before buying a skirt, think of how you are likely to wear it; can it be worn with more than two shirts? Can it be styled in more than three ways? These are among the questions you need to ask yourself before making that order.

  • Is it going to be comfortable? Look for a skirt that you will be comfortable in, whether you will spend long hours seated, or whether you will be up and about running errands. It is important to look stylish and comfortable at the same time. 

  • Quality of the skirt:  It is important to get value for your money. Go for a fabric that does not require much care, such as cotton and silk, and if it does, then make sure you have the resources to maintain its quality.  

(4). Types of frill skirts

Knowing the specific type of skirt that would fit your closet is important. You want to buy a skirt that goes with almost all your outfits;

  • Black maxi skirt- Just as the name suggests, these are simply long skirts that start from the waistline and protrude toward the end. Most are layered and cascade down in an elegant design. They are best suited for formal events and can be paired with just about any cute top. It is essential to consider the length of your skirt and how it will look with stiletto shoes.

  • Black leather skirt- While fashion keeps evolving from time to time, black leather skirts have still proved to be the in-thing. Are you looking to add one or two to your wardrobe? Then go for a high-waisted one. They start as pencil skirts from your upper waist and are also frilled toward the hemline. The cool thing about leather is that you do not have to accessorize it with expensive jewelry. Go for a skirt that can look good with a cool goth bracelet and unique women's boots

  • Hem skirts- These are the type of skirts with a frill design at the hem of the skirt. Frills can be put on mini, knee-length, and even midi skirts and work well for formal and casual events. One advantage of frills is that it is designed with an A-line and can accommodate any size, whether plus or regular. They are the ideal choice if you want to accentuate your legs.

  • Wrap skirts- The basic concept of a frill wrap skirt is tailoring it so that it can be easily tied around your waist. The most functional designs are those that have an overlapping layer to prevent the skirt from opening up when walking. They are a very convenient piece of clothing because of their ease of wearing and a perfect option when going to the beach or pool. Don't forget to pick materials that move softly against your skin and are breathable.

  • Layered skirts- These skirts have many layers of frills. Others may also feature many overlapping layers starting from the upper thigh down to the skirt's hemline. They are perfect for a summer night out or even an evening out with the girls. Layered skirts are made from lightweight materials, making them less dense, hence comfortable to move around in. The overlapping frills are perfect for any size, so whether you are a regular or plus size, you'll have ideal options to suit your style. They are designed to provide you with an elegant look even when you are busting some moves on the dance floor. Go for a skirt that looks neat with sneakers


Frilled skirts are generally easy to shop for because they are a common trend. Why don't you experiment with different designs and materials to find out what best suits you? Don't forget to accessorize it with your best trinkets. Whether you are looking for a frilled skirt or other unique outfits to add to your closet, look no further than RebelsMarket. We are a one-stop shop for all your fashion needs. Browse our collections today to get the best deals. Shop today & get 10% OFF your first order!     



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