12 Chic Tips on How to Rock Flared Skirts with Style

If you have a straight body type and you don’t feel too confident about it, I have something for you. You guessed right. It’s flared skirts.

These skirts are exceptional at hiding your body shape. But that’s not the best part about them.

They also add more volume to your lower body, giving you an illusion of curves.

What if you aren’t straight-shaped, you ask? What if you have an apple, pear, or hourglass body type?

Of course, you can still wear a flared skirt. For curvy shapes, it doesn’t just help you hide your figure from peering eyes. It also keeps people guessing your silhouette and even admiring you more when your curves penetrate beyond the flare to their eyes.

If you’ve been looking for chic ways to style your flared skirts and make a fashion statement, your answers are in this article.

Keep reading to see them.

What About the Flared Skirt?

lady wearing white shirt and ankara mini flared skirt

Some people call it flay skirt’ while others call it ‘flare skirt.’ If you’re guilty of calling it either of both names, please stop it already. The name is ‘flared skirt’  with the word ‘flared’ modifying the noun.

Since this isn’t an English class, let’s see other details about this skirt.

As the name implies, the skirt flares out from the waistline at the bottom or at the end of the legs rather than the top.

It isn’t form-fitting, unlike the pencil skirt. And skirts with flare usually come as different types of skirts. For instance, they could be maxi, midi, or mini. They can also be pleated, gathered, layered, or simply flared.

Whichever one you go for, you’ll always enjoy the perks of this type of skirt. 

How to Wear a Flared Skirt

lady wearing flared skirt with accessories

1. Rock it With a Dress Shirt

lady wearing white shirt with green midi flared skirt

A button-down/up shirt or any modest blouse for work will always look great with a flared skirt.

lady wearing white dress shirt on red flared skirt

You can as well tuck in to ooze a business casual vibe. This flared skirt outfit idea is suitable for the office, church, or luncheon. It works with knee-length, midi, or short skirts.

2. Pair with a Bodysuit

lady wearing green bodysuit with midi flared skirt

Bodysuits always suit your body. No pun intended but those tops are really cool. The way they hug your body helps frame your contours. Also, they can be sleeveless, short-sleeved, or long-sleeved. It just depends on your personal style.

lady wearing pink bodysuit with short black flared skirt

Moreso, since they’re body-fitting, they’re great to be paired with a flared skirt. Why? They’ll let your skirt take the shine while they just stick to your body.

3. Wear it with a Turtleneck Top

lady wearing black turtleneck top with red flared skirt

Turtlenecks are multipurpose tops that always come in handy for any occasion. Pair one with your flared skirt.

lady wearing black turtleneck top with brown flared skirt

You can choose to tuck in the top or let it sit out. Whichever one is a great choice.

4. Pair with a Camisole or Tank Top

lady wearing black tank top with white mini flared skirt

Do this option if you love everything sleeveless. Camisole or tank tops will help you flaunt your arms while you rock your flared skirt.

lady wearing white tank top with long flared skirt

5. Layer as Usual

lady wearing black jacket with matching flared skirt

If you aren’t comfortable wearing only a tank top or camisole, feel free to layer it with a blazer, kimono, jacket, duster, cardigan, or sweater.

lady layering sweater on her flared skirt

This also works for any kind of top or shirt.

6. Or Wear a Tee

lady wearing white T-shirt with flared skirt and sneakers

T-shirts also work with flared skirts. You can go for an oversized tee or the one your size. Feel free to tuck them in to blouse out or wear them like that.

lady wearing white T-shirt and red flared skirt

7. Give Your Crop Top a Shot

lady wearing black crop top on a flared skirt

This works with high-rise flared skirts. Since the skirt is high-waisted enough to reach your midriff, it’ll befit your top.

lady wearing white crop top with black flared skirt

However, this isn’t compulsory. If you’re comfy pairing your crop top with a low-rise flared skirt to show your midriff, feel free to do it.

8. Mix those Prints

lady wearing mixed print ankara outfit with flared skirt

Did you just get a floral or ankara skirt? Great. Paired it with a polka-dot top.

lady wearing mixed print outfit with flared skirt

Don’t look at me like that. Wearing different prints is a fashion rule that has long been broken. So, go ahead and use this tip for any prints you want.

Or better still, check our style guide on how to mix different prints in your outfits

9. Go Denim

lady wearing denim jacket with matching flared skirt

This could be a denim skirt paired with another top or a jean jacket/shirt. Denim on denim is a nice combo you should try out.

If you can’t get the same color of denim skirt and shirt, feel free to try different colors. For instance, a blue denim skirt and a white denim shirt.

lady wearing black top with jean flared skirt

That aside, you can always pair your denim flared skirt with any of the tops mentioned above whether they are denim or not.

10. Wear Leggings Underneath

lady in dark shades wearing leggings under polka dots flared skirt

Are the skirts too mini for you or you just wanna give people more deets to stare at when they look at your legs? Wear a pair of leggings underneath.

lady wearing leggings under mini flared skirt

They add more details to your look.

11. Flats or Heels Too

lady wearing sneakers with long flared skirt

Sneakers, sandals, and ballerina flats work with this skirt. But if you want to exude more confidence and it’s appropriate for the occasion, go for any comfortable heel of your choice.

lady wearing flared skirt with heels

Dunno how to walk in heels? Not a problem. We have a style guide on how to wear heels comfortably.

12. Accessorize

lady wearing flared skirt with knee-high boots

Don’t just end up wearing your shoes alone. Grab on a hat or your sunglasses. And add your belt,  wristwatch, earrings, necklace, and other jewlery to the mix too.

lady wearing flared skirt in the sun

There you have it. Now go ahead and use these tips to rock your flared skirts with style.

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Victoria B. Willie

Writing has always been a part of me. From writing stories as a young child to studying Communication Arts in the university, it has always been more than a medium of expression to me.

And then one day, I found myself toeing the path of an entrepreneur and becoming a fashion enthusiast. This made me develop an interest in content marketing and copywriting.

That aside, when I'm not writing copy or SEO content, I'm designing statement pieces for my fashion brand, Ria Kosher, crushing on Lucious Lyon, and writing wild stories that always come with a twist.

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