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5 Tips for Styling African Skirts for Plus Size Women

Skirts have been around for millennia, gaining fame all around the world through different time periods. They are especially popular among plus-size women, who make up the majority of the population. 

If you're a plus-sized diva looking to find some skirt inspo, you've come to the right place! In this guide, we'll go over how to style your African skirt.

1) Juxtapose Fitted Tops with Loose Skirts 

While wearing a loose skirt and a baggy top may sound like an odd juxtaposition, it actually works very well. A fitted top, such as a V-neck or a T-shirt, looks amazing atop a loose-fitting skirt. This is because the top highlights your waist and shoulders, while the skirt lengthens your figure. For example, you could wear a white V-neck with black and white vertical stripes.

Another option is to wear a striped top with a solid-colored skirt. As long as the top is fitted, it will look great with a solid-colored skirt. 

2) Find the Right Fabric

Depending on your body shape, you need to find the right fabric for your skirt. For example, someone who's pear-shaped would choose a fabric that flows around the hips, while someone who's apple-shaped would go for a fabric that does the opposite.

If you want something more flowy, try a jersey skirt. Jersey fabric is lightweight, stretchy, and is easy to wash.

If you want something more structured, try a taffeta skirt. Taffeta is heavier but can still be flowy, depending on the fabric.

3) Get the Right Shoes

Going with your outfit is the right way to go when shopping. If your top is white and has some sort of print, get a pair of white shoes to go with it. If you aren't a fan of white, choose a color that complements your top.

Note: If your top has a solid colored base, try wearing some sort of color on your shoes to make your outfit pop.

4) Select the Right Accessories

Accessories are crucial when styling an outfit. They tie the whole ensemble together and pull out details from the outfit. If your top has a beautiful necklace, wear the same necklace with your skirt. You don't have to wear the same one, but try to match some details.

For example, you can wear a necklace with a heart embellishment with a skirt that has a heart-shaped pattern. Make sure the details of the necklace and skirt complement your outfit.

5) Don't Be Afraid to Experiment

Don't be afraid to experiment with your outfit. If you're wearing a solid-colored skirt, wear a top with a solid base. If you're wearing a striped top, wear a solid-colored skirt. Mix and match different patterns to create a unique look.

You can also mix and match different patterns. For example, you can wear a skirt with vertical stripes with a top that has horizontal stripes.

Remember, the more comfortable you are with your outfit and the more you experiment with it, the more confident you'll feel.

African skirts are great options for plus-sized women who want to wear something that stands out. Whether you're wearing a solid or a print, you'll look amazing.

Add a touch of modern, African-style clothing with Nkiti African Clothing. We have a plethora of casual African clothing you can wear in your day-to-day life. Take a look at our online catalogue to see for yourself.

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