ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Navy Blue Skirt

Updated on March 10, 2011

The Classic Navy Blue Skirt

They say that navy is the new black, so why not try a navy blue skirt for a change from the usual black? It can be a fun alternative from the typical black skirts you most often wear out or to work. Does this mean that you should switch everything in your closet over to navy blue? Absolutely not. It just means that you should branch out a little in your wardrobe and try something new, like a classic navy blue skirt.

They're perfect for the business woman, yet perfect for the little girl or teenager as well. Navy blue is actually a great color skirt for younger children, because like dark denim, it just doesn't dirty easily.

The Navy Blue Pencil Skirt

The navy blue pencil skirt may be the most classic of the classic. Depending on the style and length, a navy blue pencil skirt can look great on any woman, any figure, any size. Whether you're a size 2 or a size 22, a navy blue pencil skirt can really slim you down. Plus, it looks great with a blouse, a tee, a sweater, or your favorite blazer.

If you look online, you can often find a variety of navy blue skirts for less. I like to check out Amazon or eBay for a variety of price ranges, brand names, and designer labels. If you're curious to see what's currently available at either site, visit Amazon.com or eBay right now.

If you want to find out what style pencil skirt is best for your body, keep reading below about how to choose a skirt that is right for your body.

Navy Blue Skirt Suit

Now that you know how great a navy blue pencil skirt can be for you and your closet, you can now think about whether or not you want to go for the entire navy blue skirt suit. As with the navy blue skirt, the navy blue skirt suit is an exceptional option for the office. It's a great alternative from black and can look just as good with just as many colors.

For the most classic style navy blue skirt, opt for classically tailored designs like a suit coat with a navy pencil skirt. Pencil skirts will always be the epitome of elegance and grace in the office. If you are uncomfortable in a pencil skirt, opt for an a-line navy blue skirt suit or straight lined navy blue skirt suit. You could always opt for a longer jacket style too.


Navy Blue Skirt

Finding a Navy Blue Skirt to Suit Your Shape

If you're worried that you won't be able to find a navy blue skirt that looks good on you, then consider the various options of styles out there for you. Here are some skirt shopping secrets.

For the woman who is larger on top:

  • Although this may seem like a curse to you, you actually have the most options when it comes to skirts, because you most likely have fit or thin legs with minimal hips. You can easily pull off long pencil skirts, knee-length pencil skirts, tulip skirts, mini skirts if you're the proper age, wrap skirts, and straight skirts.
  • There are only two types of skirts that will not flatter you as well. These two types of skirt may make your legs look even smaller than they are are a-line skirts that widen at the bottom and ruffled skirts that will add too much bulk.

For women who are larger on the bottom:

  • You have to be more careful about what styles of skirts you wear as not to make your hips look disproportionately curvy compared to your upper body.
  • Opt for straight lined styles, a-line skirts, knee-length or shorter pencil skirts, looser fitting skirts in general. Look for well-tailored skirts with properly designed darts.
  • There are certain things to consider. Anything that will draw into the thigh area too much will only accentuate your hips. Make sure there is always enough room in the hips and thigh area. Skirts you should never wear are long pencil skirts or pencil skirts where the hemline is tapered, long tighter fitting skirts, long ruffled skirts as they will make you look just large, and mini skirts if you don't have toned legs.

For curvy hourglass figures:

  • Opt for pencil skirts that are tapered at the bottom or longer versions, mini skirts, flare cut skirts, tulip skirts, circle skirts, and asymmetrical skirts because they will all play up on your even curves, making you look sexy. There isn't any type of skirt that doesn't look good on you, so have fun and remember, if you don't have toned legs, don't wear short skirts.

For straight shaped women or girls, you need to give the illusion of curves.

  • Pencil skirts that hug your leg the whole way down will do wonders for you. Look for pencil skirts that taper into your leg near the hem. Also try pleated skirts, flared skirts, skirts that hug you almost all the way down then flare at the bottom, and godet style skirts. These will all give the illusion of curves.
  • Look for fabrics that hang nicely, add volume to your bottom, and don't make you look curveless.

Another good rule of thumb is look for skirts that will make your body more proportionate. For petite women, shorter hemlines or hemlines down to mid-calf look best to lengthen you. For taller women, stick to skirts that hit below the knee, so you don't look too leggy at the office.

These are just basic rules to keep in mind when choosing your navy blue skirt. If you see a navy blue skirt you really love, forget about the rules sometimes and go for it. Plus, navy blue is a dark color, so it will always minimize your bottom, which for many of us, is a godsend.



Navy Blue Skirt
Navy Blue Skirt

Comments

Submit a Comment

No comments yet.

working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is used to quickly and efficiently deliver files such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisements has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)