Black skirt with white floral print, worn with black blazer

Tips and tricks for wearing plus-size skirts

The plus size skirt is an elegant and versatile piece that can complement any wardrobe with style.

Despite this, many hesitate to adopt it, fearing that it won't flatter their figure. Yet there's no reason to be without this iconic piece, whatever your age or shape.

So, from time to time, we avoid pants, jeans and dresses, and dare to wear a skirt!

In this article, I'll try to give you some good reasons to wear the plus-size skirt. How to wear it with confidence and which pieces to mix and match to create the perfect outfit.

Why dare to wear a plus-size skirt?

Style and self-confidence:

A plus-size skirt can be a major boost to your self-confidence. By choosing the right cut and length, you can show off your curves while feeling comfortable, elegant and feminine.

Versatility and adaptability :

Whatever the occasion, the skirt can be adapted to suit your style. From the office to casual weekends, from telecommuting to a chic evening out, it offers a variety of options for creating different looks to match your moods and the moments in your life.

How to wear your skirt?

Choose the right length:

Long skirts and midi skirts are often considered flattering for plus-size silhouettes. It's true that they elongate the silhouette and add a touch of elegance. However, length is mostly a matter of personal preference. At Les Militanteswe'll always encourage you to choose styles in which you feel comfortable, even if this goes against fashion dictates.

Finding the right fit :

It is said that flared or trapeze skirts can be more flattering to the hips and thighs, while straighter or slit skirts can be more flattering to the hips and thighs. straighter or slit skirts emphasize curves. Try out different styles and decide what suits you best.
And don't forget to choose elasticated waistbands for absolute comfort. Being comfortable in your clothes, not feeling too tight or pudgy, is the ultimate secret to self-confidence.

Combine with style: 1 skirt, 3 looks

For office wear, pair your plus-size skirt with a blazer and heels. A pair of tights in winter, and you've got a simple, effective working-girl look ready to face a day's work with confidence.

Black skirt with large white flower print worn with black velvet blazer

For a more casual look, opt for a tee-shirt or sweatshirt and a denim jacket. A pair of sneakers, and off you go for a cool weekend.

black and white maxi skirt worn with denim jacket and sneakers

And for a slightly rock look, boots, a belt with a big buckle and a leather jacket will give the desired effect.

black and white maxi skirt worn with leather jacket and boots

Let's recap: what to mix the plus-size skirt with?


Shirts, T-shirts, sweaters, blouses. Add blazers or jackets.


Pumps, ankle boots, ballerinas, heeled sandals, flat sandals or even sneakers. Each pair of shoes will help you create a different style, to match your mood of the day.

Don't forget the accessories:

Opaque or semi-opaque tights in winter. Shorties in summer to avoid rubbing thighs... And above all belts Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, clutches, baskets, handbags... All these accessories can add an unexpected finishing touch to your outfit.

In conclusion

With a floral, leopard or geometric print... Plain, red, black, purple... pleated or not... flowing in cotton or viscose... in crepe or smoother (avoid polyester for static electricity)... whatever the options, and for all body types, the plus-size skirt offers a multitude of possibilities for expressing your style, giving you confidence and elegance, a little glamour and a lot of femininity. The skirt remains a must-have in women's fashion. Feel free to experiment with different cuts, lengths and combinations to discover what you like best.

Ultimately, the key is to wear your skirt with confidence and pride, in dressy or casual versions, because that's what will always make you beautiful and unique.

So, will you add a skirt to your wardrobe and make it an essential basic?


Thank you Laure, I'm delighted that you've rediscovered the desire and the PLEASURE of wearing skirts again.

Nathalie Pinsard

You've convinced me to wear the skirt, version les Militantes .... What a sensation of fullness and fluidity in precious, shimmering fabrics!
It's the (re)discovery of a femininity that's been undermined by decades of wearing pants!

Laure Bordet

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