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14 Alternatives to Skirts

Not every woman is a skirt lover, but that doesn't mean one can't amplify their femininity by wearing shorts, pants, and more. Check out the options below to discover unique alternatives to skirts.

This is a woman wearing a denim skirt.

Has there ever been an era where skirts did not exist? It’s hard to imagine a time when it did! However, more and more women are looking for various alternatives to skirts that will compliment their tastes and preferences. Find something that you like and dream of what you can match it with!

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Pants

Not every woman is a skirt lover, but that doesn’t mean one can’t amplify their femininity by wearing shorts, pants, and more. Check out the options below to discover unique alternatives to skirts.

Dress pants

A woman wearing a stylish uneven blouse with her dress pants.

With a slim fit and cropped length, these pants are the most modern alternative to jeans and sweats. Though we recommend these pants with heels while on your way to university or work, they look great with sneakers for a laid-back vibe. Wear with a classic blouse and leather jacket for a stylish outfit.

It should be noted that straight pants, as their name implies, are straight throughout the entire length of their piece. A flat front pant is seamless and doesn’t have many pockets.

Harem pants

This is a close look at a woman wearing a pair of harem pants.

These pants are easy to sew and comfortable to wear. The elasticized waist and ankle openings form a sort of drawstring without any actual drawstring, and the gathers around the hips are held by an elastic band. Wear them as cropped pants under a skirt or long tunic, or as an evening or night-time pant, perhaps with an embellished top worn overtop—some people even sleep in them!

Harem pants are loose trousers gathered at the ankle or just below the knees at the sides and held in place with elastic banding. They are popular around the world since the 19th century in many different forms and under different names.

Bell Bottoms/Flared pants

This is a close look at a woman wearing long flared denim jeans.

These flared pants have grown popular in the 1960s and continue to be stylish. They are loose and comfortable pants. These flared jeans make you appear thinner. Depending on which company you go to, you will find many kinds of flare jeans ranging from very wide flares to very slender. These pants can be worn by both young and old.

Shorts

Denim Shorts

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These Women’s Sandstone Shorts feature the iconic cut-off denim shortcut, with a modern twist. They’re crafted from a premium dark blue wash that will never go out of fashion and have been created using the finest cotton denim available to ensure they’re super comfortable and look great on everybody. They also feature simple fly zip and belt loops so you can easily personalize your look.

Team with high-top sneakers for a casual stroll around town or dress up with wedges for a smarter look.

Printed Shorts

This is a close look at a woman wearing a pair of printed shorts.

Fashionable and trendy, printed shorts are an easy way to update any wardrobe. Whether you choose animal prints, polka dots, flowers, or tribal prints, these shorts will introduce an eclectic element to any outfit. They are designed with elastic waistbands that can be cinched at your liking for a custom fit.

Try printed shorts for a more eccentric look by matching them with a crop top or a bright tank top.

Boyfriend Shorts

Silver Jeans Co. Women's Mid Rise Boyfriend Shorts, Light wash, 30W

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Our boyfriend shorts have a loose and relaxed fit just like their namesake! They are great for lounging around in and are made of stretchy denim that is sure to look good on any body type. To keep them up we added an elastic waistband, but if you want to wear them even lower you can take out the button.

These lightweight boyfriend shorts are absolute comfort food. With the poly/rayon blend fabric that is so soft, you won’t know you are wearing them. Zipper detail in front waistband with button closure and inside pocket for added detail.

Jamaican Shorts

Carwayii Jamaican Flag King Rasta Lion Yoga Set 2 Piece Sport Bra Top And Shorts Legging Tracksuit For Women

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Jamaican shorts are short pants that are worn by either men or women. They are usually worn with other articles of clothing, such as a shirt that has been tucked into the shorts.

This style of clothing was originally made popular by people who were located in Jamaica. The popularity of this type of clothing eventually grew outside the boundaries of Jamaica and is now worn all around the world.

These Jamaican shorts feature the stars and stripes of the flag of Jamaica! These shorts are sure to bring you luck on your next vacation.

Dresses

Shift Dress

A woman wearing a brown shift dress.

The Shift Dress is a shorter style of dress that hangs from the shoulders and can also have an accompanying blazer. More popular in the 1960s, this short dress has a simple, boxy shape. If you have a lean, column-esque body shape, this dress is ideal for you because it appears to straighten your body shape. You can style the Shift Dress with tights and tall boots or knee-high boots for a ‘60s look!

A-Line Dress

HUHOT Midi Dresses for Women Spring Dress for Women Easter Dress for Women Semi Casual Dress, Women Summer A Line Flared Midi Dress

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A-line dresses are the ultimate fashion staple. This dress will never go out of style because of its universally flattering fit and classic appeal. The figure-flattering silhouette highlights your waist while providing enough coverage for you to feel confident and beautiful at the same time.

Midi Dress

MEROKEETY Women's Sleeveless Striped High Waist T Shirt Midi Dress with Pockets

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A midi dress will become your best friend. Typically it’s knee-length at a minimum and is perfect for all-year-round wear. It’s a great transitional piece that can be worn barefoot in the summer or with tights, boots, and sweaters throughout the fall and winter seasons.

The best midi dresses come in any fabric you can think of, from light silks to jersey knits to chiffon and jacquard, falling anywhere from the knee to heels. Because the cut is so simple (just below or at the knee) it’s completely up to you to make the look work according to your preferences.

Bodycon Dress

A close look at a woman wearing a green bodycon dress.

You can look sexy and feel confident in this beautiful bodycon dress. A figure-flattering piece with a tight fit and stretchy material, its high neck is accented with an inset diamond detail. This mini dress features a raw edge hem to add a bit of sultriness to the overall package. Perfect for cocktail parties, weddings, or any special occasion!

Jumpsuits

One Piece Jumpsuit

A close look at a woman wearing a one-piece denim jumpsuit.

This One-Piece Jumpsuit is the perfect addition to your collection of maxi dresses. Made for maximum comfort and ease, this jumpsuit features a drawstring self band that will effortlessly sit on your natural waist and a zip and button closure at the back to smooth the garment in all the right places.

It comes in an easy-to-wear oversized shape with a seductive see-through lace inset at the bust and is made from an amazing fabric blend of Tencel Lyocell (70%) and Rayon (30%) that’s breathable, super lightweight, easy to wash, and dry.

Women’s Wide-leg Jumpsuit

Happy Sailed Women Casual Loose Short Sleeve Belted Wide Leg Pant Romper Jumpsuits Small Black

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This wide-leg jumpsuit is a well-known trend currently. It is new in trend and style as well. This almost looks like a dress if you stand up due to the hues and flares of the wide stitched leg. However, it is quite trendy and unique and is best suited for women who have a petite and thin figure. Try this one out and you will surely love this flowy outfit.

Sequin Jumpsuit for Parties

Adogirl Women 2 Pc Outfits Clubwear Glitter Sequin Long Sleeve Blazer Coat + Shorts Suit Set Birthday Party Club Sexy Jumpsuit for Women Date Red XXL

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A sequin jumpsuit for parties is a versatile garment, which increases your attractiveness and elegance. Also, you will look shining and absolutely matchless among all other women at the party or on the street. Such a jumpsuit is diverse with its design allowing to vary its cut and length depending on the type of your waist, leg’s form, and body height.

Therefore such suits for parties should be chosen with care because they are made usually of bright material to attract attention. Nowadays a variety of colors, cuts, and styles are offered for your choice!

FAQs

What should I wear if I don’t have nice legs?

If you don’t have nice legs, you need to find the right way to hide them. There are a number of ways to go about it. Most often, people wear shapewear and long pants.

However, there are many styles of long pants out there. Pants that look like dresses, pants with pleats, or you could even get a style that looks like a skirt. If that doesn’t work for your particular case, you could always try stockings that don’t have holes in them.

As the title says I wanted to know of any alternatives from skirts?

There are a lot of skirt alternatives. In my opinion, you could choose a long or short dress. However, if you would like to wear pants, here are the clothing alternatives.

When should you stop wearing mini skirts?

Although mini skirts look incredibly sexy on a woman with long sexy legs, they are not appropriate all the time. If you find yourself constantly telling your mini skirt you have to wear it because your legs look great in it, then it’s probably time to let go. 

The best way to dress for your body shape is to accentuate your best features and minimize your flaws. That means wearing an item that highlights an area you like about yourself while downplaying parts you may not be fond of, whether they be wrinkles or pudginess. Regardless of the item of clothing you’re wearing, remember that less is always more.