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What to Pair with Cotton Skirts

February 14th, 2023

Cotton and skirts have been popular for as long as we can remember, and together they make a timeless addition to any wardrobe. Cotton skirts are incredibly versatile because they can be mixed and matched to create countless outfits. They can be dressed up or down to suit any occasion or season.

Here at Cotton Dayz, we have a whole range of women’s clothing online, including dresses, tops, skirts, pants, and even accessories to match your new outfits. We ship Australia-wide and internationally. So, get ready to mix and match your new skirt with many different tops to suit every occasion and season.

Cotton Skirts & Their Benefits 

When sifting through women’s clothing online, it can be easy to become swamped by the number of options, so much so that it is hard to know where to begin filling those gaps in your wardrobe. There are many reasons why cotton skirts have become a wardrobe staple in so many women’s closets. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider a cotton skirt as your next wardrobe staple when looking through women’s fashion online: 

Create a balanced silhouette

Because you can pair just about any top with a skirt means that they are great for balancing out your silhouette. It can be easy once you know your body shape. If you have more of a triangle body shape, then wearing an off-shoulder top, for example, will help to widen your shoulders to appear in line with your hips, creating an hourglass silhouette. Skirts are also great because they can also help to elongate your silhouette. Wearing your skirt high on your waist creates the appearance of longer legs, making you appear taller.

Good for all seasons

Cotton and skirts work beautifully together because they both are great to wear through all seasons. Cotton is one of the most common summer fabrics because of its breathability, so it keeps you nice and cool in the warmer months. Not only that, but cotton is also great at insulating with a few extra layers. So, if you want to look fabulous in your skirt in the cooler months, all you need to do is add a pair of leggings or stockings, which will keep you warm.


Cotton skirts can create an endless number of outfits by mixing and matching them with different tops, jackets, and accessories. It is almost like it is a million outfits in one. The number of options wearing a skirt can create means that it can never go out of style. Not to mention cotton has been one of the most highly sought-after fabrics since approximately 5000 BC, with no sign of it going out of fashion anytime soon.

No microplastics

Textiles account for 34.8% of global microplastic pollution, making them the largest contributor to microplastic pollution. Clothing made from synthetic materials, such as polyester or nylon, can shed hundreds of thousands of microplastics in a single wash. Cotton is a 100% natural fibre, so unlike synthetic fibres commonly seen in women’s fashion online, cotton doesn’t shed microplastics when washed, making it safer for the environment.

Easy maintenance

Cotton skirts are one of the easiest clothing items to care for because cotton is machine washable. All you need to do is pop it in the washing machine with some mild detergent, set the temperature to cold and let the machine do the work. Skirts can easily be hung on hangers to dry or laid out flat.

Good for skin

Cotton is hypoallergenic, so it won’t irritate your skin even when the weather is hot and sticky. Cotton lets your skin breathe, and the swish of your skirt will also help circulate air around your body. Cotton is also great at repelling dust mites, pollen, and other common allergens.

What to Pair with Cotton Skirts 

Cotton skirts is a staple in most women’s wardrobe because of just how versatile they are with the number of outfits one item can create. But, with the range of women’s clothing online, you may ask, where do I start? It’s all about creating balance. Here are a few clothing items that pair beautifully with cotton skirts that will help create a beautifully balanced silhouette:

Button-downs/collared shirts

Button-down tops and collared shirts are great at adding structure to an outfit. They can be used to create a sophisticated work outfit when paired with a pull-on cotton skirt, or for a more casual look can add structure to a flowing maxi skirt. Button-downs and collared shirts can be simply tucked in to create a waist, or for something a little different, they can be tied in a knot to create a more accentuated waistline.

Fitted tops

Fitted tops, such as bodysuits or lightweight slim-fit shirts, pair wonderfully with maxi, layered, and other voluminous skirts. The fitted tops help to balance out the volume of your outfit, helping to prevent you from looking too bulky or bigger. They also work well for those of us with an inverted triangle body shape, as the skirt's volume helps balance the silhouette.

Frill/flutter sleeve blouses

Frill and flutter sleeve blouses work beautifully with fitted, pencil, or simple pull-on skirts. Because blouses typically have a bit more volume than your standard top, they work to balance out the silhouette with fitted skirts, especially when they are tucked into a high-waisted skirt. This combination will make your waist appear narrower, and this, paired with the statement sleeves of frill and flutter, will help to draw attention to your cinched waist. Most blouses with a ¾ sleeve can achieve this look, but statement sleeves work best. 

Off-shoulder tops

Off-shoulder tops are great for showing off the delicate décolletage of a woman but be warned, they can sometimes make your shoulders appear wider than they are. To create a balanced silhouette with an off-shoulder top, pair it with an A-line skirt or a skirt with a bit of flair. This will help to create an accentuated hourglass silhouette.

Knit tops

Knit tops can come in various sleeve lengths, from sleeveless tanks to long-sleeve jumper styles. Sleeveless tank tops and knit shirt tops pair wonderfully with maxi and layered skirts for casual boho chic. While long sleeve knit tops look great with fitted skirts or simple pull-on skirts for a cozy yet stylish winter outfit.


A simple, or even graphic, t-shirt can pair with just about any skirt to create a stylish everyday outfit. There is plenty of room to mix and match colours and patterns. Just be careful not to clash too many patterns together.

Boxy tops

Boxy tops look great with a cotton pull-on skirt. There are options for tucking it into a skirt worn higher on the waist to create a narrow waistline, or they can be worn untucked. Untucked creates a more casual look, whereas tucked-in looks slightly more sophisticated. 


Jackets and blazers are excellent at adding structure to an outfit. They can be worn with a maxi or layered skirt creating a chic boho look and adding shape to your outfit. They can also work with more fitted above-the-knee to mid-length skirts adding volume to the top.


Belts can be a skirt's best friend. Because they help create an accentuated waistline when worn with a high-waisted skirt, they create a great hourglass silhouette. Belts are excellent at adding shape to an outfit. Scarves and shawls are also fantastic for creating more volume on your top half, depending on how you wear them. They can also work to elongate your silhouette when wearing them draped around your neck because they draw the eye down.

Buy Women’s Clothing Online at Cotton Dayz

When creating an outfit with your cotton skirt, remember that it is all about balance. Balance out the volumes, the prints, and the colours to create a beautiful silhouette and outfit that you will feel absolutely fabulous in. Women’s fashion online, especially here at Cotton Dayz, is designed to be fun. So, start having some fun mixing and matching your tops and skirts and see what outfits you can create.

To start having fun with your mixing and matching, check out our range of skirts and tops, or even find a secret treasure in our sale.


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