A woman with bow legs has limbs that flare out in the shape of a bow, rather than being straight. All babies have bow legs, but for most people, the legs gradually straighten out during the first year of life. If you are an adult female with bow legs, it’s more likely to be a vexing fashion question for your than a medical issue. Read on to learn how to choose flattering skirts for bow legs.

Reassess your outlook. Chances are most people don’t notice your bow legs nearly as much as you do. Don’t obsess over one body flaw. And don’t feel you have to live in pants. Skirts are fun, flirty and feminine.

Wear your skirts a little longer. Choose a flattering skirt that comes a few inches below your knees to help conceal the bow shape. These days, any length skirt is in style, and remember, there are few women who have the great legs for a mini-skirt.

Camouflage your bow legs by wearing a skirt in a soft, floaty fabric that is a little fuller than usual. The classic A-line skirt can also be a good choice for you. A trumpet skirt, one that flares out at the hem, is a great choice, but can be a little difficult to find.

Choose skirts in a solid color, but wear tops that bring attention upward. When you wear a perfectly fitted black skirt with a raspberry print shirt, no one will even notice your legs.

Find a good seamstress and have your skirts custom made. A fantastic tailor can make skirts to hide your bow legs and bring out your other great features.