Yes, I've gone and done it again. Another midi? I can't help it: I love this trend! Although midi skirts aren't typically recommended for girls of my height (4'11'' remember), I'm going to show you how short girls can still pull off this 40s-inspired trend:
|Lida Baday skirt - FC ($22)|
Ann Taylor blouse - thrifted, BB ($4)
Me Too heels - FC ($14)
Vintage clutch - FC ($10)
Vintage turn-of-century necklace - birthday gift, Mom
About my outfit: This was my first time wearing this fabulous skirt. I chose to pair it with my silky bow-tie blouse. The blouse is a soft lavender with subtle shades of gray and I thought the skirt really picked up on that. To be honest, in the future I will wear it with a more fitted top (I think that is important when wearing a midi skirt). I paired it with almost-neutral heels and added the clutch and necklace for touches of vintage.
Tips for wearing midi skirts (especially for short girls):
- Make sure your midi is the right length for you: as a general rule, midi skirts should hit just below the "thickest" part of your calf. If they hit mid-calf, your legs will look wider and shorter. If they hit just above your ankle, you will appear shorter. Right below the calf seems to be the perfect length for shorter girls.
- Make sure to wear a high-heel or wedge in a neutral shade: we all know neutral shoes elongate our legs. This is especially important when wearing midis. Avoid ankle straps which cut your leg off, making them seem shorter. And in my experience, the higher the heel, the better!
- Make sure your midi is high-waisted: this isn't hard since many midi skirts you'll find will be vintage. The higher waistline elongates your legs, and not to mention is super flattering.
- Make sure you pair your midi with a slim top: it's really all about elongating your frame to combat the "shortness" created by the midi skirt. A slim top (especially in a similar or monochromatic color scheme) will keep the focus in a long line, creating a seemingly taller you!
Would you wear a midi skirt?