Wearing a longer length skirt as a petite has that idea it will cut you off, only to leave you looking shorter. The answer is yes, your probably right, if your buying the wrong style or wearing it in not a very flattering way. They are brilliant at the office and so perfect for a classy simple date night look. Personally I have been into working them during the scorching summer weather here in New York, for an off-duty look with basic tee or body suit and sliders (my Gucci that never leave my feet)
So here are my tips of how to wear a longer length dress or skirt as a little petite girl.
× Tie a Knot in it
Always my go-to option with a skirt that cuts me a little longer, than what looks good or maxi skirt that I am trying to give a fresh update. Either tie a knot at the side or at the front. The tapered angle of the fabric will be more flattering, than a horizontal line. It’s such a simple update, but can really give a fresh new modern twist on a vintage print or silk skirt.
× Sport a split
Showing a bit of leg isn’t a traditional midi style, but you know living by the rules isn’t how I like to play. A thigh-high split gives the appearance your legs are longer, also adds a little bit of sexy confidence with that daring split.
× Keep it simple.
Try and steer clear of skirts and dresses that are full or overly fussy in details or patterns – these can dwarf your frame, so keep things clean and simple. If you do decided to work a pattern, like I did with my gingham skirt. Work on a natural color palette and stick to that colour for the rest of the outfit. Bold and bright color’s can be fun, but they will be over powering on a little frame, so for me I will always stick to nudes and mono colours.
Secret tip! I added a little bit of hight with my new Steve Madden platform flats (on sale), silver shoes are a fun and unexpected touch to an outfit (I buy a pair every summer and wear them to death)
Gingham has been a hot trend this summer and here to stay for a while, so read my thought on the trend and how I style ‘Pink Gingham’