Monday, 5 August 2013

How To Wear A Black Pleated Maxi Skirt

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Skirt (old. Similar one below) River Island / Hat Miss Selfridge / Vest top, Blazer and Belt Primark / Necklace* Nikki Lissoni / Sandals ASOS / Bag Mulberry / Sunglasses RayBan / Nail Polish Mavala (Samarkand)


What to wear with a sheer black pleated maxi skirt?



A maxi skirt is the hardest thing to wear if you're under 5ft3 (which I am), and for a long time, I vowed to stay well away from them. Before the days of YouTube and Blogs, I actually used to watch tv (really!) and in my mid-teens, I grasped on to every word of Trinny and Susannah! I learned that petite ladies should always wear skirts and dresses that fall above the knee, anything under the knee will make you look short. 

They are right, BUT.....here I am wearing a black maxi skirt. It is also pleated maxi, which is also half see-through! All of Trinny and Susannah's rules have well and truly gone out of the window! Us short ladies shouldn't miss out on wearing a floaty maxi! The key to wearing maxi skirts is to keep it simple. My advice would be to wear the skirt slightly high-waisted, I'm wearing mine just about the belly button and have secured it with a skinny belt. Not only does this lifts the skirt a few cm's off the floor, but this also elongates your figure, giving the illusion that you're tall.

For the top, I'd stick to something really simple - so nothing frilly, nothing chiffon, nothing bagging, no embellishments, nothing. I've made the mistake before by wearing all of those things in one top and it just makes me feel self-conscious and uncomfortable. Like what was I thinking when I wore that top with that red maxi skirt?

I've gone for a very plain white top here, which was £3.00 from Primark. I've also been getting a lot of wear out of my monochrome Primark blazer too, the same one I wore in my last outfit post. It's so versatile and goes with everything. It just makes a casual outfit look a bit smarter! To finish the outfit off, I've added a floppy hat, this one is from Miss Selfridge - the fabric is quite rigid so I had to keep bending it to shape give it a better shape otherwise it just looked like a beekeeper's hat!

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67 comments

  1. wow, you look so stylish dear!

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  2. I'm really short too, and as much as I love maxi skirts, I've always been too scared to wear them. You look wonderful in yours, maybe I should just bite the bullet and buy one myself : )

    Amy at The Girl In The Bowler Hat
    xxxx

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  3. Gorgeous! Love this whole outfit and it makes me really want a pleated maxi x

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  4. Great outfit! I love the skirt xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

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  5. You look stunning Sarah! I love that jacket, and it looks lovely with your skirt too! xxx


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  6. the hat looks really nice on you, I don't think i will be able to pull that off haha :) x

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  7. I love this skirt. I'm 5'1 so tend to avoid long skirts and dresses - it's hard to find ones that aren't a foot too long! x

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  8. You look stunning! This style suits you a lot!


    -Lady N.
    www.ladynarie.blogspot.com

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  9. Love the jacket and the skirt, beautiful pieces :) ♥

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  10. You're looking fabulous in the maxi skirt, I'm petite myself so I've avoided maxi's but having seen this on you lovely I'm definitely thinking about investing before the summer is out.

    Elizabeth x

    www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.com

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  11. LOVE the boho flair you have added to this outfit <3

    Brunette in Louboutins A fashion & lifestyle blog.

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  12. I have just seen that your blazer is from Primark to!! It's amazing!!

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  13. Oh my gosh, everything about this outfit is perfect.
    The necklace is literally amazing, so so pretty. I love the jacket and the skirt are just lovely. The photos are amazing, aw, I'm just smiling away <3

    Stephanie

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  14. The only maxi shirt I own is a black pleated one, what a great coincidence! I really love this outfit, especially the hat :)

    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams
    xxx

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  15. I loooove this outfit, it's so chic and you look amazing! I'm 5ft2 so tend to stay away from maxi skirts but wish I could pull them off, I'm yet to find the perfect outfit for it x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

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  16. you look amazing as always LOVE that blazer!

    cowbiscuits

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  17. Words can't explain my happiness when I read that your blazers from Primark, I love this! This full outfit is just gorgeous!

    xxx
    www.maisymeow.com

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  18. I LOVE this outfit! I have just ventured into the realms of maxi skirts this year, and absolutely love them now. I totally agree that wearing it more high waisted looks far better on me- otherwise I look so wide-hipped and short. Not a good look! (Yours is lovely though) xx

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  19. You always look so pretty in everything you wear :)
    keep up the good work, love this blog!!


    Abi xx

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  20. You look amazing! I have a very similar skirt bought from a cheap store in Mong Kok. You've convinced me to dig it out and wear it soon!

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  21. wow I am so in love with this outfit! :)
    as I said before, I love that necklace! also, your patternedd blazer is gorgeous! :) I absolutely love how that skirt looks on you, I love how the lining is shorter, it's original without revealing too much!
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    Ester @ Drawing Dreaming

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  22. love the jacket!! is it really primark! great styling as always my dear :) x

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  23. Adore this outfit, you look simply stunning! :) I really like maxi skirts but as I'm quite short I worry they will look daft on me, I really should just go for it :)

    That bag is gorgeous too!

    Amy xx
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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  24. I love this skirt and LOVE the way you've styled it. You look beautiful!
    Emma x
    emandthem.blogspot.com

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  25. Look perfect, adorable.
    I am delighted with your blog, I visit whenever
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  26. That skirt is so perfect! I absolutely love how your styled it!

    xxoo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  27. so so cute babe! LOVE that skirt :)

    x

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    Natalie Off Duty

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  28. This is possibly my favourite outfit of yours, ever! Everything works so well, I love the skirt and the blazer is amazing. Huge floppy hats really suit you! LOVE.

    Tara xo

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  29. This look is so lovely ! ♥
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  30. you look gorgeous. I love everything about this look!! :) xx

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  31. Hey - I am 5ft3, too! YAY! {celebrations over!} I love my maxi-dresses and despite what Trinny and Susannah say (and god knows I love them!) I don't feel it makes me look shorter at all. Especially when it starts around my waist - it's quite the opposite. When it's the right length - around your ankles, more or less, it's perfect!


    Aggie
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  32. You're right, fashion shouldn't have rules. Love the outfit by the way.

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  33. Love this outfit so much!

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  34. amazing look dear! :)
    love the shades
    xx

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  35. You really can do no wrong in my eyes! I always find myself stuck staring at your photos for ages before I read what you've written. Not in a creepy way though. There's just something so nostalgic about your blog.

    Sej || whatwouldgracekellysay.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  36. perfect look my dear! love the way you styled the skirt and the jacket is so nice! :)

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  37. such a beautiful outfit!
    hope we stay in touch
    Love Rachael
    Poseswithroses.co.uk

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  38. such a beautiful look, and a great tip on how to wear maxi skirts, it can be a bit fussy! I love the jacket x

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  39. aw i love this outfit, especially the hat as i've just bought one myself & now i've got some inspiration on how to style it (:

    L x

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  40. Great outfit. I really like it<3


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  41. I just discovered your blog and I love it! This look is so well put-together. I especially love that blazer... can't believe you found it at Primark!

    Ellie | www.ellalogy.com

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  42. Oh goshh I LOVE this post! you look super cute, and I can understand why maxi skirts can be a bit of a pain for you! I'm about 5'4, and I sometimes struggle with long dresses and maxi skirts too! It's so difficult to find the perfect ones! This one you're wearing looks so lovely on you.. what a great buy! :)

    Lots of love,

    Boonya - theartywardrobe.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  43. You look so good. I'm surching such a long time for a pretty hat like yours. I like your blog. Maybe you can visit my blog and follow me on gfc and bloglovin.

    x

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  44. I love that maxi skirt! So far I've only invested in maxi dresses, but a skirt seems to be the next logical step!

    Teffy || Teffys Perks Blog

    Xx

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  45. You look so lovely here, and you're not the only one who struggles with a maxi skirt! #shortgirlproblems - I usually have to take the hem up on mine! Dying for that jacket to appear in my local Primark, the print is gorgeous! x

    The Little Things

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  46. Love this look + really nice photo's!

    xoxo
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  47. Hey,
    great pictures and a beautiful outfit!:)
    Love
    Tabea

    http://wolkedrei.blogspot.de/

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  48. absolutely loving your blog! just followed you on blogger, bloglovin and insta! keep in touch lovely xx

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  50. That jacket is killer. Wow. Adore it.

    Your photos are really beautiful as well :)

    xo
    ZK
    www.nine-of-cups.blogspot.com

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  51. Your skirt is so beautiful. Love this look x

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  52. Love your whole outfit, that jacket and skirt are absolutely beautiful, and your nails color too! You have an amazing style, I'm following you now :)

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  53. Aw such a cute jacket :-)

    I'm 5'3.5" and have always gone for skirts/pencil skirts just before the knee or full on maxis to the floor. One extreme or the other! I think it's really just the midi that we shorties could never really get away with (or maybe that's just me, haha!)

    Dayner x UK Fashion, Lifestyle & Jewellery blog - mozzypop.com

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  54. You look effortlessly gorgeous as always, that skirt looks amazing!

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  55. Omg. Been looking for a short like this for ages.

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  56. I love this skirt ! And the hat !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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  57. You look absolutely stunning! I love your necklace so much <3

    Jennie xo | sailboat.

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  58. Stunning, you look so glam, love the skirt and necklace xx

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  59. Thank you for visiting my blog lovely!
    This outfit is wonderful, really like your hat and maxi skirt :) xx

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  60. wow great style, love the clothes you picked. new follower
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  61. Such a gorgeous look! Love the skirt too! :)

    Layla xxx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  62. love your skirt and blazer, so pretty! xx

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  63. Cant believe this blazer is from Primark! It's gorgeous :)
    Tor xx That's Peachy Fashion & Beauty Blog

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  64. Gorgeous blazer :)
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  65. Beautiful outfit!! You look so well put together, I love the jacket especially

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