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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