How To Wear: Midi Skirt for Petite Girls (Under 5ft3)
Some people might say that petite girls (that’s the nice word for “short”) should probably stay away midi skirts and there was a time when I would listen.
Even a couple of years ago, I might’ve said on my blog that I only wear things above the knee. But not any more. As someone who is petite (under 5ft3), I have found my way to embrace midi skirts.
I have wished for so long that midi (and maxi) skirts would suit me, and now I’ve found a way to wear them so that they do!
I don’t shy away from midi or maxi skirts and dresses anymore and I reckon I’ve got mastered the style for a petite girl.
Styling tips on how to wear a midi skirt if you’re 5ft3 or under
As someone who’s under 5ft3, I’ve mastered how to style a midi skirt without looking frumpy! Read on for my style tips on how to style midi skirt:
1. Wear the midi skirts a bit higher up on the waist, if you can. No, we’re not talking Simon Cowell style (ew), but by pulling the waist band up to your belly button will give the illusion of elongating the lower part of your body.
2. Wear a belt to break up the proportion, again giving the illusion of elongation from waist to leg, making you appear taller than you actually are.
3. Minimalist jewellery – nothing too dangly, fussy or chunky, so that it feels weighty or “pulled down”.
4. Simple accessories like a small bag in one block colour that complements the overall look rather than making it look clunky, awkward or uncomfortable for you.
5. On me, midi’s don’t look nice with flat shoes, so I’ll always try to pair with heels if I can! Bad for my feet but good for posture!
I’ve applied the same tips here myself, with my new black midi skirt. Also, if I want it to be an inch shorter so that it’s just above the knee, it can be rolled up once before securing with a belt.
Another styling tip that makes a difference for how the overall outfit looks is to tie my hair up. This outfit doesn’t look good when I’ve got my hair down, as it just looks really “weighed down”, if that makes sense?
Putting a simple top knot gives it a fresh look! Having said that, I do need a hair cut though, it is so long at the moment!
I’ve paired the skirt up with a fairly eye-catching top. Horizontal stripes doesn’t suit everyone but ultimately, the stripy top draws attention away from my skirt.
Accessorising this with a red bag give this outfit a bit of a nautical vibe. The skirt is made of a soft jersey, us light weight, floaty, and totally perfect for Spring.