For petite girls, size can be a real problem when it comes to choosing a suitable skirt length.
There are many pros and cons when it comes to this topic. In my opinion, you should follow basic rules and fashion tricks while listening to your needs and preferences, of course.
Some rules say there are only a few types of skirts that petite girls should avoid. Well rules have to be broken, right? If you combine the rest of your outfit well and manage to highlight the rest of your figure then there is nothing to worry about.
If you like skirts and are not sure how to wear them, or if you were worried that you might not look your best, this post is for you. You will see how to style skirts from different materials and of different lengths. Let’s see what I have prepared, shall we?
Choose the right length
This is perhaps the most important rule that you should follow. It is very important to know that different lengths can make your legs look shorter and appear blunt. That is why you need to choose the right length of your skirts.
No matter what type of skirt it is, midi, pencil or short, you should know which length suits you best. Put on several of these before deciding which skirt length you are most comfortable with.
According to some fashion gurus, the midi skirt is tall for petite girls, no. But like I said at the beginning, there are some rules here to be broken.
So if you want to wear a midi skirt, go for it. The most important thing is to get attention to your waist, not your legs. So wear high-waisted skirts and there won’t be any problems.
Also, you should always choose A-line skirts, as these are the most flattering on the body.
Another rule that has been found completely wrong is: “Petite girls shouldn’t wear maxi skirts”.
The main rule here is to choose the skirt that follows the shape of your body. One that flows nicely down the line of the legs. It’s important to choose a length that won’t interfere with your walking.
When it comes to upper body clothing, you should definitely avoid a lot of fabric and tuck your t-shirt into your skirt.
If you think, oh this is too short for me, don’t worry. The fact is, you have to go very short when you are little. Mini skirts like this one make your legs appear long. That’s a good thing, isn’t it?
You can make your legs appear even longer by pairing this skirt with high platform sandals with ankle straps. Be careful, don’t go over the line.
Since you are wearing a very short skirt, you should also be careful not to show too much skin. Either way, keep it classy.
The pencil skirt is a basic piece of clothing, and no matter what, every woman should have at least one in her closet. At least in my opinion. You can wear it as a casual and elegant outfit on so many occasions.
The most flattering length of pencil skirts is somewhere around the knee. If the knee length seems too conservative to you, a mini-skirt version of the pencil skirt might be good for your body shape and height.
Proportions of your body
Whenever you go shopping, you should always listen to yourself and be aware of your body. Doing this will make it easy for you to choose a skirt that you can wear quite often.
Instead of mixing up the different materials and patterns, try to stick with one or two basic colors.
Structured skirts and blazers are the must have, and anything high waisted will be a winner.
High waist skirt
As you can see, the high waist of this short skirt makes your legs appear so much longer.
To rock this look, knowing how to style high-waisted clothes is essential. Anyway, it is better to put on the shirt or sweater you are wearing than to let it hang down.
In the photo above you can see the elegant combination of a blue tweed skirt and a flowery-green-blue blouse. As you can see, the eyes naturally fall on the arch around her neck. So add a detail like this when creating an outfit.
Despite your size, it’s always a good idea to wear a wrap skirt.
These skirts make your legs look longer. I decided to introduce you to this model with the ruffle details.
You can try wearing wrap skirts in bright colors, just like the photo above.
If you want to show more of your legs, a slit skirt can help. While they’re not too provocative, they’ll point just enough to get some attention in your direction.
Regardless of whether the slit is short or long, your legs will appear longer and you will stay elegant and chic.
Choose the right shoes
Last but not least, the shoe options. To keep up, you need to choose the right shoes.
Petite fashion girls say you should wear pointy toes or boots when wearing a mini skirt. Did you know that ankle boots go very well with A-line mini skirts?
Midi skirts match heels with an ankle strap. As long as the strap is thin, delicate and in neutral colors like beige or black, everything is fine. Try to stay away from those chunky shoes.
I hope you enjoyed reading this style guide that I have prepared for you.