Short skirts can be a lot of fun to wear. They’re perfect for any occasion, and they make your legs look lean and long. But getting the right length can be tricky—especially if you’re new to the world of short skirts.
A good length of skirt is essential to any outfit, but it can be hard to figure out what that length should be. Skirt lengths are divided into three categories: mini, midi and maxi.
A mini skirt is anywhere from knee-length to mid-thigh. It looks best on petites with small frames or those who are confident in their curves. It’s best for casual outfits and can be paired with any type of top or jacket.
Midi skirts fall between mid-thigh and knee-length and work best for tall women with long legs. This is because they elongate the look of the legs. They’re also great if you want a skirt that’s more formal than a mini skirt but not as long as a maxi skirt. It pairs nicely with blouses or sweaters in solid colours that go down past your waistline (think: cardigans).
Maxi skirts are longer than knee-length and are perfect for tall women who want to elongate their legs without making them appear too long or gangly. They look great when paired with blouses or sweaters that stop at the waistline (think: cardigans).
Confused on what and how to get started, here are some tips and tricks for making sure you get the right length every time:
Know your measurements.
This is probably the most important thing when it comes to getting the right length on your skirt. If you don’t know your measurements, how will you know how long or short it should be? Measure yourself at home with a tape measure and keep them written down somewhere safe so that when you go shopping, you’ll have an idea of what size is right for you.
Find something flattering.
Not all skirts will look good on everyone. The key is finding ones that flatter your body type and style. If you want to wear a mini-skirt but have thick thighs, an A-line skirt might make for a better fit than one with pleats or gathering at the waistband. The same goes for cute little short shorts—they’ll only work if they compliment your shape!
Try on a lot of different lengths.
You might be surprised at how much difference an inch makes when it comes to how your skirt looks on your body. It’s best to try on at least three different lengths before settling on one—you’ll know you’ve found the right length when it just looks right on your body shape and doesn’t need any adjusting or fussing with.
Buy the right size.
This is the most important part of getting the right fit for your skirt. If it doesn’t fit correctly, it will not look good at all! Make sure that when you try on a skirt, it fits snugly but not tight around your waistline and hips without being too tight in other places like around your knees or ankles where they may ride up while walking around town (that would be bad).
Don’t forget about your shoes.
If you have heels that make your legs look longer, then you can wear a shorter skirt without looking too revealing. However, if you wear flats then it’s probably better to stick with something longer than 2 inches above the knee so that there isn’t too much skin showing when wearing flats with shorts underneath them (that’s what we call “short shorts”) under a short skirt can make them look shorter than they are.
We hope you’ll be inspired to try out new skirt styles with a manageable length and some tips about how to wear your skirt because we believe the only way to find the right skirt is through trial and error. And even if you feel like you are in between sizes, never hesitate to reach out to the seller of the skirt, if any. Most sellers are happy to help you try out a dress before you make the purchase, so don’t be shy.
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