04 Sep, 2014
The midi trend seems to be here to stay, and I am not complaining. I never thought I would be able to pull it off. Like most short girls, I was initially worried about being overwhelmed by the length, or that my limbs would look short and miserable. In case you are wondering, I am 1.59m. So, petite girls can rejoice because midi skirt will be for you too and I will tell you how.
There are many tricks to looking longer and taller in a midi skirt, and they are really simple. For beginners, it is easier to pick a printed piece. It can be florals, it can be with mesh details, it can be textured. The idea is to look "fuller". Neutralise the busy details with a plain-colored top, and to let your skirt speak for itself. My take is always a crop top - to play with proportions, and to create the illusion of a lengthened torso. Think of a basic crop tee, a bralet, or a tube top. And it is a must to complete the look with a pair of heels. Or wedges, if you really cannot balance yourself on a stick. A boost of height is much needed for petite girls like me, and if you have calf muscles like I do, they are the perfect accessory for a touch of subtle sexiness.
The latest addition to my wardrobe is this printed version from The Stage Walk. There are a few variations, but I fell head over heels in love with the autumn leaves print. The orange notes are so feminine, and the color really pops with the contrast of a basic black crop tee. It comes with side pockets too, making it the ideal and practical midi skirt to kickstart your obsession. Or if you are already a fan of the midi skirt trend, this very midi will make a good option as we transit to Autumn.
Have fun playing with midi skirts, ladies!