The Style Guide: How Should Petite Girls Wear Skirts

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For petite girls, height can represent a real problem when it comes to choosing an appropriate skirt length.
There is a lot of do’s and don’ts when it comes to this subject. In my opinion, you should follow basic rules and fashion tricks while, of course, listening to your needs and preferences.

Some rules state that there are few types of skirts that petite girls should avoid. Well, rules are there to be broken, right? If you combine the rest of your outfit well, manage to highlight the rest of you figure, then there is nothing to worry about.

If you like skirts and you are not sure how to wear ‘em, or you were afraid you won’t look nice, this post is made for you. You will see how to style skirts made of different materials and in different lengths. Let’s see what I’ve prepared, shall we?

Choose the right length

This is maybe the most important rule that you should follow. It is very important to know that different lengths can make your legs look shorter, and to appear stumpy. 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 what length suits you the best. Try putting several of them on before you determine the skirt length you are the most comfortable with.

Midi Skirt

According to some fashion gurus, the midi skirt for petite girls is big no. But as I said in the beginning some rules are here to be broken.
So if you want to wear a midi skirt, go for it. The important thing to do is to draw attention to your waist and not the legs. So, wear high waist skirts, and there will not be any problems.
Also, you should always go for an A-line skirts, because they are the most flattering to the body.

Maxi Skirt

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Another rule that has been proven completely false goes like this: “Petite girls should not wear maxi skirts”.
The main rule here is to choose the skirt that will follow the shape of your body. One that nicely flows the line of the legs. It is important to pick a length that will not affect your walking.
When it comes to the clothing of the upper body, you should definitely avoid a lot of fabric and make sure to tuck in your T-shirt into the skirt.

Short Skirt

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If you are thinking oh, this is too short for me, don’t worry. The fact is that you have to go super-short when you are petite. Mini skirts like this, will make your legs to appear long. This is a good thing, right?
You can make your legs to appear even longer if you pair this skirt with high platform ankle strap sandals. Tread carefully though, don’t go-over-the-line.
Since you are wearing a really short skirt, you should also watch out not to show too much skin. Either way, keep it classy.

Pencil Skirt

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Pencil skirt is a basic garment, and no matter what, every woman should have at least one in her wardrobe. In my opinion at least. You can wear it in so many occasions, as a piece of both casual and elegant outfits.
The most flattering length of pencil skirts is somewhere around the knee. If knee-length seems too conservative for you, then a mini-skirt version of pencil skirt might be good for your body shape and your height.

Proportions of Your Body

When you are out shopping, you should always listen to yourself and be aware of your body. If you do so you can easily pick a skirt that you can wear quite often.
Instead of mixing the different materials and patterns, try to stay in one or two basic colors.
Structured skirts and blazers are the must have, and anything high-waisted will be a winner.

High Waist Skirt

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As you can see, high waist on this short skirt makes your legs to appear so much longer.
To rock this look it is important to know how to style high waist garments. Anyhow, it’s better to tuck in the shirt or sweater you are wearing, than to let it loose hanging.
In the photo above, you can see the elegant combination of blue tweed skirt and floral green-blue blouse. As you can see the eyes naturally drop on the bow around her neck. So, be sure to add a detail like this one, when you are making an outfit.

Wrap skirt

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Wearing a wrap skirt is always a good idea, despite your height.
These skirts will visually make your legs look longer. I’ve chosen to present to you this model which has the ruffle details.

You can try wearing wrap skirts in bright colors, just like the one in the photo above.

Slited skirt

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If you want to show more of you legs, a slitted skirt can help you achieve it. While they are not too provocative, they are showing just enough to bring some attention in your direction.
Whether the slit is short or long, your legs will appear longer and you will stay elegant and chic.

Choose the right shoes

At last, but not the least, the shoe options. In order to compete you look, you will have to pick the right shoes.

Petite fashion girls say that you should wear pointed shoe toes or boots when wearing a mini skirt. Did you know that ankle boots go really well with A-line mini skirts?
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Midi skirts go along with heels with an ankle strap. As long as the strap is thin, delicate and in neutral color like beige or black, everything will be fine. Try to stay away from the clunky shoes.
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I hope you enjoyed reading this style guide that I’ve prepared for you.