How To Pull Off A Midi Skirt & Look Taller If You're Petite

How To Pull Off A Midi Skirt & Look Taller If You're Petite

Fashion
By Karmen on 25 Mar 2020
Digital Editor

Midi skirts are great for putting together a professional and effortlessly stylish outfit, but if you're on the petite side, you may have ruled out trying this versatile piece. Not so fast, though! We have eight styling tips for you to look taller while wearing a midi skirt.

Keep reading to find out more!

#1 High-waisted midi skirt

petitie style tips yellow midi skirt with black coat winter outfit
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petitie style tips denim midi skirt with top
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When in doubt, go for a high-waisted midi skirt! The high waistline will create the illusion of longer legs which makes you look taller.

#2 Dark midi skirt + light top

petitie style tips black leather midi skirt with sweater autumn outfit
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petitie style tips midi skirt with grey t shirt
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Pairing a light-coloured top with a dark midi skirt gives your figure a balanced and flattering proportion.

#3 Matching colours

petitie style tips cream colour midi skirt with matching top
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petitie style tips midi skirt with pink t shirt in lace
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An alternative is to pick similar colours for your top and skirt. This elongates your silhouette and creates an illusion of greater height.

#4 Well-fitted midi skirt

petitie style tips mustard yellow midi skirt with white shirt
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petitie style tips midi skirt with nude top
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A skirt that's too big and loose-fitting can overwhelm your petite figure and make you look even smaller and shorter. Make sure to pick a midi skirt that hugs around your waist and hips comfortably.

#5 Avoid oversized tops

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petitie style tips pink midi skirt with t shirt
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petitie style tips midi skirt with white shirt
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You don't have to rule out midi skirts with a flared silhouette though! The trick to pulling it off is to make sure it fits tightly and high on your waist, and that you're wearing a top that isn't oversized.

#6 Avoid prints

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You'll look taller and slimmer in a solid-coloured midi skirt rather than one with prints.

If you really love your prints, go for small ones!

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#7 Midi skirt with a slit

petitie style tips black floral midi skirt with side split
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petitie style tips denim midi skirt with t shirt
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Opt for a midi skirt that has a slit on the side! This creates a vertical line that subtly shows off a bit of skin while making your legs look longer.

#8 Wear heels

petitie style tips brown leather midi skirt with sweater
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petitie style tips red midi skirt with crop top
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This is pretty obvious but heels will add height to your silhouette and make your legs look like they go on for days. 👠

Check out some of our styling tips for petite girls to look taller!

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