Midi skirts are one of the many styling options shorter women are constantly told to avoid. But honestly, rules are meant to be broken, especially a rule as ancient as this one. A full embellished skirt, like Mary-Kate Olsen’s (above) would traditionally overwhelm a diminutive figure. Instead, she worked the silhouette to her advantage and delivered a polished, effortless look. On that note, we rounded up our favorite midis, from tea-length skirts to sexy slit silhouettes, that work for petite frames.
1. Go for an A-Line
This should definitely be a go-to for petites! The downward shape lengthens the body, but remember to choose a higher waist to look even longer.
Eileen Fisher Skirt, $99; eileenfisher.com
2. J Crew Skirt
3. Alexa Chung for AG Skirt
4. Wrap it Up
It's always best to have fabric cling on to you and a wrap midi skirt naturally shapes your figure without letting anything drag.
River Island Skirt, $56; riverisland.com
5. Marc by Marc Jacobs Skirt
6. H&M Skirt
7. Sexy Slits
If you got it, flaunt it and petite women definitely have it! Elongate your legs with high and low slits.
Elizabeth and James Skirt, $295; net-a-porter.com
8. Zara Skirt
9. Nicole Miller Skirt
10. The Classic Pencil Skirt
Always a flattering option that shows off your curves. Invest in a black staple piece, but switch things up with pastel hues or sheer fabrics.
Boohoo Skirt, $14; boohoo.com
11. T by Alexander Wang Skirt
12. P.A.R.O.S.H. Skirt
13. Tea Time
Don't deprive yourself of this fun look! Forget the myth that this overwhelms a small frame because paired with a tight top, the fuller bottom can actually lead the eye downward.
Theory Skirt, $375; theory.com
14. Joe Fresh Skirt
15. Topshop Skirt