15 Flattering Midi Skirts That Work Perfectly for Petites
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.
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
J Crew Skirt
Alexa Chung for AG Skirt
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
Marc by Marc Jacobs Skirt
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
Nicole Miller Skirt
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
T by Alexander Wang Skirt
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
Joe Fresh Skirt