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August 26, 2014
|EN: A little while ago I made a post about where to buy the prettiest A-line and pencil midi skirts and I asked you whether you would like to see a post about which type of midi skirts fits best for different body types (more specifically body lengths!) and how to combine them without looking short. And all I got was positive comments of you saying you would love to read that, so here’s part 1!
I often get comments like “Midi skirts look so good on you, but they would never look good on me!”, but I don’t believe that! There’s a midi skirt for everyone! The trick is to wear the right shape and length of a midi skirt and how to combine it! In this post, I’m telling you about the first of these two. I will talk about the latter in a follow up post!
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|EN: Which type of midi skirt fits you best, depends mostly on your length and how confident you are about your legs. When you’re very confident about the shape of your legs and your length, all you need to worry about is the type of skirt you like best. But when you’re not very confident about your legs, and you feel they are a little thick around your calves for example, you should try to avoid skirts that fall just on the thickest part of your calves. This points them out and makes them look thicker.
If you’re short, you can best go for midi skirts that reach just below the knee. This length will make you look taller. You cannot see your knees, but you can see all of your legs below your knee, which makes your lower legs look longer. And this is probably what you want, right?! This works even better when you go for a midi pencil skirt just below the knee, as the tight fit will make you look taller than an A-line fit. Also, you could avoid busy prints and only look for midi skirts in one color or with a subtle print or vertical stripes.
When you’re not very short, you can also go for a midi skirt that falls below your calves. This way, you’ve got your calves covered and the skirt highlights a thinner part of your leg. Other than that, I always would advice to get a high waisted midi skirt. This looks more feminine and also makes you seem taller.
|All skirts are from Asos|
Short body type: midi skirts that fall just below the knee. More specifically midi pencil skirts will make you look taller. Also, you could avoid busy prints and try to look for midi skirts in one color or with a subtle print or vertical strips.
Thicker calves: both a-line and pencil midi skirts that fall just below the knee and midi skirts that fall below your calves (on a thinner part of your legs). The latter works best for medium tall or taller body types.
Medium tall & normal calves: in my opinion you should be able to wear all types of midi skirts, without looking short!
What do you think of these suggestions? And do you own any midi skirts or are you looking for any? I recently showed you my favorites here!