Welcome to Thursday, girlfriends! I hope you’re all having a fantastic week. And if you’re not, try to think of one thing, anything, really great that happened recently! Try to focus on that and you’ll pull through the rest. As I said in my birthday post last week -(31 Pieces of Advice to Celebrate My 31st Birthday) all pain is temporary. 🙂
Anyhow, I don’t know about you, but I’m totally feeling this whole skirt trend that’s happening right now. I especially love the 90’s vibes being incorporated – the zipper details (like seriously, look at this one), velvet fabrics and large plaid prints to name a few. While there are a ton of skirt styles that just don’t flatter my petite, curvy frame, there is one style that has never failed me – the mini skirt. If you’re vertically challenged and have hips like me, I highly recommend. Here’s why…
Mini skirts work for petite women like myself because they show more leg, elongating the body in the process. It’s most definitely an illusion, but one I’m particularly fond of, haha. But not just any old mini skirt will do the trick. I try to avoid anything with a thick band at the top because I have a super short torso and don’t like calling attention to it. If you’re not fond of your mid-section, or have a short torso as well, I’d recommend doing the same. I also try to find mini skirts that hit me mid-thigh. Although others will say that anything above the knee will flatter a petite frame, being curvier I feel like mid-thigh is my sweet spot. Any closer to my knee and I actually feel shorter/chubbier than I actually am…but maybe that’s just me.
The other thing I keep in mind when shopping for mini skirts is the shape of the skirt itself. I’ve found that A-line pieces, even subtle ones, do a good job of accenting my waist – aka my curves. Boxier styles are not bad, but when I do wear one I’ll pair it with a flowy top vs. fitted and tuck it in loosely. Anything you can do to show off that waistline and your legs really is key. And while I’ve opted for over-the-knee boots in these photos, ankle boots or booties actually pair better with mini skirts for the purpose of looking taller. But I just love OTK boots, so whatever, haha.
To make your life a little easier, I did some internet prowling to find a slew of mini skirts I’m totally crushing on. Some are regular sizes, some actually come in petites. All are under $100, some even $20 or less!! Scroll down to see/shop them all. You can click on the image to be taken to the product page.