The Best Skirt Style for Petites

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…

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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.

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12 Comments

  • Reply Danielle October 24, 2017 at 8:10 am

    I'm especially loving suede minis this season! Love the color of the one you're wearing!

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

  • Reply Amy October 24, 2017 at 9:00 am

    I wish I didn't hate my legs and could pull this off!

  • Reply Two Peas in a Prada October 24, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    I love this skirt! Looks so great with the tights and boots.

  • Reply One Awesome Momma October 24, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    That is such a pretty skirt and I love how you styled it!

    Belle | http://www.OneAwesomeMomma.com

  • Reply Rachel October 24, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    I always have such a hard time finding a skirt that looks good on my short legs, it’s so annoying! Love the one you’re wearing and how you styled it for fall.

    Rachel / http://www.helloher.co

  • Reply Stephanie Whitman October 24, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    I might not be built the same way as you, but I sure love mini skirts as well! They highlight my long legs AND they make shorter legs look longer. They're winners all the way around haha!

  • Reply Ashley Hargrove October 24, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    So many cute skirts!! I always love wearing a skirt in the Fall!

  • Reply Louella Reese October 25, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Great skirt! Love that color on you!

    xo Laura Leigh
    http://www.louellareese.com

  • Reply Dashing Darlin' October 25, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    OH WOW!! I adore that skirt!!! It's perfect for fall and winter.

    XO,
    ANGELLE
    http://WWW.DASHINGDARLIN.COM

  • Reply Anna E. Fox October 27, 2017 at 7:49 am

    I love the color of that skirt!

  • Reply Trendy in Indy October 29, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    I usually have a difficult time finding the perfect skirts. This is a great guide!

    xo,
    Steph
    @trendyinindy || trendyinindy.com

  • Reply Beauty Follower November 5, 2017 at 4:05 am

    Nice outfit!

    dinamighty.com

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