Trumpet long skirt create slimmer silhouette. Thanks for reiterating this tips Angie. July 7, at 6: My closet is heavy on skirts, both short and long. The cardigan can be cropped or boyfriend.
Do you have a maxi skirt? How do you wear it? What other style tips do you want to see? Tell me in the comments! Follow Gurl, pretty please! A fantastic article with some great tips — thank you! My favourite looks here are 4, 8, 17 and Trying to sort through my closet now to find something to wear with mine. I am not fashionable! My favorite look is the one with the yellow skirt! I also wrote an article on how to wear the long skirt in winter if you guys wanna check it out http: Gurl 6 outdated relationship phrases you don't need.
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This tip from YLF has helped me when tucking and deceives the eye into seeing a longer top, if that makes sense. I own a grand total of 2… my denim straight skirt which is fairly versatile and a pleated summery skirt that I picked up for under 10 bucks at Ross.
Angie, what a timely post and so very helpful. I still struggle placing the belt at the right spot, I tend to wear them lower than I think I should because of my short waist issue. When the weather cools down, I will have to experiment with the cardigan options. Something to look forward to in the fall. Thanks so much for this concise review! I definitely have orphaned skirts! I am going to go home and work these suggestions because I really want to wear the skirts I have.
Thanks for your brilliance. I will always try to hear your voice when shopping for skirts from now on. I only tuck tops into skirts. Now belted tunics are a different story. Angie, do you think a nice tee with a casual summer skirt would work as a replacement for a casual summer dress? Yesterday I tried on four different tops with a full white skirt before I just gave up and went with a dress. Thanks for the reminder about the belts.
I have a question, please! Defining my waist twice in slightly different places looks weird to me. Thanks for reiterating this tips Angie.
Thanks to you and YLF, I have learned and practiced 1,2,3 and 5. In fact, sometimes I can create different looks with the same top using points 1,2,3 and 5. I will give that a go that sometime this week.
If I try to take in the waist, the skirt becomes a tad too short. I have noticed on sites such as Anthropologie, they have many dresses that LOOK like just a tank top tucked and belted with a print skirt! How much versatile woudl they be if they WERE skirts and you could pull out the various colors in the print for other tops. ALso there would not be all the fit issues I have experienced and have read about in the reviews.
One could get styling tips from there as they have many dresses that look like skirts and tops. In my case it is all relative as depending on what i have on or want to wear I have to look at each body are in relation to the rest.
Oddly enough, I have summer skirt orphans but no winter skirt orphans. Whenever I try an a-line skirt I feel completely lost! Using this method, which I pinched from yours truly I have been able to adjust the length of the shirt to suit many of my skirts, pencil, a-line and even tulip. Thanks for these great ideas! I have a lot of clothes that I have had for many many years, but I still love them and try to wear them all.
My closet is heavy on skirts, both short and long. Today I selected a knee-length full skirt in chocolate, an off-white sleveless tank, a loose floral printed blouse, thick woven western-belt, chunky turquoise heart pendant and pretty, flirty high heels. I could have improved on it by tucking in the tank, as you suggested, and perhaps taking a little more care with my jewelry selection, but overall, this skirt and blouse that I have never before worn together, was a good look. It can get confusing and overwhelming pairing skirts up with the right top and layers do really help.!!!
I am sure you have just saved many skirts from total abandonment! You are my hero! One more idea to add, I tried tucking the hem of a fairly thin, fitted tee shirt up under itself to shorten the length. It looks good and has stayed put. I just put all my skirts except for one dressy pencil skirt and one denim pencil skirt in the donate pile.
My new wardrobe resolution is to never buy a skirt without buying a top that works with it at the same time. Other than a denim skirt. As a rectangle, I have found it can be flattering to wear a skirt and blouse of some type, with a belt under an open cardigan.
The belt under the cardigan or outer layer gives a stronger illusion of a waist. Hopefully this is helpful to someone else! What an easy tip to make things fresh. Lisa, no heels required with skirts. I wear skirts with flats, but the right length for your leg line is important. I love, LOVE skirts!! I just counted, I have about 15 of them, just for summer! Though most are bought individually without a top, they work together pretty good with the tops in the closet.
Do you do contrasting color? One thing I want is how to pair them a bit differently, than just one top matching with one skirt…. Angie, thanks for these guidelines. I also find the footwear pairings tricky, especially when they have to be office-appropriate. I am so glad I basically follow all rules you posted. What an amazing article, choke full of great advice. Refresh your memory on how to match them with the right top.
Thank you for the wonderful advice. I hate trying to find tops that match the skirts I love. Also I really enjoy how skirts come in all different lengths as well as fabrics. Skirts can range from a formal or buisness attire like skirt to a skirt that you can wear down to the beach. Soft draping and pleating with vertical seams will glide over your tummy area rather than clinging to it.
Avoid defined waistlines, so either to choose skirt with skinny waistband, you could also opt for skinny belt or belt with same color to the skirt. Wear layer to cover the area. Especially because you wear hijab — meaning you would choose pieces that are nothing too tight and sheer-through — you could try disguising your tummy by wearing loose top or layer such as blazer, cardigan, or jacket. Make sure that the peplum is effectively hiding the tummy. The cut of a peplum, its drape, and the type of fabric used to make the peplum are all factors that can make a peplum either a good or bad disguise for a round tummy.
Basically you could stay away from any top that is too voluminous as it makes your stomach look big too. Check out these two articles for more styling tips for plus size and petite figure. Lastly, take a look at the pictures at this article for fashion ideas of hijab style with long skirt.
I also picked two outfits of long skirt for hijab fashion. One is with layer and other with loose top. Great ideas on how to wear maxi skirts — especially what jackets to wear with them and how to style the skirts in winter! Thanks for the article. It is so helpful. However I would like to asked for an advice on how to wear a maxi skirt. My big problem is i am having a huge waist ,which is 30 inches. So my big problem is how should i wear to make my waist looks slender and can create an illusion that i am quite slim?
Besides,what types of maxi skirt should i wear for my body shape?: Just trust me, there are many women out there who have much wider and thicker, showcasing their shape with great confidence and style. Secondly, if you really wish to look slimmer or slender with a long skirt, in general, there are some tricks to follow: Since this is a long skirt that will only hide or cover your shoes , just opt for the most comfortable shoes with chunky and steady heels, or you could also opt for wedges.
Just keep in mind that comfort comes first when finding the right shoes. The longer your skirt the leaner you would look visually. When wearing belt, find your sweet spot, which is often a little higher than your natural waistline so that your belt hits the smallest part of your torso.
Skinny or thick belt depends on your personal choices. Trumpet long skirt create slimmer silhouette. Tops with V-neckline, scoop, cowl, open shirt collars and boat necks are good to get a focus on your upper body which also good to create longer and leaner silhouette especially V-neckline.
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