Also known as tea length skirts, midi dresses extend past the knees and can end at the widest part of the calves, which results in a truncated silhouette that might not be advisable for petite women. However, a pair of sky-high stilettos or nude pumps can help to mitigate this as they add the illusion of height.
Length to get: Using the same logic as when choosing the length of a mini skirt, opt for a midi that ends at the thinnest part of the shins.
Don’t play it safe at work. Go for this exaggerated and dramatic ruffled shell skirt to make an entrance. From Moncler Genius’ Simone Rocha collection, this skirt is great for shorter women as the transparency of the tulle helps add stature. Finish with a simple blouse and towering black heels.
Soft and light, this is the perfect number for those slow and lazy days. Ending right at the thinnest part of the calves, this JW Anderson piece sports a panel and a draped overlay that can be left undone or tied at the back in a loose bow. Inject some toughness by tucking a sleeveless buttoned shirt in and slipping into a pair of Chelsea boots.
Turn heads at your workplace by opting for this statement snake print piece from Topshop that comes in a bold shade of hot pink. Tone it down with a black T-shirt and sneakers for a street style look.
Crochet is a Spring/Summer ’19 trend that we can totally get onboard with, especially when it comes in a feminine design like this Zara number. Wear with a crochet top in another colour to stay in theme, or if that’s too much, a simple cropped top will do.
A maxi length skirt would end at or beyond the ankle. Great for women who are taller in height, these are also the perfect cover up for any less than stellar footwear choices you might’ve made on mornings you overslept.
Length to get: People of a more petite stature should skip those that skim the floor. For added height, click on some high heels.
Channel Angelina Jolie’s iconic Oscar look and show off leg with this maxi skirt that boasts a thigh high slit. French tuck a simple jumper, slip into some crystal crusted stilettos and finish with a matching minaudiere for an irresistible after-hours look.
If you have a black tie event but don’t feel like wearing a restrictive full-length gown, why not opt for this floor-sweeping number from Antonio Berardi? Pair it with an off-shoulder top to show some skin. Go with comfy block heels rather than killer stilettos since it covers your feet.
Bask in our eternal summer by wearing this cheery yellow floral printed skirt. Complete the look with a simple topknot, white T-shirt, and remember your sunnies.