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#3: Midi

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.

#4: Maxi

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.