Midi skirts are super popular this fall, but they’re tricky to wear since the hemline tends to hit at the widest part of your leg and make your legs look short. But there are a few tricks you can use to keep your leg line looking long and not stumpy.
I’m showing only one midi skirt — one that’s fitted and only comes a couple of inches below my knee cap, but these tricks can be applied to all midi skirts, whether full, longer length, or otherwise.
Click through for three simple ways to wear your midi skirt without cutting off the line of your leg:
5 Tips to Wearing a Midi Skirt Well 1 of 4
Click through for 5 tips to wearing your midi skirt well.
With Nude Shoes 2 of 4
Trick #1. The best way to create a long leg line is to wear flesh colored shoes. Whether they're sandals, pumps, wedges, or flats, this creates a longer line of your leg. So when wearing a midi skirt and you want the extra leg length illusion, go for a nude colored shoe.
Trick #2. Another trick is to tuck your top into the skirt. This creates an extra long leg line (from your natural waist to your toes), and makes the smaller section of exposed leg less prominent.
Super Tall Heels 3 of 4
Trick #3: If nude heels aren't in your closet, or they don't work with your particular midi skirt, not to worry. Another way to create a long leg line is with super tall heels. An extra three or four inches makes a big difference.
Pointed Flats 4 of 4
Trick #4. If you want to go with flats, go for a pair that is lightly colored and pointed. This helps to elongate the leg line, even though you have no lift in your heel.
Trick #5. Another trick is to throw on a jacket to draw some focus up there, and away from your shortened leg line.
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