How to Choose the Right Skirt Length
Wearing the right skirt length for your body type can do a lot to flatter your figure. When it comes to skirts, you generally want the hem to hit the slimmest part of your legs. For most people, the knees and ankles work best, but other figures can pull off midi and mini skirts. If you are not sure which skirt to wear, you are in luck. Here are the best tips for finding a skirt length that flatters you.
Starting with the longest skirt, the maxi, there are just a few rules to follow. This first is to never let the hem drag. If you wear a skirt that goes just past your feet, pair it with a heel to keep the hem off the ground. A dragging hem looks sloppy and can damage your skirt. Another rule to follow is to avoid the dead zone; the space between the floor and your ankle bone. A skirt hem in this area can make your feet look oversized. While not really a rule, some fashionistas also say you should not cover your arms if you are fully covering your legs.
A midi skirt can be difficult to wear since it terminates in the middle of your calf, often the thickest part of your lower leg. To overcome the possibility of making your legs look stumpy, pair a midi with a nude shoe or high heel for some extra elongation. If you still are not satisfied with how you look in a midi, try going for a slightly longer length that is not so long as to be a maxi.
At the Knee
A skirt that stops just above or below the knee can flatter just about any figure. Your knee is usually thinner than the rest of your leg, and a skirt ending there accentuates that slimness. Lengths just above the knee are more popular, but if you don’t like your knees, there are other options. You can opt for a hem just below your knee or wear tights and leggings to cover your knees. Finding a skirt length that works is easier when you decide to start with hems near the knee.
Mini skirts might be the hardest skirt to pull off, so tread carefully. Despite what some may say, there is no age restriction on mini skirts, even though younger women do seem to wear them more often. The main rule to follow is do not let your hem end at the thickest part of your thigh. Avoiding that trouble spot can help your legs look slimmer.
Finding a skirt length that fits your body is easy when you keep these tips in mind. Whether you go for long, short or mid-length, aim to have your hem stop at the slimmest part of your leg. If you find a skirt that doesn’t have quite the right length, you can get it tailored at one of our convenient locations. Among our top alterations are hem length adjustments, which you can get so your skirt is the perfect length.