|Midi Skirt on the runway, from the Preen Fall 2011 collection|
The key to a flattering fit for a petite woman is a slimmer silhouette, when the skirt is too voluminous it will overwhelm and weight down smaller frames. Look for midi skirts in petite sizes or plan to have the skirt hemmed to get the right length. The style of skirt will also look most flattering with a heel. If you have wide calves find a midi skirt that hits just above or just below the widest part of your leg, if the skirt length lands at the thickest part of your calves that is where the eye will naturally go. Be prepared to hem the skirt to get the length just right. Another suggestion for you thrifty and crafty diva's take a maxi skirt from your closet or find one at a thrift store and shorten the skirt to transform it into a midi.
In this week's rundown I have included a selection of midi skirts in multiple incarnations and prices for your shopping pleasure.
The Under $100 Bunch:
The More Expensive Sisters:
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