It’s not easy being vertically challenged, and whilst us mini women may find ourselves small and perfectly formed, finding midi pieces that don’t drown our small frames isn’t the easiest. Put simply, finding midis for minis can be hard.
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So, here’s all the stress taken out of hunting for chic and easy to wear midis for all you petite beauties out there…
Whilst a bold, bright basic can be tempting, instead opting for a striped number can seemingly add on a couple of inches of height. Opting for thin, vertical striped prints will lengthen the body and prevent your lower body from looking drowned by fussy patterns.
Now don’t get me wrong, there’s plenty of pleated skirts out there that can look great on a smaller frame (see Lighten Up). However, heavy pleats can swamp a petite shape. In order to still channel this style, opt for flat, accordion or plissé pleats to ensure you’re avoiding any overwhelming bulk. These cuts are narrow, sharply pressed and turned in one direction, giving you a suitable swish and a midi shape that highlights your frame.
A split can make all the difference. There’s plenty of skirts with buttons or slices in the material that expose a little bit of leg. This is particularly savvy when the skirt is made of a thicker material or bold colours. The split within the fabric breaks up the boldness and allows your natural shape to show through. Instantly helping you wear the midi, not the other way round.
Now good things come in small packages (or so I’m told) so what better way to make the most of it, than wear material that makes the most of your slight shape. Bulky, thick materials are great for skirts, but when combined with a midi can engulf a small frame and hide all the nuances
So there you have it, four simple ways to up the ante with your skirt choices, and find pieces that make the most of your stature! What are your key styling tips for minis?