Flatter Your Figure – The Midi Skirt

I had a girlfriend ask me this week how to pull off a flattering midi skirt ensemble. She thought she had to be tall and thin to wear them, which is so not the case! Trust me, I know exactly where she was coming from. It took me several attempts in the fitting room before I finally got the guts to actually purchase my first midi skirt. Sure, this girlie and classy skirt is perfect for bridal showers, baby showers and weddings, but if you do not feel comfortable and stylish in it, then what is the point? I have found three of my favorite midi skirts currently on the market below along with a few tips on how to achieve maximum flattery when rocking them.
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A key component to achieving a visually pleasing printed midi look is a simple top. Say no to closed toe heels as well. In order to balance out the extra fabric, less is more when it comes to footwear. Unless you have legs for days, I suggest opting for a heeled sandal. You will be shocked how much more slimming the whole look instantly becomes.
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A full volume midi evokes the ultimate ‘70s ladylike look. When styling a solid colored skirt, try incorporating a subtle print into your top or add a pretty scarf to balance the proportions. When it comes to sleeves, I strongly suggest avoiding any top that exceeds a three quarter length sleeve for maximum flattery. Another tip for stomach conscious ladies, and this is a total game changer….If your skirt comes with a sash belt, wear the ribbon so that the bow falls in the front, instead of the back or side. The added detail will distract from any insecurities.
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For those of you who love to show off your curves, a calf skimming pencil skirt is a fabulous option for you. To elongate your figure, I suggest finding a pencil skirt that sits an inch or two below your bust. Layering on a denim jacket, vest or structured blazer is a terrific way to balance a hip hugging pencil skirt and give the illusion that your waist is smaller than it is.

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