Not sure what skirt length is most flattering on your body? Hemlines rise and fall like the stock market, but you'll always look great if you heed these tips.
You Will Need:
• The right shoes
• Coordinating top
• An above-the-knee skirt (optional)
Step 1: Dress for your height
Make the most of your frame with the right skirt length. A short skirt will add height to a petite frame, while tall and leggy ladies can pull off flowing, layered skirts. Long skirts should be long enough to touch your anklebones.
Step 2: Accentuate your assets
Accentuate your assets. Show off toned legs in shorter skirts or a firm rear end in a knee-length, pencil skirt. Curvy girls will look best with a flared skirt that just covers the knee.
Step 3: Make sure it's appropriate
Make sure your skirt length is appropriate for your age and the occasion. Even if you look great in a micro mini, it's probably not a good idea to wear one to work or around your grandkids.
Step 4: Coordinate with your top
Coordinate the skirt length with the style of top you'll be wearing. A fitted, V-neck top won't pair well with a tight, short mini; a longer, flowing skirt creates a better balance. Tunic tops look great with short or narrow skirts.
Step 5: Use a safe alternative
Wear a skirt that falls right above your knees, if all else fails. It's a length that looks good on all shapes and sizes.
Tip: Never let a skirt end at the widest parts of your legs – the calves and upper thighs. Try on a variety of skirts to see which flatter your body. Always try on a skirt with the shoes you plan to wear with it.
Trivia: In the 1986 film Pretty in Pink, Molly Ringwald's character, Andie, makes her own prom dress out of a second-hand gown her father bought her from a thrift store.
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