Wear it Comfortably: Do the Sit ‘n’ Step Test
Sure, you look amazing in that miniskirt as you stand in front of the dressing-room mirror. But the keyword is “standing.” In reality, your movements will entail much more walking and general movement than your full-length mirror check.
So while you’re in that dressing room, get that mini on and sit in that sucker, bend a little, march in place and mimic as if going upstairs (who’d ever think you’d get some cardio in as well?). Okay, we realize this may sound ridiculous, but 1) who’s going to see you anyway? and 2) trust us, you’re much better off discovering now that your mini gets a wee bit too mini than facing the awkward discovery while taking a seat in a crowded restaurant later.
You can’t wear a mini—or anything, for that matter—if you feel uncomfortable. Looking good and feeling good definitely go hand-in-hand. Do the test!
Know What Your Options Are
The best part about shopping? Options! There’s bound to be a mini that works for you.
Minis need not be skin-tight or basic black; you can go short while still being practical about comfort—and sport plenty of color and fabric choices to boot! We like a magenta silk banded-waist skirt or a yellow pleated one: bright, short and high on the comfort meter!