How to Wear a Mini Skirt


Things are Looking Down—and that’s a Good Thing
Even if you’re beyond excited about that colorful new necklace and bold lipstick you just scored, save it for another outfit, or at least tone it down somewhat. Wearing a miniskirt is all about your lower half, so keep the focus there.

Shoes: Since you’re in leg-sporting mode, why not go all out and show even more leg? Even if you’re on the shorter side, you can at least create the illusion of runway gams, thanks to sandals’ and heels’ leg-lengthening effects. Find a heel that works for you, then get out there and have fun in that miniskirt!

Tops: The right top, depending on your body type and the overall style of the miniskirt can make the difference between looking pulled-together or looking unkempt. Having some potato-chip-binge-belly regret? Choose a more billowy peasant top—billowy, not long; you still want to show the pretty style or unique fabric of your skirt. Wearing a mini with cool waist-high design that begs to be seen? Try tucking a shirt in to show off the style. Don’t hide yourself or that skirt!

Bracelets: Think about it. When you’re walking, your wrist is near your hips and thighs. A wide or colorful bracelet draws the eye downward, acting as an unexpected miniskirt accessory.

Be Size-Savvy
Mini doesn’t mean mini-waisted. Sigh. Yup, we’ve been down that road, sometimes wishing we could do around our waist what that mini’s doing at the hem (having a little less of it). But we’re blessed with the figures we’ve got and that being said, we’re over the thought that one needs to be a size 4 to rock a miniskirt. Find a mini in your true size; give your body room to move without the confines of a too-small skirt.

Have Fun!
We love that a mini, just by virtue of being a mini, exudes a sense of fun. You don’t have to take a miniskirt seriously—although you can. First, toss the idea that mini skirt=black. Pair a floral flowing one with a black blazer for an indoor get-together and you’re set. Go all neutral/classic Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston) on yourself with a tucked-in crisp white shirt and beige bottom. Try a cotton-blended mini with a tank and flip-flops for a much more casual look.

You can go from “tennis, anyone?” (navy, pleated-front mini with pocketed, white cotton top) to “cocktails, everyone!” (more form-fitting cobalt-blue mini with a silver tank).

Own that mini!

Let us know some of your favorite ways to wear a miniskirt. Tell us what mini looks you love!

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  1. says

    Love this! Such great tips for all of us guilty of thigh-bernation. Our favorite is definitely the Rachel Greene look, and you really need to break out the loofa for that one!

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