How To Rock A Midi Skirt As A Petite

Being a petite gal (I am 5'2 for reference) I figured that a midi skirt was not a flattering length for my shorter frame. Sharing my tips on how to rock a midi skirt as a petite. What to style with a midi skirt for a petite | The Blonder Life

Today’s post is in collaboration with my gorgeous friend Summer, of Coffee With Summer! We teamed up to give you two summer trends, and how to rock them as a petite girl! Check out her post styling the cutest maxi skirt, and read her tips on how to wear it as a shorter girl!

Being a petite gal (I am 5'2 for reference) I figured that a midi skirt was not a flattering length for my shorter frame. Sharing my tips on how to rock a midi skirt as a petite. What to style with a midi skirt for a petite | The Blonder Life

Being a petite gal (I am 5'2 for reference) I figured that a midi skirt was not a flattering length for my shorter frame. Sharing my tips on how to rock a midi skirt as a petite. What to style with a midi skirt for a petite | The Blonder Life

Being a petite gal (I am 5'2 for reference) I figured that a midi skirt was not a flattering length for my shorter frame. Sharing my tips on how to rock a midi skirt as a petite. What to style with a midi skirt for a petite | The Blonder Life

Being a petite gal (I am 5'2 for reference) I figured that a midi skirt was not a flattering length for my shorter frame. Sharing my tips on how to rock a midi skirt as a petite. What to style with a midi skirt for a petite | The Blonder Life

Being a petite gal (I am 5'2 for reference) I figured that a midi skirt was not a flattering length for my shorter frame. Sharing my tips on how to rock a midi skirt as a petite. What to style with a midi skirt for a petite | The Blonder Life

Pleated skirt (similar linked) | Tan heels (cheaper here)

Spring and summer have been chalked full of fun trends! Between the Parisian neck scarf (my favorite here) or the ever popular straw bags, there is a trend for everyone! With so many trends going about, there is usually a few that are not quite my taste or something that I can’t get behind. This season, that trend was a midi skirt.

Being a petite gal (I am 5’2 for reference) I figured that a midi skirt was not a flattering length for my shorter frame. My mom is also petite, and even shorter than me. Fun fact: my dad is about 6’3 so don’t really know where those genes ran off too. Growing up, having a mom and sisters on the shorter side, I saw what length was flattering for petite ladies! Calf length never made the cut.

Whether it was scrolling through Instagram, or browsing other blogs I noticed that midi skirts always looked extremely flattering on tall ladies. It took me such a long time to even actually try on a midi skirt, and even longer to find one that didn’t overwhelm my body type.

One night I was out shopping with a few co-workers and decided to give the midi skirt another try. I will say, I got lucky and found this one in the first store we hit! I was pleasantly surprised at how much I absolutely loved this skirt. The length was just right, so I quickly snatched it up!

For you shorter ladies like me here are a few tips I have for styling a midi skirt:

Add height with heels.  Remember how I said that tall ladies were rocking the midi skirts? Add your favorite pair of heels and add a bit of length to your frame.

Pair with fitted or cropped hem tops. If you’re going for a more flowy skirt like the one I’m wearing, you’re going to want a fitted top, or cropped hem to balance out everything.

Go for the high waisted skirt: I would suggest always sizing down as a petite purchasing a midi skirt. Get the ones that are going to sit right above your waist, and give you a little more length. Also, always opt for the shortest length! I’ve noticed there are a few different lengths of midi skirts – so get the shortest hems!

Petite option: Bonus if you can find a store that offers petite sizing! (ASOS is my favorite)

I rounded up a bunch of options for you below!

  • Ashley McClellan Houston

    This outfit is precious! Love the femininity in it

  • This skirt is adorable! Love your tips gal!!

    xo Laura Leigh
    http://www.louellareese.com

  • These are excellent tips for petite ladies! You look absolutely stunning in this midi skirt, so you certainly found the best way to rock it!

  • Kelsey H

    You look so darn cute and that skirt is perfect on you! xo

  • Miriam

    such great tips! the midi skirt looks great on you!

  • I LOVE the midi skirt on you – so, so gorgeous! Loved collabing with ya!!

  • Lee Anne Benjamin

    Love this! Yes, midi length can be hard to pull off. I love this skirt on you, you look so cute!

    XO
    Lee Anne
    http://www.lifebylee.com

  • Sarah Tripp

    YES! I always make sure to wear heels with my midi skirts!

  • I love this outfit, Jamie! The pink skirt is sooo cute!!

    Sweetly, Sally // http://www.sweetlysally.com

  • Amanda Nicole Hughes

    You look so good in that skirt! I absolutely love the print!

    xo, Amanda | http://www.thegoldengirldiary.com

  • I love that skirt!! Thank you for sharing your tips, I never know how I can rock on of these skirts… now I want to try to!

    Kendal // Life With Kendal