While we agree that fashion should be about expressing yourself and wearing whatever makes you feel good, when you’re trying to decide what to wear, buy, borrow, or invest in, it helps to know what works best with your body. Consider it a fail-safe backup plan, for any time you’re in a pinch. On that note, today we’ve narrowed down the most flattering skirt styles and lengths for your height. Of course, that doesn’t mean you have to limit your skirt selection. But if you’re stuck trying to decide between a few silhouettes, you might want to keep this guide in mind. Scroll through for a rundown of skirt styles by height and, of course, to shop our picks.
As far as miniskirts go, an on-trend A-line version is a perfect choice if you’re petite. The reason? Its high-waisted cut helps elongate your frame, while the slight flare slenderizes legs.
Available in sizes 38 to 40.
At any hemline, an envelope skirt will lengthen your legs thanks to the style’s diagonal lines.
Available in sizes 38 to 42.
A skirt with slits is the perfect choice for a petite person who wants to wear a longer skirt style. The slit will let you show some skin so that it doesn’t look like you’re drowning in fabric.
Available in sizes 24 to 31.
5’3” to 5’7”
If you’re looking to wear a pencil skirt, a midi length will not only look the most current, but it’s also super flattering, creating an instant hourglass shape.
Available in sizes 38 to 44.
A knee-length A-line is a classic style that will give you the perfect proportion of skirt to leg.
Available in sizes 34 to 38.
A hard-to-pull-off fluted hem won’t overwhelm you (as it can on those who are more petite). Just go with a mini version for its leg-lengthening benefits.
Available in sizes 34 to 40.
Thanks to your long legs, any style of midi skirt will look great on you. We recommend one that is slightly flowy—especially for spring and summer.
Available in sizes 1x to 3x.
Maxi skirts are not only well-suited to taller girls, but they also look insanely chic. To avoid looking overly boho, we suggest wearing heels—even a kitten will do.
Available in sizes 6 to 14.
As far as miniskirts go, if you’re on the taller side, the best type would be a classic straight-cut style. Rather than covering your waist, a classic style sits lower, so it offers more fabric while still showing off your legs.
Available in sizes 24 to 32.
Shop more skirts:
Available in sizes 2 to 8.
Available in sizes UK6 to UK16.
Available in sizes 1X to 3X.
Available in sizes 0 to 14.
Available in sizes DK34 to DK42.
Available in sizes 0 to 12.
Available in sizes XS to L.
Available in sizes 24 to 30.
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