The Most Flattering Skirts for Every Height

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. So today we’ve narrowed down the most flattering skirt styles 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! 



A-Line Miniskirt
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As far as miniskirts go, an on-trend A-line version is the perfect choice for petite girls. The reason? Its high-waisted cut helps elongate your frame, while the slight flare slenderizes legs.

Shop our A-line miniskirt pick:


Envelope Skirt
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At any hemline, an envelope skirt will lengthen your legs thanks to the style’s diagonal lines.

Shop our envelope pick:


Skirt With Slits
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A skirt with slits is the perfect choice for a petite girl who wants to wear a longer skirt style. The slit will let you show some skin, so that you don’t appear drowned in fabric.

Shop our slit-skirt pick:



Midi Pencil Skirt
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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.

Shop our midi pencil pick:


Knee-Length A-Line Skirt
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A knee-length A-line is a classic style that will give you the perfect proportion of skirt to leg.

Shop our knee-length A-line pick:


Fluted Hem
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A hard-to-pull-off fluted hem won’t overwhelm you (as it can on more petite women). Just go with a mini version for its leg-lengthening benefits.

Shop our fluted hem pick:



Midi Skirt
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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.

Shop our midi pick:


Maxi Skirt
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Maxi skirts are not only well-suited to taller girls, but also look insanely chic. To avoid looking overly boho, we suggest wearing heels—even a kitten will do.

Shop our maxi pick:


Classic Miniskirt
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As far as miniskirts go, the best type for a tall girl would be a classic straight-cut style. Rather than covering your waist, a classic style sits lower, so it allots more fabric to your legs while still showing them off.

Shop our miniskirt pick:


Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently Editor-at-Large. It was a less expected route, seeing as she was graduating from business school at USC when this all began, but it has turned out to be the best one for her. Fast-forward to 2024, and she's moved to NYC from her hometown of Beverly Hills and spends her workdays a little differently from when she was an intern starting out. Currently, she focuses on a weekly mélange of shopping content. As far as her personal style goes, she's largely drawn to classic pieces and neutral basics but will always make an exception for something colorful, printed, or bejeweled as long as it's deemed worthy enough. After all, the only thing she loves more than a good party is dressing up for one. On weekdays, she can usually be found at home eating something delicious for dinner and trying to force her husband to watch Summer House.