Saturday, 21 September 2013

How to wear maxi and midi skirts


Top- £5 republic sale

1. keep it simple with block colours and tight fitting or cropped tops. If your maxi is tight then a loose top will be fine but nothing that hides your figure as the skirt is already obviously quite covering.

2. Black thick waistbands draw attention to your slimmest part whilst neutral colours such as grey don't draw any attention to areas you want to hide
Top- £3 republic sale

 3. For coloured maxis dare to wear with clashing print crops and add a brown or black simple belt to seperate the two styles. keep all other accesories plain for exampple black heel and a black clutch for the evening
Skirt-primark £10, top-motel sale

 4. wear with coats and jackets that end at roughly the same place as the skirt starts, maxis don't work as well with long winter coats as they tend to hide your figure, stick to cropped jackets for high waisted skirts

 5. DON'T feel as though they are only to be worn in the daytime! A block colour maxi would look great with a sparkly top and heels and if you still feel you want to show more skin you can find sheer maxi skirts like this one and side split maxi skirts like this one

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Casper the fashion cat being distracting

 6. mix patterns of the same colour in the top and skirt for example here i have picked out the black from the skirt and teamed with my black lace top for a unique daytime look. if you are sticking to black brighten it up with jewellery and eye catching accesories


 1. Similarly to patterned maxi skirts, pick out the dominant colours in the skirt and use this to base the rest of your outfit around. This outfit could be paired with a black jacket and blue shoes for a statement matchy-matchy look. This patterned midi is perfect

skirt- TK Maxx £10
2. unlike with the maxis, midis show a little more skin so don't be put off by the length of the skirt, it can still be worn with your cosy wooly jumper without hiding your figure completely

 3. Either stick to cropped tops and jumpers or full length tops that can be tucked inside the skirt unnoticably for a less casual look.
 4. If the skirt is lightly patterned don't be afraid to wear a top with a design on as long as it doesnt steal the attention from the skirt and is in the same colour scheme
 5. Make sure that you can walk in your skirt as, no matter how perfect your outfit is, waddling around all day because your skirt doesnt stretch or have a split is not a good look.

Top- Topshop £8, Skirt - ASOS £8
 6. For a sleek, attention-grabbing evening look keep the top and heels fairly simple and add a statement necklace

 7. to test out whether a midi skirt would suit you, or if you simply don't wish to buy a new one, try using a stretch strapless bodycon dress as i have below. The length allows me to wear it high waisted with it ending just above the knee and the tight fit means it will fit to the shape of you legs and bum.

Celeb olivia palermo in a floaty maxi and relaxed top tucked in on the red carpet

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