Not being model height nor fitting into the petite category has some disadvantages, especially if you work in fashion. They don’t call it sample sale for nothing. This comes into play sometimes when I want to wear my favorite length in skirts and dresses, the midi. I don’t want to always wear a pair of flats or outrageously high heels or platforms with every midi dress or skirt I plan on wearing this summer. I did have this question pop up a couple of time already, and since it’s one I can relate to all to well, just wanted to share some options, and styling tips that may help those inquiring minds.
From left to right: Miss Selfridge Cornelli Trim Midi Dress $68 // ASOS Full Skirt In Abstract Print $32 //Pierre Hardy Ankle Cuff Wedge $775 // ASOS Metal Keeper Patent Skinny Belt $11 // Topshop Silk Cute Skirted Midi Dress $120
Style Tip: Creating an illusion is a beautiful thing sometimes, especially with fashion. If you have wide feet, and feel self-conscious about them, distract the eye with something. Be it the a little wedge that doesn’t keep the foot flat, a strap across the widest part of the foot, or use of the less is more approach. The less amount of straps or fabric on the shoes, and the more skin you show will give others fewer reasons to stare, down there.
From left to right: Asos Midi Tank Dress In Textured Stripe $51 // Rupert Sanderson “Cerise” Mid-Heels $576 // Motel Mandy Midi Skirt in Rockies Print $20 // Stella McCartney Ankle-Wrap Sandal $825 // ASOS Midi Slip Dress In Floral Print $64
From left to right: TOPSHOP Petite Pleated Midi Shirtdress in yellow & lavender $100 // Whistles Lottie Pleated Skirt $200 // Miz Mooz The Skin You’re In Heel $109 // Borne Nachtigall Layered Midi Dress In Silk & Poly Crepe $227
Style Tip: Try wearing garments that have a lots of movement and are lightweight not stiff. Try, I don’t know…… the midi skirts and dresses featured here.(wink) The right amount of garment movement, on the right parts of the body, takes the attention away from other parts of the body you want others to keep their wondering eyes away from.
From left to right: Asos Linen Midi Skirt With Belt $51 // Modcloth Get in Lime Heel $60 // Reiss Mini Pleated Midi Skirt $210 // ASOS Lady Circle Skirt in Floral Broderie $82 // Diane von Furstenberg Baina Suede Mid Heel Sandals $298
Style Tip: We love using color to express ourselves during the hotter months, just don’t go the the extreme looking like a walking carnival by incorporating way to much of the bright colors into one look. If you you have skirts and heels that both pop in colors or prints, and they compliment each other, wear them at once, but try keeping your top/blouse simple. I usually go for a white tee, and minimal accessories. No one likes a clown, much less one running in heels.
From left to right: ASOS Midi Dress With Cross Back $73 // Gucci Delphine Suede & Metallic Leather Wedges $675 // See By Chloe Silk Midi Dress $954 //Chloe chunky heel sandal $447 // ASOS Midi Summer Dress With Tie Waist $45 // ASOS SAIL Mid Heel Weave Detail Shoes $82
All the heels above can be worn with any of the three dresses featured!
Style Tip: Bold colors are meant to grab everyone’s attention, just do it in a tasteful way. If you’re not comfortable wearing bold colors with your head-to-toe look, then keep the color focus on your dress, and pair your flowing number with a pair of neutral-colored heels, sandals or flats.