Q&A: Pass on the Too Short Skirts

October 19th, 2007

Q:  I got a teal skirt from Nordstrom, but it’s way too short, especially over my booty.  I’m not sure if it’s okay to wear it with tights.  What I can wear under it?

Banana Republic Wool Pinstriped SkirtBy Colleen Geary, fashion stylist and image consultant

A:  The best fashion makes a woman look alluringly stylish, while projecting an image of good self-esteem.  In our humble opinion, wearing skirts that are too short or tops that are too low cut can detract from dignity of the person who wears them.

Flatter your curves with well cut clothes that accentuate your figure without being overt.  Don’t waste money on filler items to build an outfit around clothes that make you uncomfortable. Depending on your age and your body type, a few inches above the knee is usually the most attractive length for a short skirt. Longer pencil skirts can be very flattering and quite sexy as well.

Tights will not hide the fact that the skirt is too short–so say goodbye to the teal skirt and update your look with a skirt that is flattering for your body type - you will look great and feel great!

What do you think? Share it with us in the comments!

Pictured: Wool Pinstriped Skirt | $78 at Banana Republic.

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mimi  |  October 19th, 2007 at 1:37 pm

    I hear this: “Don’t waste money on filler items to build an outfit around clothes that make you uncomfortable.” There’s nothing worse than knowing your clothes didn’t fit right from the start. Well, yes there is: wasting money on other things that still don’t make it fit right.

  • 2. Meg  |  October 19th, 2007 at 8:16 pm

    Agreed! Both of you are right on.

  • 3. Jennifer  |  October 20th, 2007 at 1:55 am

    Great, practical advice. It’s one of the toughest things to do, letting go of an item of clothing that MIGHT someday, somehow look all right. (And sometimes it does, but often it just sits in your closet.)

  • 4. raeesa  |  October 20th, 2007 at 2:10 pm

    I’m invited to an outrageous party tomorrow - and have got no clue what to wear. A friend is wearing a striped minidress, fishnets, and heels, and another a yellow miniskirt and black top, studded belt, fishnets over tights, and silver flats. What can i wear so I’m not shown up?

  • 5. Jennifer  |  October 20th, 2007 at 10:22 pm

    I recently bought an off-white puffer vest from Target. I want to wear it with my dark gray Earnest Sewn Jeans but I have no clue what to wear beneath the vest. Any suggestions, aside from black? Thanks!

  • 6. Jojo  |  October 21st, 2007 at 8:11 am

    You could wear the skirt over fitted black pants, a pair with some stretch in them. Or even over a pair of jeans. You could also wear it over a longer skirt in a contrasting color, like beige or black or gray, as long as the longer skirt is in a thinner material. If all else fails, use the fabric to make something else, like a belt or a wrap.

  • 7. Trisha  |  October 21st, 2007 at 7:26 pm

    Thanks for helping Raessa, Jojo! Sounds like the party is going to be pretty crazy. Maybe try metallics–they’re sure to spice up your outfit in a way that’s completely on-trend :)

  • 8. nancy  |  October 22nd, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    A too short skirt is very noticeable, especially in a professional environment. I agree with this post - ditch the skirt and get something you will feel comfortable in. There is nothing worse than being self-conscious about your outfit all day long!

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