How To Wear A Maxi Skirt When You’re Petite

Ann Taylor factory (similar HERE) // Skirt (00P) // Purse // Sandals // Earrings // Lipstick // Watch 
One of the biggest challenges being petite (5″ tall) is finding the right length.  Whether it’s jeans, dresses or skirts, it’s always been difficult. We’re built differently, require shorter hems and not all petites are not the same.  Finding the perfect maxi skirt has always been one of the hardest things for me.  

A misconception that people have is that petite women can’t wear maxi skirts.  I can see why some would come to this conclusion but in my opinion, it’s quite the opposite.  I think longer hems can elongate a petite figure.  The toughest part about maxi skirts is making sure it’s the right length.  Too short can result in an awkward length and too long will drag on the floor.  So how do you figure out what the perfect length is?  The best way is to try on the skirt with shoes you plan on wearing them with.
Personally, I like my maxi skirt or dresses to just graze the floor when wearing flats.  I paired this maxi skirt with my trusty nude sandals that have a 3.5″ heel.  The extra height made the skirt the perfect length for someone my height.  If you’re shorter than I am, this skirt may be too long unless you wear super tall wedges. 🙂
I’m pretty picky when it comes to maxi skirt and this one definitely passed all my requirements!  I love the blush color, pleats and overall fit.  Check, check and check.  The quality is very nice and worth the price tag.  See my previous review with measurements HERE.
Here are some maxi skirts that come in regular and petite sizing that I think have potential:

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If you prefer dresses, here are my top picks:

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Ann Taylor factory (similar HERE) // Skirt (00P) // Purse // Sandals // Earrings // Lipstick // Watch
Thanks so much for reading!  Have a great day!  XO


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  2. I am also 5″ tall. I used to envy tall girls who look so fabulous wearing a maxi skirt which seems like it was perfectly made for them. Every time i go shopping
    I would try some maxi skirts but most of the time they are too long for me..I have also thought before that petite can’t pull off a maxi dress/ skirts. But this looks really nice on you.. Hope to find something right for me for the summer!

  3. You look super tall in a maxi. I don’t understand why people think short people should not wear them. The shorter the dress the shorter they look.

  4. You are Princess Annie here. This maxi skirt is as beautiful as you are. It is in a lovely color and flows as beautifully as a waterfall. The polka dot top looks nice also. Beautiful hairstyle and smile as always. Amazing outfit!

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