Whether you are tall or short, let Scheels show you how to flatter your figure in a maxi silhouette.
Women who are on the petite side should choose pieces that elongate the figure. It is perfectly acceptable to wear the same dress or skirt as your tall counterpart would wear. Knowing how to style your outfit is the key.
Solid fabrics are always a fantastic way to create long lines. For a shorter figure, Beth shows us how a denim jacket helps keep length in your torso, as well as your arms. A chic statement necklace and simple earrings are a great way to bring attention up to your face, without breaking up the continuation of the dress. Peep toe wedges are the perfect addition of height, while staying comfortable.
For someone who is taller, Dani shows us how a cropped denim vest can be worn instead. Pairing this with a bold spring scarf adds interest, and color to your look. Flats with a print are also a great way to add variety to your outfit, without adding height.
Dress by Soybu
Beth’s Look: Denim Jacket by Others Follow | Shoes by Splendid
Dani’s Look: Denim Vest by Others Follow | Shoes by Cushe
For a shorter frame, if you prefer a bold pattern, keep the other pieces of your outfit in the same color range. For example, Beth shows us how a bright pattern, under a darker shade of teal, helps keep the color and lines long. Choosing a complementary color to accent in smaller pieces, such as a scarf and shoes will polish off your look. For Dani, with her taller figure, breaking up the pattern with a brighter color is appropriate. A bright white scarf and pink pointed flats will give this look simple sophistication
Dress by Soybu
Beth’s Look: Cardigan by Aventura | Shoes by Splendid
Dani’s Look: Cardigan by Soybu | Shoes by Blowfish
To dress up your look a bit, here are some easy styling tips. A black maxi skirt is a must have in every woman’s wardrobe. This is a staple, such as black heels, and a great black trouser. You can dress it up or down, wear it to nearly every occasion, and through the seasons. Keeping your outfit black and white is not only classic, but sexy. For a short frame, a simple white top with black detailing keeps length through your torso, and the skirt keeps the length in your legs. A simple pair of strappy heels will do the trick for height. For someone taller, it’s great to use a bold pattern on top. Black and white flat sandals will dress up your outfit, without going overboard. Feel free to tie the bottom of the skirt to show off your sassy new shoes, and create a bit of interest.
Skirt by Billabong
Beth’s Look: Top by MMCouture | Shoes by Isola
Dani’s Look: Top by MMCouture | Shoes by Chinese Laundry
Mixing and Matching
If you want to mix neutrals with color, and patterns, here are some fabulous ideas. Beth shows us that a simple cowl neck tank with a striped skirt is a perfect combination. Choosing these dusty pink wedge sandals, and necklace with sparkle, you will tie your casual, yet chic look together. On a taller figure, pairing patterns works well, as long as the patterns complement each other. A bold striped top with a subdued pattern on bottom adds bright color. A geometric statement necklace and Sperry boat shoes add nautical flare.
Beth’s Look: Skirt by Kavu | Top by Tribal | Shoes by Vince Camuto
Dani’s Look: Skirt by Kavu | Top by Fox | Shoes by Sperry
No matter your style, have fun this spring trying out new ways to style your maxi skirts!
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