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How To Shop For Midi & Maxi Skirts/Dresses As A Petite Girl

I may be a tad biased, but I feel like conventional fashion wisdom leaves petite girls like myself with very few sartorial options for summer comfiness. To make clothes look proportional instead of swimming in too-long dresses, short ladies are advised to show hella leg and whip out the wedges and heels, which is all well and good, but sometimes I just want a little functionality on a hot day. Lounging in the park, wandering around a new city on vacation, or attending a family barbecue is not much fun when you’re paranoid about flashing everyone in your short skirt or tripping in your heels and being catapulted through the air. As much as I believe in dressing to highlight your shape, I also think rules are dumb and hate being told that I “can’t” wear long skirts I could actually move in because of my height. Guys, we can all wear whatever we want! I’ll never look like Gisele in a maxi dress, but sometimes it’s worth it to get to spend a day without worrying about my skirt riding up. Fellow shorties, here are some tips for picking out maxi skirts and those ever-mystifying midi skirts as a petite woman. Keep reading »

Girl Problems: 15 Downsides Of Skirt Season

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The weather is finally warming up, and skirt season has officially commenced! Personally, I’m not a big fan of pants, so this is always an exciting time of year for me. But along with the fashion and temperature benefits of skirt season comes a whirlwind of frustration, discomfort and girl problems. As I learned yesterday when Inappropriate Subway Man was disgustingly grazing my upper leg, there are quite a few unspoken downsides to letting your legs out for air. Here are 16 I think we can all agree on… Keep reading »

Must Haves: 10 High-Slit Maxi Skirts For Showing A Lot Of Leg

This spring, fashion is all about the daring cuts. If you’d rather flash a little leg than a little midriff, consider the high slit trend. Maxi skirts and dresses with high slits are coming in an array of fabrics and patterns, for occasions both casual and formal. To avoid pulling a Paris Hilton and flashing your mons pubis, go for slits that are off to the side and not so high that they’re cuttin’ it close. Here are 10 high-slit maxi skirts that will flash a lot of leg…

Love It Or Leave It: Drew Barrymore’s Maxi Skirt Moment

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Hippie mama Drew Barrymore appeared on “Good Morning America” in this flowy bohemian outfit to promote her new makeup line, “Flower” (which Jessica is already obsessed with–stay tuned for a Beauty Test Drive!). I really like the pleated skirt paired with ankle boots, but that top is way too shapeless for my taste. What do you think?

Drew's Maxi Skirt: Love It Or Leave It?

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Celeb Street Style Spotlight: Maxi Skirts

Last week, we took a look at 15 celebs beating the heat in itty-bitty cutoff shorts. This week let’s check out the opposite end of the summer style spectrum: long, flowy maxi skirts. This super comfortable garment has become a warm weather staple, and everyone from Ashley Olsen to Beyonce is getting in on the action. Click on the gallery above to check out how 11 stars styled their maxi skirts!

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