A maxi skirt is a skirt that drapes to ankle length. Maxi skirts can be flowy or curve-hugging. A timeless classic that never dates, these skirts have a place in every woman’s wardrobe, even if just for evening. And no matter your height, you can wear this skirt well. Choosing the right fabric, matching it with a pretty top and picking complementary shoes are all key to looking great in a maxi skirt.
Maxi skirts are incredibly versatile, easy to style with anything, and incredibly comfy. There are so many outfits you can create with one. To get you started, here are some more style tips on how to wear a maxi skirt.
4. Decide whether to tuck the top in or let it sit over the skirt. There is no hard and fast rule on this––you’ll need to experiment in the mirror. But here are some tips:
Don’t tuck in where doing so creates an unsightly bulge or somehow disturbs the flow of the skirt.
Thin cashmere or similar style thin width sweaters can look elegant when tucked into the waistband of a maxi skirt.
Layering can allow you to tuck in the t-shirt or shirt while leaving the other layers untucked, such as a cardigan, jacket or coat. Leaving the outer layers unbuttoned can be a good look, as the top of the skirt will be easy to see.
Obviously, if the skirt is tight around the waistband, tucking in may prove uncomfortable. Instead, try layering or a cropped top.
The texture of the top and skirt do not have to match but they must be complementary.
5. One of the easiest ways to make sure it doesn’t feel dowdy is to go with an eye-popping print. (Bonus points if you mix your prints from top to bottom!) Remember, the trick to pulling off this look is to pair one bold larger print, with something smaller and busier.
6. You could also Wear your maxi skirt with a crop top. Wear it higher on your waist so you show very little skin, or wear it lower to bare your stomach. Whatever you’re comfortable with!