A Short Girls Guide to Midi Dresses & Skirts



Dress: Nordstrom (Sold Out) Similar here and here | Earrings: LOFT | Shoes: J.Crew Factory (on sale!) | Clutch: Banana Republic (sold out) similar here and here

For those who don’t know me, I’m 5″ 3′ so the midi dress/skirt trend has always been a struggle for me. It took me a really long time to feel comfortable styling a dress or skirt that hit my mid calves or ankle area. I’ve always felt like I have big calves/ankles and I thought this style just would just accentuate them. However, as of late, midi skirts/dresses have become my go to especially for the office. I thought I’d share a few of my tips for shorties like me who want to wear this style.

  1. Wear a barley there heel: Really any heel will automatically help to elongate your legs and make you look taller , but I’ve found that it’s best to wear a very simple “barley there” strappy heel. This will give you the extra height you need without drawing attention to your ankles. I also suggest picking something neutral that blends in like these J.Crew Factory heels. Something too bulky will just chop up your legs making them look even shorter.
  2. Stick with a light weight fabric: It’s easy for us shorties to look like were drowning in fabric so you’ll want to go with something light weight that has some movement to it.
  3. Cinch in your waist: Stick to high waisted a-line skirts and midi dresses that cinch in your waist – like the style I’m wearing in this post. Cinching in your waist will help to elongate your legs. If you find a midi dress you love that doesn’t do that for you, you can still get the same effect by belting it.
  4. Long layers: This is something to keep in mind especially going into the fall and winter months. When throwing a sweater over this style dress, try to stick to something longer. This rule is kind of similar to the shoe rule in the sense that you don’t want to add another layer that cuts you off at your hips. That will just make you look shorter. If you don’t have a long enough sweater, but you need an extra layer, throw a light weight button down shirt (like a chambray) over the dress and tie it up to chinch in your waist.
  5. Get a great tailor: This tip goes for every short gal even if you’re not into the midi dress trend. About 9 times out of 10 the pieces I buy are always just a little too long in the arms or legs. One of the biggest style mistakes anyone can make is wearing something that isn’t well tailored. For the Midi trend – everyone has their own sweet spot as to wear the dress should hit. For me its just above the ankles or right below the knee!

Hope these tips help all the shorties out there! As I mentioned in this post – I love the midi dress trend for the office so I highly suggest giving it a shot!



View more


A few days of fun in the sun! ☀️ Now we’re off to meet our sweet niece before heading home to the holiday madness. 💕
Working on holiday gift guides and an exciting blog update! I can’t wait to share everything I’ve been working on with you guys soon! 🤗 
Also, I finally got my hands on this cozy sweater set and am obsessed! So perfect for the winter temps heading our way this week!
Sweater dresses and sneakers on repeat until further notice. Definitely the comfiest bump combo for fall. #bumpstyle #maternityfashion
My daily make up routine! You can find everything I use at Sephora and it’s all currently 15% off for VIB members and 20% off for Rogue members! Everything is linked in @shop.ltk
Oversized sweaters and my fave leggings will be my go to as baby girl grows this winter. Just found this incredibly soft and cozy sweater and lots of others @aerie that are all currently on sale!
The fall cocktail hour edit 🍸
Bumpin’ with my girl ❤️ Can’t believe I’m already 25 weeks! We’re so excited to meet this little peanut. 
Shop my striped sweater and lots of other similar styles in @shop.ltk
Last nights date night look ft. fall hair and the comfiest bump friendly dress.
Oldies but goodies. My pullover and flats are favorites from last year and they’re back in my rotation and back in stock again this Fall. 🍂🍁
Starting the week with a full ❤️ after a fun filled fall weekend with my boys. 🥰
TGIF!! 😅 The daily struggle of thinking “Today’s the day I’ll sit down and relax during nap time.“ 🙃 Consider this your reminder to take a minute for yourself this weekend! ❤️
Outfit linked in the @shop.ltk app
One of my favorite sweaters is part of the @amazon prime day early access sale! It’s super cozy, great quality and comes in a bunch of other cute colors that I’ve already added to my cart! 🛒🛍️ Happy shopping! 
Sharing more of my picks in the @shop.ltk app!
Calling all color lovers! 🌈 This fun, scalloped collar dress is part of the @target fall designer collection with @kikavargas_ and under $45! 🤗 @targetstyle
Three ways to wear this bump friendly sweater dress this fall - weekend, work & date night. Which way would you wear it most?
A visit to the pumpkin patch and our porch is looking a lot more colorful & a little spookier 🍁🎃 Happy October!
Layering season is here 🤗 Today’s outfit for our first chilly fall day!
Drink if you dare 🍸☠️ My bar cart is ready for spooky season!