The Look I’ve Been Afraid to Try

Y’all know how much I love maxi dresses to the moon and back right? I do believe the last several dresses I’ve purchased have been maxis actually. I may have a bit of a problem. Haha! Maxi skirts, however, are another story. For some reason, I just haven’t been able to bring myself to buy one this year. I adore how they look on other people. So many fabulous bloggers have styled amazing looks around maxi skirts. Why can’t I give them a whirl? In my twenties, I had no problem throwing one on.

I’m blaming my short torso. I guess I’m more conscious of it these days. It’s hard not to become conscious of it when the giant bambino in your tummy has nowhere to go but out because your torso is so short. Just sayin’. Perhaps if I wore a fitted tank but didn’t tuck it in, it would work for me? I love high waisted looks, but I’m just not sure they look good on me. Any thoughts lovelies? I would ¬†love to throw caution to the wind and take the maxi skirt plunge. This Vintage Havana number that I found at Piperlime is really speaking to me. Isn’t the print gorgeous? And my girls the Deal Divas featured some cute ones today too! Check ‘em out!

vintage havana maxi skirt

kristin

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  1. says

    That’s so funny, we just blogged about maxi skirts today, too! On. The. Brain.

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    The BonBon Rose Girls Reply:

    No way? Really? Let me head over there and I’ll link y’all up! :)

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    Stephanie Reply:

    Suhweet, thanks girl!

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  2. says

    I cannot pull this off anymore. I did rock many a long skirt in college and even for a few years after but not in ages. I think I’m just too short. But like you I LOVE my maxi dresses. LOVE!

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  3. says

    I am so with you on this. I am only 5’4″, so I think my lack of vertical heights is what holds me back from those. That, and the fact that I have enormous boobs. So, yeah. TMI? Of course….but I think when your instincts hold you back from a fashion choice…it’s for a reason. But I do love that skirt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. says

    Me too times a thousand. They’re beautiful & i love the one pictured, but it just doesn’t look great on me sadly. I’m 5’6″, which isn’t short, but the maxi skirt cuts me off at the waist and makes my legs look shorter. Sigh. Love me a long maxi dress with sandals though!

    To all you tall leggy ladies rockin’ the maxi skirts, i envy you this summer. Y’all look chic!

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  5. says

    I say rock them maxi dresses – they’re almost the same thing, right? :) I have ridiculously long legs and a so-so upper torso so I miiiight be able to pull these off, just need to find the perfect print (this one is gorgeous)!

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  6. says

    Girl, about the baby having no way to go but out…I’m 5 feet tall. Yeah…I know about short torsos! I’m thinking.. wear a maxi skirt that sits on the hips (no string pull, only elastic) with an untucked tank that hits right below the waist band of the skirt (so it’s sitting slightly below the top of your hips). This will make you look like you have a longer torso. Add some wedges for height. Just my suggestion anyway. I know you’ll make it work, like always!

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  7. says

    I think it just one of those things where you have to take the plunge and do it. As soon as you do you will feel more confident about them.

    As for height- unless you are 5’2″ that shouldn’t be an issue. And a short torso? Only makes your legs look longer (and who doesn’t want that?!).

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  8. says

    I love a good maxi skirt…i’ve been wearing them in the summer for years! I want to see you in one…because toss it on with a white tank and a denim jacket…super cute! xoxo

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  9. says

    I know what you mean…I have a short torso too Kristin…maxi dresses definitely work better but with maxi skirts I kind of just wear them a bit lower so they are comfortable…I agree though…not the best option for us :)

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  10. says

    Wait, wait, wait – bambino taking up room? Did I miss that you are pregnant? If so, shame on me and major congrats!!

    Second, you can totally do the maxi skirt. If you feel like your torso is short (I have the exact same problem and being all legs doesn’t help), wear a long, tight tank over the top of the skirt to elongate. And for preggo ladies, just tuck that waistband under the bump and you add the instant illusion of length! I totally love that print!

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    The BonBon Rose Girls Reply:

    @Teal @ Expecting Chic, Hahaha! I meant back in the day when I WAS preggers. No number two on the way…YET! : )

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  11. says

    I would say go for it. I am barely 5’2 and I like to think they work for me, as long as you pair the skirt with a simple, more on the tight side of a fit top.

    And about my post, I didn’t really want to spread negativity, but I wanted it to be known, that yes, this happens in my country, and probably in many others. And, it was maybe my way of ranting about it..I wish it would stop.

    Again, I say go for the maxi skirt!

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    The BonBon Rose Girls Reply:

    @Sara, I think you are very brave to have written it lady!

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  12. says

    I love maxi skirts! As with everything- make sure it fits right and the print is not overwhelming or makes you look bigger than you are. I have a short torso too and it helps for me to bring the skirt up a little higher, tuck in a shirt and belt it. Makes my figure look long, even though I am already tall. LOL
    Also maxi skirts, like maxi dresses are great for hiding tummy bulge! :)

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  13. says

    Hi Kristin,
    Well, I did a similar post on the Maxi dress……I have a gorgeous one but, haven’t been able to bring myself to wear it. I think it’s because I did it the first time round !!!! I must wear it and stop being so silly. It’s funny but, I don’t seem to have the same problem with the maxi skirt and palazzo trousers and, I wore those the first time round too !! It must all be in our heads and is a psychological problem !!….not really that bad a problem to have though !!
    I think that you must start wearing the maxi skirt ( says she who can’t wear her maxi dress !!) and show us a photo. XXXX

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  14. says

    I must say I LOVE maxi skirts way better than maxi dresses.. why? because It is soo much easier to find a top that fits and move the skirt so that it doesn’t drag on the ground from me being short. Plus breaking up the skirt and shirt hides my pear shape way better!. so yes, Maxi skirts FTW:)

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  15. says

    I also have a short torso…and laughably long legs and arms, so I understand your dilemma. It’s all abuot trial and error and deception. I def think a fitted tank not tucked in is a great place to start, and avoidance of high waisted a-lines is a must. And play around with belts around your hips, to draw the eye down. and sweet wedges to lengthen your legs is always great too :)

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  16. says

    I’m sure you’ll look cute! But yeah, I have that same fear of not looking good in a maxi because I’m so short! But I love the look, and I think I’ll just plunge in and try it out! :)

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  17. says

    I don’t own a ton of them (some of the same reasons you mentioned) but I do love my newly purchased striped maxi by Kanvas…super cute and the comfiest material…Also love that it hits around the ankle or even shorter…so you aren’t tripping over yourself and looking sloppy- that is the worst.
    Happy Shopping…go for it..the VH one above is awesome.
    C

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