If you’re like most women, you have at least one skirt in your wardrobe that is a little too short.
You may have even bought it on purpose, thinking that it would be a fun and flirty addition to your outfit.
But then, when you actually wear it out, you realize that the skirt is just a little too short – and now you don’t know what to do.
Don’t worry; we’re here to help! In this blog post, we will discuss some tips for dealing with a skirt that’s too short.
Table Of Contents
- Tips to Deal With a Skirt That Is Too Short
- How Can I Alter My Short Skirt to Make it Longer?
A skirt that’s too short and reveals too much leg can be a fashion faux pas. To avoid this, try one of the following:
First, try wearing the skirt with a pair of leggings.
This will help to make the outfit look more put-together, and it will also help to keep you from feeling too exposed.
If you don’t have any leggings that match the skirt, consider wearing a pair of tights instead. This will not only add a layer of modesty but will also keep you warm on cooler days.
Tights come in all sorts of colors and styles, so you’re sure to find a pair that works well with your outfit.
Another way to deal with a too-short skirt is to wear a longer top.
This will help to balance out the proportions of your outfit and will also prevent the skirt from riding up too high.
Look for tops that are long enough to cover your bottom when you’re standing up straight. If you can find a top that’s a little bit longer in the back, that’s even better.
This will help to keep your modesty intact even if you have to bend over or sit down.
Wearing a belt can also help to keep everything in place.
If you really want to wear the skirt but don’t want to feel too exposed, consider pairing it with a pair of fishnet tights.
This will add some coverage without taking away from the overall look of the outfit. Fishnet tights are also very trendy right now, so you’ll be right on-trend. You can find them in a variety of colors, so you’re sure to find a pair that works for you.
Another option is to wear the skirt with a pair of knee-high socks. This is a great option for colder days, and it will also add a bit of coverage.
One benefit of this option is that you can find knee-high socks in all sorts of fun colors and patterns. This can help to add a bit of personality to your outfit.
If you want to wear a shorter skirt but don’t feel comfortable showing too much leg, you can always layer it over a longer skirt to create a unique look.
This will give the illusion of a step flare skirt that is much in trend right now!
Wearing your shorter skirt over a longer skirt is also a great way to add some extra length to your outfit without making it too bulky or hot.
Simply choose a longer skirt that is the same color or a similar color to the shorter skirt.
If you’re feeling bold, you can also experiment with doing this with contrasting colors such as black and white. The lighter and fluffier the skirt, the better will you be able to pull this look off!
If you don’t have time to sew or add anything to your skirt, you can always try tying a shirt or jacket around your waist. This is a quick and easy way to cover up your bum and add some extra length to your outfit.
Simply choose a shirt or jacket that is a neutral color, such as blue, black, or white. Then, tie it around your waist so that it covers up the area where your skirt is too short.
If you want, you can also experiment with different tying techniques to create a more interesting look.
Checkered shirts also make great candidates for this look. Simply roll up the sleeves and tie the shirt in a knot around your waist to give yourself a quick and easy skater skirt!
DIY is the process of creating or altering something without the aid of professional help. There are a lot of ways you can DIY your short skirts to make them longer, and here are some of the most popular methods:
If you’re skilled with a needle and thread, you may be able to let out the hem on your skirt to make it longer. Letting out a hem is a relatively simple process that anyone can do at home with the right tools.
The process simply requires you to unpick the stitches of the hem to release more fabric that was sewn up as part of the hemline.
Releasing your hem is a popular way to make short clothes longer. This does mean you are jeopardizing the finishings of your skirt, though, so if you do not know how to sew well, it is best to avoid this method.
Another con of letting out your hem is that it may result in an uneven look, particularly if the fabric of your skirt is patterned. If the fabric is a darker color, then this shouldn’t be as much of an issue.
Letting out a hem can also be tricky if your skirt has a lining, as you will need to let out the hem of both layers simultaneously without them getting tangled.
If you’re not confident in your sewing skills, or you don’t have the time to let out the hem yourself, you can always take it to a tailor or seamstress.
They’ll be able to do it for you relatively quickly and easily, and they may even be able to add some extra fabric to the bottom of the skirt if necessary.
If you want to add fabric to the bottom of your skirt to make it longer, there are a few different ways you can do this.
One way is to simply sew on a strip of fabric around the hemline. This is a quick and easy fix that anyone can do at home, even if you’re not particularly skilled with a needle and thread.
If you want to add a bit more flair to your skirt, you could try appliqueing or embroidering a strip of fabric onto the bottom. This is a bit more time-consuming than simply sewing on a strip of fabric, but it will give your skirt a unique look.
Another way to add fabric to the bottom of your skirt is to attach a ruffle, lace trim, or another embellishment. This is a quick and easy way to add length to your skirt, and it will also make it look more stylish.
Things you’ll need:
- a short skirt
- fabric (amount will depend on how much you need to add)
- sewing supplies
- ruler or measuring tape
Steps to add fabric to skirt:
- First, you’ll need to measure how much longer you want your skirt to be. Then, choose a contrasting or complementing fabric and cut it into strips that are twice as long as you want the finished product to be. For example, if you want your skirt to be four inches longer, cut the fabric strips to eight inches in length.
- Next, fold each strip in half and press with an iron.
- Then, sew the raw edges together with a sewing machine or by hand, leaving a small opening at the top.
- After that, turn the strip right side out and press with the iron again.
- Finally, hand stitches or use a sewing machine to attach the fabric strip to the bottom of your skirt. Make sure to sew it on securely, so it doesn’t come off in the wash.
You can also add a ruffle or flounce to the bottom of your skirt if you want to give it some extra length. Adding a ruffle is a little more complicated than simply sewing fabric on, but it does give a funky look to your skirt.
The steps for adding a ruffle are pretty much the same as adding normal fabric. To create the ruffle effect, all you have to do is gather the fabric at intervals and sew it in place.
You can also add a flounce instead of a ruffle. The only difference is that instead of gathering the fabric, you simply pleat it before sewing it onto the skirt.
Both ruffles and flounces are great ways to add extra length to a short skirt.
Altering a skirt yourself is a great way to save money, but it’s also worth considering whether it’s worth the effort. If you only need to make a big adjustment to the length, it might be easier (and cheaper) just to buy a new skirt that fits better.
However, if you love the skirt and it just needs a small adjustment, altering it is probably the way to go.
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