How to Wear and What to Wear with Long Skirts

Last but not least, here are some questions taken from the comment box, worth discussing if you have other ideas to share with. Thank you very much =))

Printed Pencil Skirt Outfit Ideas
question by Thelma
Black and White Pencil Skirt Wine and Black Tribal Prints Pencil Skirt Lace Pink Pencil SkirtTops with Black Chiffon Long Skirt
question by rm

Black Long Skirt Formal OccasionTo give much brighter, less gloomy look, opt for a dressy top, and add some sparkles or statement pieces to make the look more glamorous and festive.Β 

Tops to Wear with Maxi SkirtLeft: Missguieded
(above) Yasmin Longline Blouse – $41.38
(bottom) Chella Collared Long Sleeve – $35.98

Middle: Bloomingdales
(above) Vince Blouse – $265
(bottom) Equipment Blouse – $198

Right: Forever 21
(above) Dainty Sequined Blouse – $32.80
(botom) Hyper Hibiscus Top – $15.80

Tops to Wear with Long Skirt1. Samuji Cream Fringed Cropped Top – $300 by Avenue 32
2. Coral Ruffle Bib Top – $38.00 by Dorothy Perkins
3. KOLOR foliage print blouse – $420.05 by Far Fetch
4. LANVIN Draped Crepe Top – Β£575 by Browns
5. Oscar de la Renta Ruffled silk-chiffon top – $276.50 by The Outnet
6. Alice and Olivia cream lace top – Β£290.00 by Harvey Nichols
7. Blush Floral Peplum Top – $28.00 by Dorothy Perkins
8. VIVIENNE WESTWOOD ANGLOMANIA printed blouse – $448.83 by Far Fetch
9. Dolce & Gabbana Pink Silk Floral Blouse –Β  $840.32 by Profile Fashion
10.Marni Twill-trimmed crepe de chine top – $256 by The Outnet

Dressy Tops by NellyDressy, Stylish Tops by NellyDressy Tops by AsosDressy, Stylish Tops by ASOS

Hijab Fashion with Long Skirt
question by Nur Amalina Osman

Hijab Fashion with Long SkirtHijab Fashion with Maxi SkirtLong Skirt for Women with Round Belly
question by Sandy

Long Skirt for Round BellyTops to choose with long skirt if you have round bellyLong Skirt with Belts for Round BellyWearing Belt with Long Skirt for round belly

Maxi Skirt Outfits for Round Belly Long Skirt Outfits for Round BellyBlouse ideas with Long Skirt for round belly

Long Skirt for Women with Thick Waist
question by Leelong

Long Skirt with Belt to Create WaistLong Skirt with Belt to Create WaistHigh Waisted Long SkirtHigh-waisted Long Skirt for Thick WaistLong Skirt for Thick WaistStyle Ideas to Wear Long Skirt for Women with Thick Waist

Different Looks with Long SkirtDifferent Outfits with Same Long Skirt

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49 comments on «How to Wear and What to Wear with Long Skirts»

  1. Gary says:

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  2. Ness says:

    Where can I purchase the maxi dresses/skirt on this website?

    1. dee-nee says:

      I’m sorry but we don’t sell any product here.
      If you have any question about particular item in this website, please send message or write it on the comment, and hopefully we can search the item for you.


  3. Thelma says:

    Hi im not really sure if this is the right place to send this but il give it a go, i have recently bought several pencil skirts and 3 of them have patterns or are covered in print (ie one is white with love in black printed all over it and it is a jersey material, another one is similar to the first but it is wine and black and has a kind of tribal print and finally the 3rd one has a beige background with an almost luminous pink lace design with a full length cold zip at the back) im hoping you can give me some tips on how i could wear them i.e what kind of shoes, tops, accessories could i pair them with!!!! thanks πŸ™‚

    1. dee-nee says:

      Well, basically pencil skirts work with any blouse with sequins, lace, studs, etc. Those are very “in” right now. But I thought it would be odd to wear a tight fitting shirt with a tight fitting skirt like pencil skirt, so for me, it’s better to choose a dressy blouse or top that is slimming but isn’t too tight.

      Black and White Pencil Skirt
      For your black and white skirt, why don’t you go monochromatically and with splash of color. Because the skirt is printed, you may go with solid colored top, or do mix and match prints. Jersey fabrics look great for casual or semi-formal occasions. As for shoes, I like feminine footwear with heels (low or high) to accentuate much leaner and taller silhouette – just like the pencil skirt itself –, but of course, cute flats look great too with pencil skirts.

      Wine and Black Tribal Prints Pencil Skirt
      For your black and wine (although I’m not really sure these all skirts are exactly what you meant) … I think black and wine paired with brown are a good color combination. I’m not type of person who wears outfits that are too matchy-matchy. So I chose three colors combination instead of two, or paired the tribal skirt with flats in leopard print

      Lace Pink Pencil Skirt
      Lastly is your pink lace skirt, because it has a full length gold zip at the back, I paired the skirt with a simple top with metallic details, or added the entire outfit with one spot of gold jewelry. But I personally don’t think the zip will give much attention to the outfit, so you can wear anything you like without metallic or gold details.

      PS: Because I don’t know how to put images in the comment box, I just added images of your questions in the gallery. I’m sorry for that =).
      Please take a look at the gallery of this article to see the outfits I suggested you. There’re two ideas for each of your skirt (hopefully, you’ll like it)

      Thanks much for your comment =)

  4. Lindsey Drake says:

    Wonderful article! Thank you so much!

  5. bukola says:

    I love ur article,kip it up okay

  6. irma uribe says:

    interst on denim maxi skirt fashion look and others,send me prices and catalog, holl sale tankyou

  7. LilyLelani says:

    I wear long/maxi skirts several times a week and love them! I buy from Style J and have never been disappointed. Their sizes run European so a 30 is about a 10 and a 32 is about a 12. I get a 32. They have skirts for winter, office, and denim. Some have a little stretch, others do not, the quality is fantastic. For crinkle skirts with lots of color and style, I buy from the Southwestern Indian Foundation and I am very pleased with their skirts also. I pair my casual winter skirts with flats, sneakers, or comfy Baretrap boots. I use tights in various colors, toe socks or wool boot socks, and no show socks also. I don’t wear heels. In summer, I do wear sandals on occasion. I truly love wearing skirts much more so than jeans, so I have a wardrobe of casual and not quite so casual, but truly most of my skirts could be paired with a blouse to swing both ways.

    1. dee-nee says:

      Thank you very much for the comment Lily πŸ™‚

      It’s nice to have someone sharing fabulous ideas for other visitors

      Have a lovely day

  8. rm says:

    I was wondering , would be okay to wear a black chiffon maxi skirt to a wedding, as a guest?
    And if so, could you please suggest some shirts that might go well with it?

    Thank you!

    1. dee-nee says:

      Hi rm,

      Whether it’s acceptable or not to wear black in a wedding totally depends on the couple (the host). You probably should ask the host if they have certain dress code for the guests. Check article “Wedding Guest Attire: What to Wear to a Wedding” to know more about wedding guest fashion
      But, generally wearing black to a wedding is absolutely acceptable these days, and not to mention wearing black chiffon skirt is also great to attend a wedding.

      Just keep in mind that you should add colors, or prints, or sparkles to give a festive look.
      Opt for a dressy top with colorful prints, or bright shades, or interesting details and neckline to make the look more formal and brighter.

      Check the article above to see outfits I’ve picked for you, as well as some tops I chose from several online stores.
      Depending on your personal taste, you can either pair your chiffon skirt with prints or solid color, you can go bold or subtle.
      Since I don’t really know your personal taste, you probably should check each links to find other pieces that might suit you better

      Thanks much for asking
      Have a lovely day πŸ™‚

  9. Christine Roberts says:

    Love the article!!! Thank you, this is just what I needed.

    1. dee-nee says:

      Thank you so much Christine, I’m very glad you like it

      Have a great day πŸ™‚

  10. Nur Amalina Osman says:

    Hi Dee-Nee

    Good job on your article. Love every detail. However I would like to asked for an advice on how to wear a long skirt per “muslimah style”. My big problem is my weight, just imagine a 5’2 lady weighing 65 kg. There you go. My big problem is how do I look nice or good in a long skirt? any advise. Hope u can help me out. My problem area is my stomach, it’s not that big, but its quite chubby and noticeable.

    1. dee-nee says:

      Hi Nur Amalina Osman,

      Thank you so much for the question πŸ™‚
      By reading your comment, I assume you are considered petite plus size and you also wear hijab.

      For plus size petite – especially with ‘problem’ around stomach area – a very long skirt that drapes to ankle length (or slightly below the ankle) can be one best option to make the figure look taller, while skirts made of lightweight fabrics like lace or chiffon are good as they do not add any bulk in the stomach area.

      Generally, if you want to hide the stomach area, some key shapes to remember are:
      1. Choose empire and A-line long skirts
      2. Soft draping and pleating with vertical seams will glide over your tummy area rather than clinging to it.
      3. Avoid defined waistlines, so either to choose skirt with skinny waistband, you could also opt for skinny belt or belt with same color to the skirt.
      4. Avoid skirt with details around the ‘problem’ area.
      5. Wear layer to cover the area

      On the other hand, I personally think having rounded tummy shouldn’t be your problem as you can accentuate other part of your outfit to distract attention away from the tummy area.
      Especially because you wear hijab – meaning you would choose pieces that are nothing too tight and sheer-through – you could try disguising your tummy by wearing loose top or layer such as blazer, cardigan, or jacket.

      A peplum top – which isn’t too tight and too loose but light enough to wear – is also good to try. Make sure that the peplum is effectively hiding the tummy. The cut of a peplum, its drape, and the type of fabric used to make the peplum are all factors that can make a peplum either a good or bad disguise for a round tummy. Basically you could stay away from any top that is too voluminous as it makes your stomach look big too. Select a top, such as an empire style, that’s somewhat loose at the high hip area.

      Check out these two articles for more styling tips for plus size and petite figure.
      Fashion Tips and Style If You are Plus Size
      Fashion Tips and Style If You are a Petite Woman

      Lastly, take a look at the pictures at this article for fashion ideas of hijab style with long skirt.
      I also picked two outfits of long skirt for hijab fashion. One is with layer and other with loose top

      Hope it helps Nur, and have lovely days πŸ™‚

  11. Vanessa says:

    Great ideas on how to wear maxi skirts – especially what jackets to wear with them and how to style the skirts in winter! Thanks very much!

    1. dee-nee says:

      Your welcome Vanessa
      Thank you very much, I’m really glad you like it

      Have a nice day πŸ™‚

  12. leelongg says:

    Hi.Dee-Nee.Thanks for the article.It is so helpful.Great job.
    However I would like to asked for an advice on how to wear a maxi skirt. My big problem is i am having a huge waist ,which is 30 inches.As an Asian, i am consider to have quite a big size,imagine i am 5’7 weighing 60 kg.So my big problem is how should i wear to make my waist looks slender and can create an illusion that i am quite slim?Besides,what types of maxi skirt should i wear for my body shape?:)

    1. dee-nee says:

      Hi Leelongg

      First of all, maybe I can start my thought by complementing your shape, saying that 30 inches waist is not huge at all, even though you are 5’7 60 kg.
      Just trust me, there are many women out there who have much wider and thicker, showcasing their shape with great confidence and style.
      Please be confident with your shape because your figure is fine and perfect πŸ™‚

      Secondly, if you really wish to look slimmer or slender with a long skirt, in general, there are some tricks to follow:
      – Wearing heels. This obviously will create taller silhouette which consequently you will also look slimmer/leaner. Since this is a long skirt (that will only hide or cover your shoes), just opt for the most comfortable shoes with chunky and steady heels, or you could also opt for wedges. Just keep in mind that comfort comes first when finding the right shoes.

      – Opting for very long skirt (below the ankle) is also a good choice. The longer your skirt the leaner you would look visually

      – To create slimmer waist, you could either wear waist-cinching belt or opt for high-waist long skirt. When wearing belt, find your sweet spot, which is often a little higher than your natural waistline so that your belt hits the smallest part of your torso.

      – Or you could wear the belt a bit loose under your tummy. Skinny or thick belt depends on your personal choices

      – A-line maxi skirts, full skirt, or a flowy long skirt is also good to give you the look of a waist and more of an hourglass look, while skirt with splits is good to balance figures. Trumpet long skirt create slimmer silhouette

      – Prints and patterns of your outfit could also help you to look slimmer – such as vertical and diagonal stripes or patterns that gives more focus in the middle vertically for guiding the eye to the center of your body

      – As for tops, you could choose top that emphasize waistline such as wrap tops or tee that wider around the midriff

      – Or draw attention away from your midriff by wearing a blouse that has details, prints, or colors around your upper body. Tops with V-neckline, scoop, cowl, open shirt collars and boat necks are good to get a focus on your upper body which also good to create longer and leaner silhouette (especially V-neckline)

      – Lastly, accessories and layers could also help to create more flattering, slimmer look.

      I put some pictures at the article for ladies with thick waist to wear a long skirt. Hopefully you will get the idea

      Have a great day Leelong, thanks much for your question πŸ™‚

  13. Yiga says:

    Wow!!! lovely article. This means more maxi skirts in my wardrobe

  14. cheree says:

    thank you for advice I want to now how can wear maxi dress

    1. dee-nee says:

      Hi Cheree

      I don’t have article of fashion tips for maxi dress (yet)
      But you could probably check the article “Style Ideas: Spending Summer Days With A Casual Maxi Dress”
      Only for some style ideas of the outfit and some very basic fashion tips

      Thanks much for the comment,
      and have a lovely day Cheree πŸ™‚

  15. Abhi says:

    Hi dee nee,
    Great article..I have an A line maroon straight long skirt..m petite with a ht of 5 ft 1 inch..n waist 26..cud u plz help me with what kind of top will b apt for a casual lunch..i dun want to wear a collar shirt or crop top…

    1. dee-nee says:

      Hi Abhi,

      Because this post is too long and confusing to read (between comments and pictures)
      I move your comments to “How to Wear and What to Wear with Long Skirts (Q &A)”

      Please check the article for my reply

      Thank you so much, and have a great day πŸ™‚

  16. Deepti says:

    Long skirts are not only in but also a very elegance piece of outfits.long skirts are very beautiful and sexy.

  17. Unkown says:

    Hi, I love your article ! β™₯β™₯
    Can I wear anything with long skirts ? I mean can I wear the same clothes that I wear with pants ?

    1. Unkown says:

      I wish if you can explain for me the deference, please ..

  18. Terra says:

    Hello, thank you for this website. I have a few questions. I’m a skinny girl in high school, and I recently bought a white chiffon plain skirt. I don’t know what to wear for the top (Or what color). My tops consists of long sleeve form fitting plain shirts (reds, blues, blacks, light green lace trim), I have some short sleeves in the blue and black color range. I tend to wear plain and non-patterned clothes.

    1. dee-nee says:

      Hi Terra

      You can check my reply at “How to Wear and What to Wear with Long Skirts (Q&A)”
      I hope the answer helps πŸ™‚

      thanks much for the comment
      and have lovely day πŸ™‚

  19. Nadya says:

    Hellou, i am very intrested of those wedge boots that model wears, please tell me where i can buy it! πŸ™‚

    1. dee-nee says:

      I’m not sure which wedge boots or which model you’re referring to,
      but I’ve answered your questions here

      Hopefully you are asking the same boots

      Thanks for your comment Nadya πŸ™‚

  20. suzy says:

    I interested on some of those long skirts.

    1. dee-nee says:

      You can write on the comment box which long skirts you’re interested in
      Hopefully I can help you by giving the original link of the picture, or links of similar skirt

      Thanks much Suzy πŸ™‚
      Have a lovely day

  21. Joel says:

    hey.. I love this post of yours.
    I have a doubt. Recently, I bought a full length bright orange colored skirt with a zari work at the end.
    none of my tops look promising with the skirt. What do I pair the skirt with?

    and since its too bold an orange, I want a lighter shaded top.
    thanks in advance πŸ™‚

    1. dee-nee says:

      Hi Joel

      You can check my reply at β€œHow to Wear and What to Wear with Long Skirts (Q&A)”
      I hope the answer helps πŸ™‚

      thanks much for the comment
      and have lovely day πŸ™‚

  22. Ash says:

    Hey I have black maxi skirt n I purchased royal red top on it .
    Does is it a good combination ? Top is nor too short n nor too big..
    Give me u r suggestion

    1. dee-nee says:

      Yes Ash, the combination of black and red (royal red) is fiercely chic especially for winter
      You can also add a touch of femininity with printed scarf or glossy footwear πŸ™‚

  23. Antome says:

    Not an absolute rule, but it seems to me that generally long skirts or maxi dresses work better with flatter shoes or lower heels, it depends of course. While higher ones might go shorter skirts or dresses, still not excessively high or thin heels of course and above mid thigh the opposite applies again :).

    1. dee-nee says:

      I couldn’t agree more with you, Antome πŸ™‚
      I also love wearing maxi skirt with low heels, flats, or even sneakers, especially for casual looks

      But for special occasions like parties or other fancy events, opting for heels can really be a great solution to create a more elegant look, although I also see many women wear their maxi with stylish, embellished flats or sandals for parties

      Thank you so much for sharing Antome πŸ™‚
      Have a lovely beautiful day

  24. Zara says:

    can a sneakers be paired with a corporate knee length dress or skirt? have plans to buy sneakers but need to know how to pair it to work. i work as an engineer.


  25. Martha says:

    please tell me what to wear with my maxi skirt

  26. komal says:

    Hi, I have white plane long skirt soooo what clour is look best for a top

    1. karthiga S says:

      I always prefer Red mixed pink colour with white. It will give very bright shade.

  27. Mallika says:

    Hey i recently bought a black voluminous pleated maxi skirt with small off white tribal prints. I wanted to wear a crop top with it but im not really sure what color will go with it. Any suggestions? (PS I tried my white top but the color seems too white-ish since the prints in the skirt are more creamy in color)

  28. jms says:

    I have 2 skirts that are short (knee length) in the front and gradually going to long in the back – what shoes would I wear with these – =summer was sandals but not that it’s cooler – what style?

  29. mongku badung says:

    hi i hve a cotton printed mixed color of black maroon n orange long umbrella skirt..wht types of tops n color shouls i pair with it

  30. Jess says:

    Some ladies think that long skirts can be worn with any footwear, but I think it’s very important to know what shoes can fit your skirt. Love these inspirations images, especially those pencil style midi skirts that are great for work!
    xo, Jess |

  31. Shahista B says:

    Hi I have long skirt so should I wear heel or flat sleeper please help

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