(Closed) I don't know how to wear skirts, need help

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Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I basically only ever tuck my shirts into my skirts.  I also have a large bust (30H).  I feel like it’s a flattering look!  

Basically take any colored or patterned shirt and tuck it in, and you’re good! 

I do like to wear heels or wedges though with skirts.  I don’t feel as confident in them with flats.  But other people can pull it off, so that’s probably just me.  

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I wear maxi skirts from Target a TON in the spring and summer.  I actually never tuck shirts in because it accentuates a belly that I hate, and it looks just fine.  I’m a lot taller than you but I think maxi skirts could look good on you too!  Plus they legitimately feel like you are wearing pajamas but look fancy.  So great!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Do you have a chambray shirt? You could maybe wear that tucked out but maybe tied at the waist? Or, have a shirt tucked in but maybe wear a denim jacket as well with the sleeves rolled up a bit?

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

I have the same problem and yeah, it doesn’t work. You need a defined waist when you’re short waisted and big-breasted, or you look dumpy. but a tucked in shirt is usually a disaster. 

I have found that a tucked in non-button down that lays flat can work. A silk or satin form-fitting (non-billowy) shirt, a cami with an unbuttoned cardi over, or a leotard type, anything that stays unbunched, works. A belt is helpful too.

 

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

What about something like this? With the top just a bit longer, to cover the skirt’s waistband.

From Asos:

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I love fit and flare skirts with a tee tucked in. 

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

It just depends on the style you’re going for. Sometimes I tuck in my shirt, some times I don’t. It doesn’t really matter! Normally I buy fun patterned and colorful skirts, and then I’ll tuck in a black tshirts or tank top into it with a statement necklace. Maybe for the graduation you could do that with a light jacket or cardigan.

The only time I don’t tuck in the shirt is if it’s a sweater. But it just depends on the outfit. Try it both ways and ask your SO which way he thinks looks best. You can always tuck it in or untuck later. 

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

kaitie:  yeah, I know your pain! The leotard/ego halter bodysuit with a wide belt is cute with a skater skirt, too. 

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee

Cardigans all the way! I always wear silky shirts (like Worthington at JC Penny) and a short-sleeved cardigan. It balances me out a little.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

This list has a couple of non-tucked in options- I really like #4 or #14!

20 Style Tips On How To Wear Skater Skirts

But definitely try a cardigan over a tucked in shirt…and often different shapes of skirts make a big difference too!

Post # 13
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Newbee

I think styles like this still look nice on us short busty girls! Not tucked in so you’re getting the full length, but you’re giving yourself some sort of shape with the belt. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

I wear skirts almost every day at work. I have a bunch of flaired (sp?) skirts, mostly in neutral colors like black and tan, and I just tuck a solid or patterned blouse into it. Match with a pair of comfy heels (I have a black pair that are my go-to for work because they’re high enough that they make my legs look good and low enough that I’m not stumbling around in them) and you’re ready to go.

If you post a picture of your skirt OP, we may be able to help you.

I’m also about 5′ tall, and I love Ann Taylor Loft. You may be able to find some great skirts there that fit what you’re looking for, and their blouses are great.

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