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Are you looking for more leg coverage? Or do you want to look more ‘prim and proper’? Well, it’s time to keep your short skirts in the closet – at least for the meantime. Instead, you should wear your long skirts to a day (or night) out of town.  

This versatile garment is perfect for all occasions – whether it’s a casual get-together or a dressy romp. Achieve various looks by following these easy style tips on how to rock your long skirts.


How to Style a Full-Length Skirt

With a long skirt, the fashion possibilities are endless. Take hold of a variety of looks with these tips on how to style a full-length skirt. 

Button-Down Belle

A button-down top is one of the best investments any girl could have. It can be worn with virtually almost anything – full-length skirts included.

Just look at these beautiful belles, who are rocking their pleated skirts with their white button-down tops. They both accessorized with belts – thick and thin – essentially showing that any of these designs work with long skirts. 

With their matching black pumps, this get-up is perfect for meetings that require some power dressing. 

Women’s Basic High Heels 12CM Stilettos Pointed Toe Slip On Heeled Pumps

Black is Beautiful

Black is not boring, as Olivia Palermo’s outfit will tell you. And like her, you can create this sophisticated look with basic pieces from your closet.

One – you need to bring out your structured black blazer. You then need to cinch it with a black belt – whether you go for a thin or thick style, it’s up to you. 

Lastly, wear your long skirt. It could be a straight-cut style like Olivia’s. If you want more drama, go for a dressy pleated design. 

Don’t forget to complete your look with a pair of black shades, a shiny clutch, and sexy strappy sandals! 

Women’s Karrie High Stiletto Pump Heeled Sandals

Crop to it

The temperatures are getting hotter now that summer is right around the corner. As such, it’s time to expose more skin.

A good way to do so is to wear your crop top. Despite its lack of stomach coverage, this itty-bitty garment is sure to complement your long skirt. The sexy top helps balance your conservative bottom for a look that fits formal events. 

Like the model, you can take your crop top to dressy events by pairing it with a formal skirt, shiny heels, and some glitzy accessories. 

Women’s PU Leather V Neck Spaghetti Strap Cami Crop Top

Bohemian Babe

Getting ready to attend a music festival? You should try channelling the Bohemian look, which you could easily create with a long or maxi skirt

As seen on the model, your focal piece should be your printed/patterned skirt. Wear it with a comfy tee (tuck it in if it’s oversized) and cinch your waist with a belt. Wear a floppy hat and oversized sunglasses and you’re all set for Coachella or Burning Man! 

Women’s Bohemian Floral Printed Elastic Waist A Line Maxi Skirt with Pockets

Sporty and Stylish

If you love the athleisure look, you’ll be glad to know that you can easily channel this with your long skirt. And by pairing with a colorful skirt, you can create a high-fashion get-up that’s worthy of Pinterest reposts. 

As for the shoes, the choice is up to you. You can take the path of comfort by wearing a pair of sneakers. But if you’re looking to add some height (especially if you’re petite), then make sure to go for pumps or high-heeled sandals

Women’s Fold Over Maxi Skirt (ONE Size)

Terrific in Tulle

Unless you’re going to a formal event, you’ll have a hard time wearing your tulle skirt – NOT! 

As seen on this model, you can take this ballet bottom and wear it to a casual day out with family or friends.

It’s only a matter of pairing the skirt with more casual elements. Like the model, you can go for a colorful sweater. For warmer seasons, a plain or printed tee would do. 

You can complete the look sneakers for an athletic vibe – or flat sandals for a more laidback look. 

adidas Women’s Grand Court Sneaker

All-Out Glam

Long skirts are not just casual attires. You can use them to create chic, high-fashion looks as well. 

One way to do so is to pair a long, ornate skirt with an equally dramatic top. Just refer to this model, who looks impeccable in her intricate top and printed skirt. She also threw in some layered jewelry, adding some glitz to her look. 

Looking to create an edgier attire? You can do what the model did and wear a BDSM-ish belt! 

SheIn Women’s Elegant Cap Sleeve Keyhole Contrast Lace Blouses Top

Jewel Jane

Styling your long skirt need not necessarily be complicated. As this model shows, it’s all about meshing two jewel tones together.

While her top and skirt both have ‘simple’ designs, their colors helped seal the fashion deal. They’re striking and stunning, and bright enough to stop traffic. They don’t need much accessorizing too, although you can throw in a statement necklace in this mix. Then again, you could imitate the model and just carry a simple (yet stylish) clutch. 

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Winter Wonder

A long skirt is a great alternative to the usual pants – especially in the time of cold weather. So if you’re feeling a little bit nippy, know that you can keep warm and stylish with the right layers.

A great style to emulate is that of this model, who achieved a high-fashion look with her uncanny layers. She’s wearing a fleece-lined, leather jacket on top of a turtleneck sweater. She’s also wearing sneakers – although it’s not that obvious because of her skirt. With her fanny pack worn like a crossbody bag, she has created a stylish street look that people can easily covet. 

New Balance Women’s 515 V1 Classic Sneaker

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What Shoes Look Best With Long Skirts?

Although long skirts cover much of your shoes, it doesn’t mean that you just go with any kind of footwear! Head to toe fashion matters, so make sure to wear any of these shoes with your long skirts: 

Pretty Pumps

Since a long skirt is very feminine, it’s sure to look great with a girly pair: your favorite pumps. 

Nude pumps are classic options as they blend harmoniously with any type of get-up. The same goes with black heels, which are perfect for casual or work-related outfits.

However, if you’re looking to make a statement, then opt for an eye-catching shade. A stark white pair, such as that of the model’s, is a perfect example. 

Women’s Heels Pump Shoes

Sexy Sandals

Another way to look sexy in your long skirt is to wear it with your sexy sandals.

As seen on the model, her nude sandals made her legs look longer – which is something you want if you’re petite.

For tall ladies, sexy sandals prove to be a great way to flaunt your height. That way, your friends can easily see if you get lost in a thick crowd. 

Tip: Don’t be afraid of color! Make your outfit summer-ready by donning a vibrant pair of sandals!

Women’s Fashion Stilettos Open Toe Pump Heel Sandals

Fantastic Flats

Parading around town in pumps or heels can be terribly uncomfortable. So if you want to sashay around town without calluses and bunions, then you should go for your favorite flat shoes. 

Like the model, you can go for a simple style since it works great with any type of long skirt outfit.

But if you want to stand out, then opt for statement flats. Go for flats in a bright color – or one with rad embellishments. Whatever you choose, your unique flats will surely add some flair to a simple outfit. 

Women’s Slip On Ballet Flat

Excellent Espadrilles

Sandals are indeed ‘in’ this summer. So if you want to create a beachy look, then you should go for espadrilles.

This ‘earthy’ shoe is available in many designs, from closed shoes to bare sandals. But for this summer, a platform-heeled sandal – such as this one – is perfect for keeping the hem of your skirt away from the ground. They also add some height boost, which is great if you’re on the petite side of things. 

Women’s Platform Sandals Wedge Ankle Strap Open Toe Sandals

Beautiful Boots

If you’re looking for more coverage (and warmth), then you should wear your long skirt with a pair of beautiful boots. Not the usual ones – but a pair that commands attention.

Such a philosophy is championed by this model. Although she is wearing a simple yet chic all-white attire, she made a statement with her signature mid-calf boots. While she’s all about sophistication at the top, her boots helped break the color monotony of her garb. 

Women Faux Suede Chunky Heel Stretch Over The Knee Thigh High Boots


Skirts and sneakers have always made for a good pairing. So even if you’re thinking of going for a long skirt, you can still pair it with your favorite sneakers.

Just look at Katie Holmes, who looks fashionably casual in her long skirt outfit. She keeps it simple (and ergo, comfortable) with her tank top, printed skirt, and Adidas rubber shoes. Her bag is just as simple, given its black and white color block style. 

Tip: You can make this summer outfit autumn/winter-friendly by topping your tank with a leather or fleece jacket. 

Long skirt outfits are beautiful and comfy, no matter what the season may be. And as long as you follow the style tips above, you can create terrific looks you can take from day to night. 

adidas Originals Women’s Superstar 

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