Midi Skirts for Petites

Midi Skirts for Petites

 

The Midi skirt is everywhere at the moment and it’s in a variety of shapes and forms; tubes, a- lines, low hems, peplums, full volumes, in knits, tulles, woven, neoprene and leathers. The styles and styling options are endless, between the contemporary, romantic, vintage, high-low and everyday looks.

Midi skirts are one of the many styling options shorter women are constantly told to avoid. But honestly, rules are made to be broken, especially a rule as dated as this one. A full skirt like the one I’m wearing in this picture would traditionally overwhelm a diminutive figure like mine. Instead, I worked with the silhouette to my advantage and delivered a polished ‘effortless’ look.

On that note here are my favourite midis, from tea-length skirts to sexy slit silhouettes, that work for petite frames. (click on the links)

– Go for an A-Line – This should definitely be a go to for all Petites! The mesh-like fabric is longer than the lining which gives the illusion of longer legs. Remember to choose a higher waist to create even longer legs!!!!  At £25.00 you can’t go wrong.

– Wrap it up – It’s always best to have fabric cling on to you and wrap midi skirt naturally shapes your figure in all the right places without letting anything drag. I love the colour on this one gorgeous!!

– Sexy slit – If you got it, flaunt it but not too much there’s a thin line between classy and trashy when it comes to slits. Lol. Elongate your legs with high and low slits. Remember to keep it CLASSY!! x

– The Classic Pencil Skirt – Always a flattering option that shows off your curves. Invest in a black staple piece, but switch things up with pastel hues, leather or sheer fabrics. Zara has a couple of leather Pencil Skirts this season check it out. If you’re going to do leather pencil skirt remember to break it up a little. Do not wear a leather skirt, with leather knee high boots and leather jacket, unless if you’re going for the Matrix look! Eeeeeeeek!

 

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Skirt - Zara | Blouse - Next | Bangles - H&M |

An old season Chloe shoes

A Simple White Dress

A Simple White Dress

 

The end of summer is fast approaching I have never felt the urgency in typing a post as I have with this one. Now before you start bringing out the cardies, and scarves wait just a minute as I think there might be a little more sun left for the next 2 weeks. There are a few things I appreciate in a summer wardrobe, here are the following I will miss:

– The Perfect denim cut – off shorts. Preferably a boyfriend style denim short.

– Sandals that you can walk everywhere in/go with everything. I love this Zara pair, very minimal and simple goes with everything.

– A basket bag. – I have a very basic one I was given as a present from Ghana, however, I have my eyes on a fabulous basket bag by a Ghana-based label called AAKS which is sold at Urban Outfitters.

– A white peasant cotton top

– Simple white dress the namesake of this blog post and what my eyes, style and yes even heart are drawn to each summer. Each summer I begin an annual search for the little white dress. In previous years this search has come up strangely fruitless, yet this year there appears to be an abundance of affordable, cute little white dress styles available. This particular wrap around version served me well in Rome. It’s from my bridal line however it isn’t a wedding dress.  I wore it in the day sightseeing with my Zara sandals and in the evening to dinner with some heels. The beauty of a simple white dress is that it is an outfit in itself. White looks clean and crisp against the skin and because it is cotton mixed with Lycra it cools you down in the heat.

I’ve rounded up some of my favourite simple white dresses on the high street below, however, if you’re looking for something more like what I’m wearing in these photos then look no further and contact Rita Colson London

 

Dress - Rita Colson London

Shoes - Zara

 

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Oh Boy!

Oh Boy!

I’m a big fan of men’s clothing, and I often incorporate menswear pieces into my outfits. For example items like hats, jumpers, and t-shirts, I always opt for the men’s for the simplicity in shape and cut. It is often less ‘fiddly’ and more streamlined.
However, I have never purposely put an outfit together with the aim of reflecting a ‘man’s look’.

Last month I collaborated with an amazing photographer by the name of Malachi Ajose, I presented the idea of menswear on a woman to him and in true collaboration spirit, he suggested the location and the different shots.
Now, this is not an idea that has never been done, in fact, I did a similar photo shoot last year with Menswear lifestyle blogger Cuts For Him which will be coming out later in the year.
However, this is the first time I have ever styled myself in this way. Bearing in my mind I am a petite frame of 5.1 so I was very cautious in making sure I didn’t look like a 13-year-old boy dressing up in a suit for the first time, (lol) so that was my challenge.

How do I incorporate a suit jacket and tie and still retain an ‘air’ of femininity?

Here’s how I achieved the look, by keeping everything streamlined and boxy I was able to add a feminine touch by wearing a fur hat. This created lovely textures, mixing tweed with cotton, fur, and leather. To finish the whole look I decided to add my favourite pair of skinny jeans instead of smart trousers to give it a less formal feel.

The Struggle

The real struggle came when tying the tie. The last time I wore a tie was in high school and as many teenagers will tell you it’s uncool to wear a tie the correct way, no one ever wears a tie the right way. Lol
Let’s just say I channeled a little of that high school rebellion in this shoot as the tie looks ‘dodgy’ and the shirt a little big… but ‘what the heck’ I had soO much fun playing dress up..lol
I was very happy at the end with the shots, Malachi has a great eye and was able to capture more than just the clothes, a true artist.
I’ll stop for now and allow you to take a look for yourself. Let me know what you think. I really want to hear from you.

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Vintage Fur Hat - Portobello Market | Shades - Chloe | Tie - Primark | Shirt - Next | Jacket - 80s Marks and Spencer | Coat - TopShop | Waistcoat - Marks and Spencer | Skinny Jeans - Zara | Ankle Boots - Kurt Geiger |
Photos by Malachi Ajose