Wardrobe Query: Midi and Maxi Skirts for Plus Size Women

Cheri says, “I was wondering if you guys could suggest some affordable midi and long skirt styles for plus size women.”

” I’m a US size 12/14 and 5’7″ and I’ve personally been afraid to buy long skirts because they tend to look frumpy on bigger girls. However, I’m studying abroad in Cairo in the fall and jeans just won’t cut it in the heat (and skirts at the knee or above are definitely frowned upon). Please help!”
Midi and maxi skirts can be supremely flattering, no matter your size. If you choose to pull one on, just be sure to take care with proportions. The more voluminous the skirt, the more close fit the top. If your goal is to look slimmer, black is always a good choice. Also, the straighter the skirt, the leaner you’ll look.
American Apparel and Asos are good places to find cute long skirts for less. If you want a few more options, we found the looks below (all under $150):

What do you think?


Claire Sulmers is the publisher and founder of Fashion Bomb Daily, the #43 most influential style magazine in the world.

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