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Miniskirts are well and good, but sometimes a girl wants to be stylishly modest. Long skirts can be just as chic and appealing as their shorter counterparts. Unfortunately, your totally fashionable look can be ruined by the wrong shoes. Longer skirts have to be worn with certain kinds of shoes to make the look right. Get this down, and wear your long skirt with confidence and style.
If your skirt is long, but doesn't go all the way to the ground, you have a few options. If the skirt is dressy or formal, throw on a great pump or more fancy strappy sandal. If the skirt is full, you'll more than likely want to add height by wearing a heel. Fuller skirts give the illusion of the body being wider. Heels help to counteract this. If you're tall, a flat is fine, but short women should stick to heels.
Very Long Skirts
Skirts that go all the way to your ankles are trickier. Stick to an open-toe shoe, especially if you're wearing a summery, casual long skirt. Closed-toe shoes and boots can be too bulky and overwhelm your look. Flat sandals are perfectly fine. If you want to add height but keep your comfort, slip on a wedge. If your goal is fashion over pain, throw on a super-high, strappy sandal for a really fun look.
Find the Perfect Sandal
The perfect sandal can really complete your look. The strappier the better with this look. Gladiator sandals look chic and totally fashionable. Thong sandals are an easy option, but try to stay away from flip-flops, which make the look too casual. Be comfortable, but not slovenly. Chunky-heeled or platform sandals are also perfect fashion-forward complements to any long skirt.
Channel Audrey Hepburn in a sleek little ballet flat. Ballet flats work with both very long and moderately long skirts. Make the look more interesting and pair your skirt with a printed flat, or go rocker-chic in a funky studded flat. Just make sure you don't clash. If your skirt is patterned, stick to a solid-color flat or one in a complementary pattern. If your skirt is monotone, you've got more room to play with your shoes.