Full Skirts and the Petite

I recently purchased two full skirts, one from Femme de Carriere, a Montreal-based clothing store with office-friendly clothing (both casual and formal) and another from a Kate Spade outlet in Niagara Falls, New York.  Some people think that  these skirts can overwhelm a petite frame, but it really depends on the style (e.g. how much it flares out or length).  Since I was kind of tired of my pencil skirt collection, I decided to try the skirt on late last month.  I tried the Femme de Carriere skirt on at the store and instantly fell in love with it.  It was a little bit big at the waist (it did not come in an extra small – some Femme de Carriere items come in XS, while others do not. Kind of inconsistent if you ask me), but belting does help as seen below:

  • Top: Jacob
  • Skirt: Femme de Carriere
  • Shoes: Christian Louboutin Prorata, size 34
  • Glasses: Pucci
  • Belt: BCBG (from came with another dress)

While the belt above probably isn’t the best, it does help a little as wearing it without the belt looks a bit loose.  On the other hand, the Kate Spade skirt DID come with a belt.  Belts that come with outfits often don’t work very well on me, since they are usually a bit too big, but I was happy to discover that there were holes left over on the belt (one or two, depending on how much I’ve eaten) for this size zero skirt.  I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it  – so many colours!  This skirt has a matching bag (or two – I recently saw a woman on Bloor Street carrying a tote in this exact pattern) and apparently shoes, as well.  This skirt is, as you can see, a bit slimmer than the Femme de Carriere, perhaps more A-line than flare/circle.  While it’s a bit longer than what most petites tend to wear (as is the one above), I think it works well with high heels on people with my kind of frame.

What do you think? Do you wear skirts like this? Which one do you like more? Does it work on you?

p.s. Congrats, Julie – winner of our Murale make-up case giveaway! 🙂

  • Katherine

    Love that first skirt 🙂

  • gorgeous skirts, C! may i please ask how you sized in the kate spade skirt? thank you! xox P

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    • @twitter-408967424:disqus  The Kate Spade skirt is a size 0. 

  • Julie B.

    Though I wear a lot of black, I actually love the colored one even more! So cheery and those shoes are so perfect!
    Oh and thank you for the giveaway; still can’t believe it.

  • I love skirts but my selections are horrible. Your once are attractive, hope I can learn from you.

  • PetiteintheCity

    love #2, not so fond of #1.  But definitely agree – its a shape thing!

  • Shamelessly Overdressed

    Hi! I’m a fellow petite blogger who just found your blog, and I love your style!   

    Wanna follow each other through GFC / Bloglovin’?

    Hope to see you around! 🙂 

    Love, S
    http://shamelesslyoverdressed.blogspot.com

    I’m hosting a giveaway! (Enter through my blog)

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