Creative Styling: How to Wear a Short Skirt Modestly

I have 6 ways of how to wear a short skirt modestly for the summertime. This idea was explored in the winter months and one reader challenged me to do the same thing when the temperatures are high. Some of the ideas are the same, but of course, the material can make a huge difference.

Getting creative with our clothing and closet is good not only for our wallets but also for our brain health.

BTW, you'll be blown away by how I styled this shorter skirt as the 6th ways that you can see on my site.

Wear your Skirt Over a Dress

While I’ve shown time and time again that you can layer a longer skirt over a shorter dress, you can definitely allow the dress to hang below a too short skirt.

Skirt Over Skirt Trick

Along the same lines as how to wear your short skirt over a dress, you can just as easily wear it over a longer skirt. Since this red and black skirt has a fold over waistband, I also experimented with letting the waistband show too. I wish I had shown you both ways.

Make Your Skirt a Skort

We have seen Lesley wear skorts many times on the blog, and I have also learned from her to wear biking shorts under a skirt, especially in the wind. So it’s easy enough to wear any kind of shorts under a skirt. In fact, these bermuda shorts might be a tad long for this skirt, but I wanted to try and see.

Need other ideas of what to wear with bermuda shorts?

Summer Tips: How to Style Bermuda Shorts

How to Wear a Short Skirt with a Dress Extender

What is a dress extender?? It’s basically a “slip” with lace at the end. You could certainly wear a slip if you still have one. The difference with the items that are called dress extenders are usually the material is not silky. I have seen them on Amazon (because isn’t everything on Amazon? LOL).

Since my extender is ivory, I wore a white top to try to balance it out. The nice thing is the straps are adjustable so that you can shorten or lengthen them depending on the length you want. In fact, you can see the top of the dress extender under my t-shirt. Therefore, it acts as a layer under something sheer too.

Wear a Long Kimono

Instead of layering under the skirt, how about wearing a long kimono? While it’s not all over coverage, it creates the illusion of length. Especially when you sit down.

My Favorite Way to Transform the Skirt?

This trick always makes me giggle, because you are really making it something else. Check out my blog post to see it in action.

Other Options

There can be other options to “extend” a too short skirt and make it still workable in your wardrobe.

Don’t forget to consider:

1- Add some material to the bottom of the skirt. It doesn’t have to match. If you are concerned it won’t look intentional because it isn’t the exact same fabric, then consider adding some of that material to the waistband also (like my skirt over skirt trick) or even adding a pocket with that new material.

2– Think about letting out the hem. If it’s only a tiny amount too short and there’s a lot of hem, you could increase length that way.

3– If it’s the right material, you could delegate it to be a swimsuit cover skirt.

4– Or cut up the skirt and use it for something else. If you need inspiration for this, check other Upstyle tutorials. But heck, you could always use the material for rags.

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Jodie Filogomo
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