How to wear a short full skirt if you are petite with a large bust

Q. I have a skirt similar to the one featured in Ask Us (what to wear with a short, full skirt). I, too, am petite, but I’m curvy, so I don’t think horizontal stripes or lots of ruffles would work for me. I’m a size 4-6 in skirts, but I’m a 32F on top. Have any advice for the more voluptuous woman?

A. If you’re petite with a full bust, it’s best not to tuck your shirt into your short full skirt, as this will emphasize your bust and give you the appearance of a short waist. Instead, wear fitted v-neck or scoop neck tops that hit mid-hip for the most flattering silhouette. Darker tops will also help to deemphasize your bust. Cardigans, fitted blazers and jackets are also good options for you. Experiment with a skinny belt worn slightly below your natural waistline, but only if it’s flattering for you. Here are a few more ideas:

If you’re petite with a full bust, it’s best not to tuck your shirt into your short full skirt, as this will emphasize your bust and give you the appearance of a short waist. Instead, wear fitted v-neck or scoop neck tops that hit mid-hip for the most flattering silhouette. Darker tops will also help to deemphasize your bust. Cardigans, fitted blazers and jackets are also good options for you. Experiment with a skinny belt worn slightly below your natural waistline, but only if it’s flattering for you.

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