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Jen requested a few picks for shirts that are the right length to wear with skirts, so here we go:
Modern Woven Top – was $78, now $66.30
So the goal here is to find tops that are slightly shorter in length, since short tops work best with skirts and long tops work best with pants. This is a tough one to tackle as fit will depend on your specific proportions and build, so I’ve had to make some guesses here. As I’ve mentioned, buying petite sizes can help in some cases, but I’ve done my best to pick out some options that may work with skirts.
This model is wearing jeans, but the top hits fairly high on her hips which makes it a good bet for pairing with skirts. Reviewers have noted the short length and also the slightly boxy shape, so this would pair best with slim, pencil-style skirts in most cases. Available in this stripe pattern, mint/coral/tan stripe, solid cobalt, and solid ivory in sizes 2 – 18. Size availability varies by color.
Ponte Peplum Shell – was $44.50, now $39.99
The market is flooded with peplums at this point, and many of them are cut shorter than regular tanks and tees. The trick is to find a style that features a waistline that aligns with your own. When you do, this style can be a great bet for wearing with both full and slim skirt styles. This one is available in black, burgundy, and white in sizes S – XXL. Size availability varies by color.
Tractatus Bow Blouse – was $148, now $79.95
This lovely blouse is 25″ long in front and features a slightly shorter curved back hem. Once again, it’s a bit on the boxy side so likely better for wearing with slim skirt styles. Available in this coral and also in white in sizes 0 – 10.
SIDENOTE: I bought these curved-hem tees from Nordstrom to wear with pants, but they also work beautifully tucked into skirts. They’re not short enough to wear untucked, but they are made from a rib knit which makes them fit closely to the body without clinging. Great for tucking. Some colors are on sale for $15.60 and $9.97.
Other not-currently-on-sale resources for shirts that are the right length to wear with skirts:
- Boden – Unlike many U.S.-based retailers, Boden doesn’t cut their basic tops super long.
- Talbots Petities – Again, since petite tops are shorter in the body, they work well. I own a couple of Talbots petite tops and they pair with skirts successfully.
- ASOS – Varies by style, of course, but many tops are slightly shorter in the body than the U.S. standard.
- And, of course, THRIFT STORES! It’ll be hit or miss, for sure, but since shorter length tops were popular in decades past, secondhand shops are a great resource. (thethriftshopper.com can help you locate stores near you.)
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