Cheap & Chic: Short Cuts

Show a little leg in minis that work for every size and shape

 

SIZES 12–14

Add some flirty flair with a graduated hemline. Newport News skirt, $49, newportnews.com. Avenue sweater, $45, select Avenue stores. Liz Claiborne shell, $29, 866-549-7467. JLo by Jennifer Lopez hoops, $25, macys.com. Trades of the East at Supplements New York necklace, $45, 800-631-3844. Robert Rose cuff, $25, and textured metallic bangles, $58 each for three, robertrose.com. Yochi Design gold-plated bangles, $48 for a set of five, ravinstyle.com.

SIZE 16+

Skirts that graze the knee still qualify as minis—and are superflattering. Cinch a cute top to add sexy shape. Torrid blouse, $38, torrid.com. Dickie's for Torrid miniskirt, $44, torrid.com. Robert Rose charm bracelet (worn as necklace), $25, robertrose.com. Ashley Stewart belt, $19, ashleystewart.com. R.J. Graziano bracelets, $55–$65, R.J. Graziano, New York, 212-685-1248. Nine West sandals, $79, ninewest.com.

SIZES 8–10

For a smooth finish, wear a body shaper like Spanx Power Panties underneath formfitting short skirts, $25, spanx.com. Silhouettes miniskirt, $39, silhouettes.com. Liz Claiborne jacket, $89, 866-549-7467. Alfani cotton top, $59, macys.com. Robert Rose hoops, $21, robertrose.com.

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