How to Keep Your Maxi Skirt From Dragging on the Ground—Without Wearing Heels!

How to Keep Your Maxi Skirt From Dragging on the Ground—Without Wearing Heels!
(Photos by FameFlynet Pictures; PacificCoastNews.com)

With their breezy silhouettes and simple throw-on-and-go styling, maxi skirts are the quintessential summer staple—if you've got the mile-long legs of a supermodel, the tailoring budget of a top-notch actress, or a penchant for doing your daily coffee run in peep-toe platforms.

But if you're an average height, heel-averse normal person who can barely pay rent month-to-month, like me—maxis? Yeah, not so easy. We don't all have the perfect maxi-wearing waist-to-ankle ratio like Jessica Alba, now do we?

How to Keep Your Maxi Skirt From Dragging on the Ground—Without Wearing Heels!

Basically, my thoughts on maxis were like so, until I was forced to go to Coachella with pasty Irish legs (poor, poor me) that hadn't seen the light of day in forever. It was then I re-considered my options—denim cut-offs? lololol, yarite—and decided to give the maxi a go.

Like I expected everything was waaaay too long, but I bought one anyway and told myself I'd figure it out along the way. Or maybe I'd buck up (or get un-lazy) and get it tailored. But I never had to, thanks to this trick I learned at the festival...

How to Keep Your Maxi Skirt From Dragging on the Ground—Without Wearing Heels!

On one side of the hem—whichever leg is your Angelina leg—grab the fabric and tie it into a knot about 1-2 feet from the ground, like above. Not only does it give flowier pieces a more bohemian vibe, it means you'll never ever have to act as your own personal train minion or worse—trip over your skirt and fall up a flight of stairs (guilty)—ever, ever again.

This Free People skirt's been my go-to so far this summer, and you betcha I'm never looking back. (Or wearing heels for that matter.)
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