Muslim Girl Staple: Short Dress aka Long Top

We all agree, maxi dresses are a Muslim girl’s best friend. But there are times when you don’t feel like wearing a long dress, especially in the winter. You’re in the mood to wear pants and a top.

Finding long tops can be tricky sometimes, as most tend to be short and sit above the hips. Your solution? A short dress! They’re technically dresses that are meant to show off your legs, but there’s no reason you can’t wear them with pants as a top. Their short length means that they’re often the right length to be a long top for modest dressing girls. You can easily dress them up or down to suit your mood, and can play with the varying lengths of short dresses.

Short dresses can be defined as anything shorter than a maxi dress. They can hover just below your bum or hang around your knees. So take a look at these different styles and how you can wear them!


Knee-length dresses are perfect if you’ve got fuller hips and if you prefer to keep both the top and bottom part of your body covered. If your dress is plain, you can pair it with patterned or colourful pants to keep things interesting. If you’re short, knee-length might overwhelm your petite height so it might be a style you want to avoid.


Short dresses with full skirts are often party dresses and can be fun to dress up! They have a more feminine shape and the skirt goes slightly out instead of being straight. Pair your full skirted dresses with a blazer for a slightly more formal look. This is a great look for an office environment or work party, since the full skirt adds a more dressed up look. You can also button up a short cardigan on top to make it look like you’re wearing a skirt (but with pants).


Cardigans pair perfectly with short dresses, often because the lengths line up so perfectly. They’re also the perfect layering solution for dresses that are sleeveless or have short sleeves. And if you want to change up the lengths, you can also try adding a maxi cardigan to your short dress for a different look.


Belts are a great way to add some shape to your dress. You can wear the same dress and look completely different with a belt, since it creates a different silhouette. This is also a great technique if your dress is slightly too long and you want to slightly shorten it.


Shoes have the wonderful capacity to dress up or dress down your outfit, and they can do the same to your short dress aka long top. If you’re wearing an ultra feminine, full-skirted short dress, why not opt for some combat boots? Or if your dress is really plain and straight, you can try to add heels- they dress up every outfit!


And that’s why short dresses are a modest dressing girl’s best friend! They’re essentially long tops and can be either dressed up or down, depending on how you wear them. They provide enough coverage without being a maxi dress, and are definitely longer than most regular tops. They also come in a variety of lengths and styles.

So the next time you’re out looking for some long tops to wear, why not check out short dresses instead?

Hope you found this useful!

With love.

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