How it works: Afraid that a maxi skirt or dress will just make you look shorter? Nah — just the opposite, in fact. A ground-grazing hemline will help create that one, long visual. The thing to watch here is that there should not be too much volume in the skirt. Don’t go for a look with too many ruffles, for instance. If you’re wearing pleats, make sure they are thinner, rather than thick.