While a maxi skirt is usually my go-to skirt length, the ladylike style of the midi skirt has a fresh feel that will be just right for spring’s warm days and cool nights. It’s also a nice change from the full length of a maxi or the boldness of a mini skirt. But finding the right skirt length can be difficult. Luckily, I’ve done a lot of sartorial research finding the best tips and tricks to make this possibly difficult skirt easy to style.
1. Finding the right length is the key to making this trend work. Choosing the length depends on your height, weight, body shape and fabric preference. Try a variety of options from below the knee to mid-calf to just above the ankle until you find your perfect length and fabric.
2. The midi skirt has one major thing in common with the maxi skirt – it’s all about balance. Wearing a voluminous skirt means a more fitted or revealing top to balance the amount of fabric and coverage on the lower half of your body.
3. Unless you are model-esque tall you will most likely need to wear heels with the midi skirt. Choose a wedge for a chunkier feel or keep the delicate style with a strappy sandal or classic pump. If you do choose flats, create length with a nude colored ballet flat to help elongate the leg.
4. Finding the right top is just as important as finding the right skirt. A cropped top is the perfect counterpoint to a high-waisted midi. This style works whether you dress conservatively or not, because just a teeny sliver of skin shows through. If you do not want even a sliver of skin showing then choose a top that can be tucked into the skirt and cinch it at the waist with a belt to create an extra long leg line.
5. If this look is a bit too prim and proper for you, add a streamlined moto jacket and edgy accessories to underscore the dainty style of the midi. The jacket also helps to draw more focus upwards, away from the shorter leg line.
What do you think? Will you be trying the midi skirt or do you already love it/loathe it?