Do or Don't? :: Midi Skirt

The funny thing about getting older is that you start to actually experience the cycle of fashion. I remember in high school when my friends and I saw a knee-length skirt in a popular catalogue after years of only seeing mini-skirts. It looked weird…a little frumpy. Well, it’s happened again. The Midi Skirt (anything past the knees and above the ankles) is back in style. No tugging at your short skirt to keep it skimming your knee. No tripping over your dang maxi dress. Just a reasonable, normal, sort-of-long skirt. However, to keep the skirt looking fresh, there are some key styling tips for you to keep in mind.

First of all, even leggy supermodels don’t look quite as tall in a midi. Refinery29 suggests trying on several different lengths until you find the midi length that’s most flattering for you. For example, as gorgeous as this mint green number is, if I wore it my calves would look like they were about six inches long. But seriously, how gorgeous is this mint green number? You tall ladies out there better take note.

This length seems like it might work a little better and the print is killer. It looks so summery paired with those strappy sandals, too. 

How perfect would this dress be to wear…anywhere? Grocery store? Out for tacos with friends? A date? (I don’t know about you, but I’m sure my husband would give me the ol’ eyebrow-raise-of-approval at the sight of this dress.)

The high-low skirt is a great example of midi-length and I’m in love with this version. It’s so minimal, and the color is perfection. You can take a couple hints from the styling here, too. The midi skirt is best paired with a breezy tank and a great pair of shoes. Go understated with the hair and jewelry. I think that because this style was worn by women for…I don’t know…the past one hundred years, it’s important to keep the ensemble modern and “clean”.

Here’s my plan :: I’m taking a trip down to my local thrift store to snag a couple high-waisted, A-line skirts. It’d take less than fifteen minutes to crop and hem one to the appropriate length (and I could experiment to find the most flattering length for my height). If you don’t know how to sew, this might be the perfect project to learn on. :)

So what do you think? Do you like the midi? How would you wear it? 

(Skirt in top photo found at Asos)

Posted by Aanna on Friday, June 7th, 2013

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