The Rise of the Midi Skirt—Ways to Work Mid-Length Skirts
Forget the mini, toss aside the maxi, it’s time for a lesson on fashionably flirty midi skirts. The old adage says to leave something to the imagination and the latest fashion trend-setters have heeded the advice. Mid-length skirts for women have sauntered their way back into our closets, so take heed, and let your hemlines down.
A midi skirt is perfect for lunch with the ladies, a board meeting with the execs, or a night out to dinner theater. Whether it’s a silhouette-hugging style, flared and flirty, or silky and sensuous, a mid-length skirt shows just enough skin to keep ‘em guessing. Not only is this shin-tickling length great to wear during the heated summer months, but also sways effortlessly into the cold weather seasons. To find the best length—and to keep you from looking like an oompa loompa—we suggest choosing a length that falls just below the knee for our petite friends. For those of you with long stems, any length will do just as long as it doesn’t graze the ankle. This coral pleated skirt is the perfect length falling just above the knee to get you started on the mid-length skirt trend!
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This brightly colored midi skirt will amp up your morning energy for an immediate mood boost. The key to wearing a full midi skirt that still shows off your figure is to tuck in your tops. Enhance the bright color with a black-and-white printed blouse in a flowing fabric. The print on this sheer button-up blouse adds dimension without getting too crazy. Add a touch of texture with a chain-link bracelet and pumps with gathered detailing at the toe. Top off the outfit with a structured shoulder bag and you're ready to conquer the world—or at least the workplace.
A great way to balance out the length of a midi skirt is by pairing it with a cropped blazer. Any top/bottom combo that meets in the middle creates an A-line shape reminiscent of the classic 1950s silhouette. Add an edge to your flirty skirt with a black-and-white laser cut blouse. Carry through the black-and-white trend with a boxy satchel. Add a textured silver cuff and a pair of walkable chunky heels that play up the vintage vibe.
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Just because the hemline is low doesn’t mean you can’t take your midi skirt up a notch. And by a notch we mean to the theater, the comedy club, or one of the many summer weddings you’ve been invited to. Let the skirt do all the talking by pairing the bright color with nude shades from top to bottom. Keep it classic with a white or nude lace shell and top with a soft-gold statement necklace. Slip on a pointed slingback pump and tote around a nude color-blocked shoulder bag. The contrast between the bright skirt and the neutral pieces only makes you look more fabulous.
Don’t get caught up in thinking that midi skirts are prudish and frumpy. Keeping it covered has never been sexier!