{How to Wear} The Midi Skirt

The Midi Skirt

The Midi Skirt. A length that became glamorous in the 1940’s with the sophisticated pencil skirts and Dior’s feminine New Look with full skirts and defined waists. But with the introduction of the mini skirt in the 60s and the rebellious state of the 70s, women rejected the midi, associating it with words like old and dumpy. But now, for the past few seasons, it’s been all over the runway and the streets. It can be a hard length, but with a few styling tips, anyone can feel glamorous with this look!
  • Take note from Dior’s 1947 New Look: Define the waist:

Choose a skirt that sits at your natural waist, and either tuck in your top or pair with a crop top. No matter how tall or short you are, defining your waist will create balance that is aesthetically pleasing.

The Midi Skirt

  • Give yourself a lift; you’ll appear taller and not look cut off.

Pairing with pointed toe pump will elongate your legs and an airy heeled sandal will give you height without looking heavy, keeping the attention on the skirt.

The Midi Skirt

The Pencil Skirt:

Pair with just about any top, but keep the waist defined.

{H&M ~ skirt $34.95

The Midi Skirt H&M

{ASOS ~ skirt $188.19

The Midi Skirt Asos

The Full Skirt:

Keep the top more slimming to balance out the fullness of the skirt.

{Nordstrom ~ skirt $79

The Midi Skirt Nordstrom

{Tibi ~ skirt $475

The Midi Skirt Net a Porter

The Fine Pleated Skirt:

Chose a skirt that has a thicker waist band that allows the pleats to lay more flat near the waist, avoiding extra, unnecessary volume.

{Zara ~ skirt $79.90

midi skirt_zara2

{Christopher Kane ~ skirt $835

The Midi Skirt Christopher Kane

*Runway photos courtesy of Style.com  Spring RTW 2014

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6 thoughts on “{How to Wear} The Midi Skirt

  1. great post!! i totally agree with all of your advice. i especially love the christopher kane skirt 🙂
    thesartorialcoquette.com

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