How to Wear: Midi Skirts

If you have been following me for a while, you know how much I love a midi skirt.

The best part is, they are here to stay.

At last count, I counted 22.

Because my body shape is an inverted triangle (my shoulders are a tiny bit broader than my hips), these skirts work well for me because they are full at the bottom to help balance out my shoulders.

So what is a midi skirt?

Midi skirts finish just below the knee to mid-calf and this is how they got their name.  Some people also call them swing skirts.

These skirts aren’t for everyone.

But if you are on the hunt,  you need to keep in mind the length.  It’s all about finding a length that is right for your body.

Some things you should consider before making a midi purchase:

  • Get the balance right – Make sure your top is tucked in or wear a crop top so you don’t loose your waistline.
  • Wear a cropped jacket – A cropped jacket will sit nicely with your midi skirt and keep your waistline in sight.  If you wear a longer line jacket, you’ll accentuate the wrong area (and nobody wants that).
  • It’s all in the length –  Getting the length right is crucial with this skirt.  Petite ladies should not go longer than the knee.  While taller ladies can go past the knee.  You may need to alter the length to one that best suits you.
  • You’ll feel super feminine – Some women tend to steer clear of this length because they think it will do nothing for them.  When in fact, it’s actually the opposite.  A midi skirt is uber feminine, glam and sophisticated.  Team them back with a midi heel to add another element of glam.
  • Mix it up – Add sneakers of brogues to your midi skirt to create an urban chic look.

skirt 1

This is the In the Spotlight Skirt from Review. See how I have tucked my top in so my waist is not lost.

 skirt 2

Here I have added sneakers with my Veronika Maine midi skirt.

skirt 3

Because I am slightly taller, I can wear midis that fall below my knee. Remember, if you are petite, than look for skirts that don’t go past your knee.

skirt 4

This is my midi from Sacha Drake. I feel super feminine in this skirt because of the beautiful fabric.

What do you think about the midi skirt? Have you tried one on?

  • Comments ( 2 )

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    I love the look with the white top and navy skirt!

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    Really love your 2 and 3 looks. Lovely!

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