I keep reading about midi-length skirts in fashion magazines and on other fashion blogs. I like the idea of a longer skirt but I don’t know where to start looking for one or whether I should be wearing one. Can anyone wear a midi? Where’s the best place to shop for one? What shoes should I wear?
Thank you. I hope you can help. MH
Midi-skirts are making an appearance this season, and probably for several seasons to come. But before we dive into where to shop or what shoes to wear, let’s talk about how to wear one.
Many women think that because they’re not 8ft tall, midi-skirts aren’t for them. But looking good in a midi-skirt is really about two things: proportion and hemline. Some women look good in skirts that cut just below the knee, others look best in skirts that graze at mid-calf or just above the ankle. So try on a few lengths to find one that is right for you. And remember, if you find a skirt you really adore but the length is wrong, you can have a tailor hem it to a more flattering length.
The second thing to consider is proportion. For many women, a slim-fitting, pencil-style skirt is most flattering. But some women will find a fuller skirt or an a-line to be more to their liking. So don’t try on one style and decide that this trend is not for you.
Unless this is a trend you truly love and looks great on you, you don’t want to spend a lot of money on a midi-skirt, so all the choices here are under-$100. The tribal-print pencil skirt is probably my favorite, but they’re all lovely.
But if fuller is what you’re looking for, I would stick with ASOS, which has more midi-skirts than a 1950s sock-hop. I love this fitted skirt with a flared hem, and don’t miss their selection of pleated midi-skirts. I like this bold cobalt one.