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Ask Belle: Midi-Skirts for Fall

Hi Belle,

My Mom gave me a midi skirt for my birthday and I love it.  I know they’re a big trend this fall and I’d like to buy one or two more of them.  Can you help me find a black pencil midi, and maybe one more that is more interesting?  I love your blog and would love your help!!!

Sincerely, KS

Midi-skirts are on a lot of must-have lists this fall.  I’ve tried on a few styles that I like, but a word of caution about midis: You need to tailor them to the perfect midi-length for you.  Because I have shorter legs, my perfect length is just under the knee.  For other women, it might be mid-calf.  So if you try one on and it’s not super flattering, try one in another length or pin it up to see that skirt at another length.


Vince Camuto Ponte Midi-Skirt ($69)

For a relaxed take on the pencil skirt, try this ponte number from Vince Camuto.  I also love this Gianni Bini skirt that has a professional look and sleek shape (it’s also machine washable).  And check out the texture on this under-$50 skirt from Jane Norman–it’s fun and functional.

Plus-size? This Old Navy skirt is a great option at a great price.


Faux Leather Midi Skirt ($119)

I thought this a-line leather skirt was kind of fun, especially in the less-common navy color.  I also found this dotted Halogen skirt in a fuller, pleated style (so Kate Spade).  This burgundy jacquard number, with a full shape, has a vintage feel to it.

Prefer something sleeker?  This embellished midi-skirt from Search for Sanity has a cool, studded look.  This crochet-lace skirt is another fabulous choice.



  1. Anna says:

    Definitely a fan of these midi skirts than the first ones that came out a year or two ago that were mostly mid-calf. These are so much more flattering.

    September 23, 2014/Reply
  2. KC says:

    I’d love to see outfit ideas for knife-pleat midis and the burgundy midi.

    September 23, 2014/Reply
  3. MaryMary says:

    Can a midi skirt be worn with flats? I hurt my back so heels (even wedges!) are off the table for now. I’m 5’9, so I might be able to pull off the proportions, but I don’t want to look dumpy.

    September 23, 2014/Reply
  4. Monica says:

    I picked up a ruched Vince Camuto midi skirt during the last Nordstrom sale and I love it. It’s a little va-va-voom for work but I can’t wait to wear it for date nights in the fall. Would also love to see outfit ideas for midi skirts!

    September 24, 2014/Reply