7 important tips on choosing and styling Midi Skirts in 2019
COVER STORY / 2019-08-07
Midi skirts are the most comfortable skirt type out there. Period. There’s something so appealing about being able to sit however you want to, and not have to think about tugging down hems while standing up. Another reason to endorse this trend is the fact that there’s a midi for every body, all leg shapes and lengths. These skirts that end two inches below the knees and just above the ankles are the easiest lengths for most women to carry. A hybrid between a mini and a maxi skirt, the midi silhouette looks cute on most body types. For it’s sheer versatility and comfort, it should definitely be a closet staple. Easy to dress it down with a t-shirt and slay a party look with a sequined crop top, midi skirts will work for you all year round. From silk to cotton, sequined to layered tulle to leather and even denim, there are so many types and ways to wear this kind of skirt for any occasion. Check out these choosing and styling tips that we have rounded up below!
CUSHNIE Asymmetric Hem Chiffon Panel Midi Skirt
Fuller-cut midis for added flair
Pick fuller (rounder) midi skirts to make a bold fashion statement than the slim and pleated versions. Remember, the most unflattering length is the one that sits right on the broadest part of your calf, so avoid that and get your midi hem tailored if needed. Keep the fuller skirt and your body proportions in sync and show some body definition with a fitted top or belted waist.
MSGM Belted Houndstooth Midi Skirt
Define the waist to look taller
The longer the skirt, the higher are the chances that it will make you appear to be standing in a ditch (i.e. shorter). The trick to avoid this situation is, to highlight the waist and draw attention where your waist would be. You can also add a thick belt to the skirt or pick one with a tie-waist, then tuck in your top. Any or all of these will create the illusion of elongated legs.
ALICE MCCALL One World Striped Lurex Mermaid Midi Skirt
Select a midi with a slit (or two) for added sass
Look for a longer midi with single or double knee-high slits. A wrap-style shirt and a flowing midis that offers a slit, is a great combination. Add a peep-toe pump or mules for extra dash of chic.
MAGGIE MARILYN Honey Ain't Home Side Slit Midi Skirt
Midi skirts for glitzy evening events
Take cues from Elle Fanning to look classy in a monotone outfit that includes our favorite midi skirts. If you’re ever out of ideas, white on white is always a great way to look effortlessly chic. Pair a white skirt with a cute white top, and look like you’re ready for the runway.
RACHEL COMEY Romana Metallic Pleated Midi Skirt
Pair a floral printed midi skirt with a utility crop top and slip into plimsolls or sneakers. Shine bright like the sun with bright hues like yellow or tangerine. Let the length of your midi skirt balance out the dramatic choice of colors that are great for either going out for brunch or just a regular everyday outing.
ALICE MCCALL Surrender Mermaid Midi Skirt
JONATHAN SIMKHAI Windowpane Plaid Front Slit Lace Trim Midi Skirt
Throw on a cozy pullover and transform your midi skirt look into something completely different and more sporty. A grey-blue suede jacket will also make you look more athletic.Speaking of accessories, try on eye-catchy mirrored aviator-sunglasses, brown leather backpack and matching color low-top sneakers. A white casual t-shirt is a perfect choice for teaming with a contrasting knife-pleated midi skirt. Complete the look by adding red sliders or black trainers.
PRABAL GURUNG Binod Color-Block Hi-Lo Midi Skirt
Depict Parisian chic wearing a ditsy printed belted midi skirt and a cute cotton crop top. Add a pop of color with yellow or neon accessories, a matching miniature shoulder clutch-bag and pumps. Further, add a brown or beige fedora if you like. A flat wide-brim hat looks fun and vintage inspired.