Monday, 12 August 2013

Rule # 27: How to wear a midi skirt.

Midi skirts will be back in your wardrobe next season but if you are one of those girls who can't wait for the cold weather have a look at these tips so you can look amazing during the summer.

The trend was originally popularized in the early 1970s as fashions transitioned from flower power to seventies sleek. As always, fashion has repeated itself and the midi is the must-have piece for 2013. Midi skirts are polished and sleek. When styled properly, the trend is at the vanguard of sophistication. It is a great piece to have if you’d like to diversify your style from time to time, while still looking and feeling chic.

It’s much more adventurous than you think. Although the piece can appear boring when hanging from the racks, it certainly requires a certain amount of attitude to own and wear a trend like this one, just like any revealing top or body-con skirt in your closet. 


Versatility is one of your best friends in fashion. Any piece that allows you to style it in a few dozen ways is something you definitely want to keep in your closet forever. How great would it look with that felt hat you just got for the fall? If you have no idea what's up with felt hats lately

Have these in mind:

  • Length is key. If you don’t have the tiniest calves, you want to make sure your midi ends at the bottom end of your calf, where it starts to taper or else you will make your calves look wider than they are! The taller you are, the longer your skirt can be; if you're on the petite side in terms of height, stick to skirts just-below-knee length. 
  • Wear the right shoes. This look calls for higher heels, unless you’re aiming for that matronly, not-so-cute, vintage look. Because of where the skirt falls, your legs are already getting “chopped off”, so heels it's a must to elongate your leg line and create an even, elegant posture! 
  • Wear the right top. Choosing the appropriate top will go a long way towards keeping this look on trend and stylish, rather than, frumpy and matronly. Stay away from oversized tops and stick to fitted ones instead. The ideal match is a slim-fit blouse or tee tucked into the skirt paired with a jacket (if needed) that falls at the hipline. You need to minimize your look to avoid looking bulkier as the skirt can make you easily cross that border!
  • Choose the right style. As with many trends, designers find several ways to vary said piece to allow room for versatility when styling. An A-line skirt is usually flattering to all body types, so if you are unsure as to which style to pick up, stick with this one. An elongated pencil skirt is also very flattering on several body types and can create a super chic and sexy hour-glass shape. Although I stated that you should stick with fitted tops, if you choose a fitted bottom, you can definitely pair it with a loose sweater, crop-top, or blouse. Just remember to keep length in mind - whether you decide to go with a pencil shape, a-line, or a piece that has gathering or flares.

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