The midi skirt is very on trend at the moment and can be frequently seen worn glamorously by the celebs. Victoria Beckham can take a lot of the credit for this style and it is featured in the majority of her collections. She is often seen wearing the trend and for good reason; it can be really elegant, glamorous and hide a multitude of sins.
Midi skirts have become increasingly popular in recent years for a variety of reasons.
Here are a few possible explanations:
Versatility: Midi skirts are extremely versatile and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. They can be paired with sneakers and a casual t-shirt for a relaxed daytime look, or dressed up with heels and a blouse for a more formal event.
Flattering fit: The length of a midi skirt is typically just below the knee, which can be a very flattering length on a variety of body types. Additionally, many midi skirts have a high waistline, which can help create the illusion of a longer, leaner silhouette.
Retro vibes: Midi skirts have a distinctly retro feel, harkening back to the fashion of the 1940s and 1950s. This vintage aesthetic has been embraced by many fashionistas in recent years, leading to a surge in popularity for midi skirts.
Sustainability: Midi skirts are often made from sustainable materials like cotton or linen, making them an attractive option for eco-conscious consumers. Additionally, the classic style of a midi skirt means that it can be worn for years without going out of fashion, making it a more sustainable wardrobe staple.
Comfort: Finally, midi skirts are generally very comfortable to wear. They allow for a lot of movement and airflow, which can be especially appealing during the warmer months of the year.
Overall, the midi skirt’s popularity can be attributed to its versatility, flattering fit, retro vibes, sustainability, and comfort. Whether you’re a fashionista or simply looking for a comfortable and stylish wardrobe staple, a midi skirt is definitely worth considering.
However, for the normal woman on the street, it can be a tricky style to carry off so I have put together some tips to help you depending on your body type.
General tips: This length skirt will typically look best with refined looking heels as the skirt itself looks refined. This skirt can also look amazing with refined looking runners but beware of this combo as it can add pounds and will look best on someone very tall and slim.
Pear: This body shape does well to stick to A-shaped style skirts which can highlight your lovely small waist and then flow beautifully past you hips. Try a wedge heel with this sturdier looking version of the midi and these will also balance out less than delicate ankles.
Hourglass: This body shape is beautifully balanced and will look great in midi styles. You can even try pleats but make sure that you waist is clearly defined.
Neat Hourglass/ Figure Of Eight: This body shape though curvy of top, has a straight hips and a smallish, flat bottom. This body shape does best with straight to tapered styles of midi. For more on dressing this body type, you can check this post. This body shape typically has long slim legs so its well worth finding a style that will show a bit of leg like in the picture of the woven Balmain I have attached here.
Straight Up and Down: This body shape dictates that the side seams of the skirt be straight so a straight style with or without a kick-pleat should look good. The idea is that the skirt neither tapers or flares at the bottom.
Round/ Oval: This is a tricky figure for skirts but if you know the basic rule, then this will narrow your search. The trick is to follow the curved line of you waist and to taper at the hemline. Try a tulip style midi skirt that flows through the middle of your body and then tapers in at the slimmest part.
Inverted Triangle: For this figure type, the garment at the bottom of the body should always be slimmer than the top. You can absolutely add a bit of flare below the knee to balance your wider upper half if you wish.
Do you wear this trend? How do you get it to work for you?