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.
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?