Trend to try: midi skirt

Style guru SJ thinks the midi skirt is a very flattering option for hips and curves.

Trend to try: midi skirt

Forget the mini skirt, it’s all about the midi now. Sitting at the waist and falling just under the knee the midi skirt is a very flattering option for hips and curves, and a great way to show off your shape. This trend is here to stay for the foreseeable future and a fantastic option for work which can also be dressed up for evening events.

Here are the top three different ways to wear this trend;

1. Waist not

Firstly, you can opt for a more cropped top and allow the midi skirt to accentuate a small waist. This option could also work well with a peplum style top and a belt around your waist.

2. Long layers

Another way to wear the midi skirt is with longer lightweight tops. Think floaty tops that contrast with the often figure-hugging nature of midi skirts. In terms of proportion, a good length for these tops is hip height to create a nice slimming line.

3. Dress it down

To make the midi work in a more casual way style it with a singlet or tee tucked in and throw an open shirt or cropped denim jacket over the top.

Footwear: Given the longer length the midi has the tendency to make calves look short and stumpy if not worn correctly. For this reason I recommend adding some height with your choice of footwear. High heels, wedges or heeled sandals will all help to lengthen your legs. Also, for this trend it is probably best to steer clear of heavy or chunky footwear such as boots and opt for lighter options that won’t ‘cut you off’ as much.

Ten of the best

1. Glassons, Jersey Pencil Skirt, $25


2. Market HQ, Beat it Skirt, Black, $49

3. Topshop, Navy Sunray Pleat Skirt, Approx $76

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    22nd Nov 2013
    dang it! being short I already get the midi skirt effect buying skirts that sit just above the knee for most people - if the skirts are now going to be longer they will almost be maxis on me! and a lot of the time you lose some of the style if you take them up, there is often some hemline feature that makes taking things up not an option.
    22nd Nov 2013
    Making a skirt yourself solves the problems! A skirt is really easy to make and you have something unique that fits.
    22nd Nov 2013
    Some of these skirts actually show the knees, so how come they can be called midi? The term comes from mid-calf length, very popular many moons ago, before maxi (full length) became popular in chilly UK.
    25th Nov 2013
    Yes you are correct Trish...the mid when I lived in London in the early 70's was as you said mid calf length...I hate that length as it shows the thickest part of your leg.

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