Have you noticed that skirt lengths are slowly shifting? Over the last few seasons, there’s been a gradual increase in the number of longer, ladylike hemlines. A midi skirt is a great solution for gals wanting more leg coverage, or for anyone looking for a modern change. It’s a trend worth exploring.
There seem to be two versions: 1) soft and ladylike with a fuller over-the-knee or midi skirt length and 2) slinky and seductive in a slim, pencil-style midi. Which version are you? Here’s a look at the two.
Be a Lady Who Lunches
Voluminous over-the-knee and tea-length skirts have a very feminine, country club feel. One way to play this up is to wear a skirt like this with a ladylike bow tie blouse in a floral print. Tucking in your blouse and adding a belt at your waist will enhance an hourglass silhouette and highlight the fit ‘n’ flare detail of the skirt.
Try a Slim, Sexy Silhouette
If a full midi skirt makes you feel like a Stepford wife, try one of the slim, pencil-style ones instead. They are subtly sexy and can go from office to date night with ease!
A Little Edginess is Modern
Another way to look modern in midi and not 1950s is to choose a midi dress with an edge. Go for a color-blocked skirt, a cool asymmetrical hem skirt, or a sexy leather midi skirt.
Whether You Choose ladylike or sexy remember:
Heels are non-negotiable with a midi. This doesn’t mean you need to bust out the stilettos, but a shoe with a bit of lift will stop you from looking frumpy.
Will you be wearing the midi? Or do you think long skirts make women look old after a certain age? I’d like to know.