After many hemlines trending north of the knee (read: short), we are finally (finally!) starting to see them turn south again.
For over 40 gals, this doesn’t come a minute too soon. While I’m not averse to showing off your gams, many women aren’t comfortable in a dress so short that just sitting down or bending over to pick something up requires them to be contortionists lest they reveal too much.
If you’re thinking about pulling out some of your midi-dresses from days gone by that are still hanging in the back of your closet, think twice. Today’s midi-dress is about more than simply being long. Here are a few modern midis and ways to style them so you look fab, not frumpy, this fall.
1. Look for Sophisticated Design
Leave behind the flounce, ruffles, and calico prints on the midi-dresses that we wore way back when. Those 70’s style midis can make you look like you belong on Little House on the Prairie. Instead, look for sophisticated designs like this off-the-shoulder fit-and-flare dress in bold black and white. The high contrast colors and trendy neckline give this midi a very modern update.
2. Choose Figure Flattering Silhouettes
The shape is important when you’re wearing a dress made from a lot of material. That’s why I like this animal print wrap dress by DVF. The way it nips in just at the waist is incredibly flattering. If you have a small waist, it really shows it off, and if menopause has made your waist disappear, this dress gives the illusion that you’ve still got one. I love the leopard print too. It’s a popular print this fall.
3. Wear Sumptuous Fabrics
Midis are elegant, and a velvet tea-length midi is as elegant as you can get. I love the rich look and feel of this soft, sumptuous dress. It’s such a refreshing change to find a dress that has long sleeves for fall and winter!
4. Try a Print Midi Dress
The thought of a floral midi dress may conjure up visions of old lady style, but take a look at this striking print sheath dress, and I’m sure you will change your mind. The gorgeous winter floral print with oversized blooms is feminine and sophisticated. Accessorize it with a burgundy-colored clutch and some simple black pumps, and you have a timeless look that gives you a little extra leg coverage.
5. Experiment with New Details
Never underestimate the power of a trendy new detail like boho flare sleeves to give a fresh new look to your outfit. The simple but sweet maxi dress with its flare sleeves is easy to wear and looks right in style!
Are you going to buy a midi this fall, and how will you wear it?