The midi skirt was all over the catwalks for Autumn/Winter 2010. From androgynous styling at Margaret Howell:
To Mad Men inspired looks as Louis Vuitton:
And sexy glamour at Nina Ricci:
It is perhaps not the most flattering length to have graced the models at the shows or the manequins of our high street favourites but it is there nonetheless. Bloggers everywhere (The Style Crusader and Scenic World, to name but two) have been spotting and sporting the trend for a while now. You might remember that I invested in such a midi skirt from River Island a month or so back (here) and was a little unsure about it and how to style it but I am now learning to love it. This is my latest styling attempt:
I think the key rule when wearing a midi is to wear heels. If not, you run the risk (particularly if you are short, like me) of look stumpy and chunky. Like my current favourite suede court shoes from Spartoo.
The second rule is to find a style and length that suits you and makes you feel comfortable. If you’re unsure about a tight calf-length midi, why not follow the Nina Ricci path and go for a little bit of a shorter length? Like this Warehouse double layer tube skirt.
Keep the rest of your outfit pretty streamlined – particularly if you are going for a more Joan à la Mad Men look. If this is the look you want to achieve, grab this Warehouse midi full skirt.
Don’t keep your midi for formal (or work), work it into your casual wardrobe too with a little masculine styling, like Margaret Howell. If you’re lucky enough to be tall, try teaming with a pair of brogues. And if you’re not, a pair of heeled brogues would work just as well.
For a weekend midi, why not try a relaxed knit dress in this season’s colour? Like this Asos midi length knitted dress in camel.
Will you be wearing a midi this season? If so, how will you be styling it? If not, pour quoi pas?