Keep an Eye on Your Assets
Whereas the maxi dress and the maxi skirt are universally flattering, the length of the midi skirt is essential to accentuate your features. Consider your height carefully when choosing a midi. If you are shorter in stature, choose a midi skirt that ends at or just above the knee to give your legs length. Ideally, the hemline should hit mid-shin on someone of average height, drawing attention to the point where your leg begins to thin. Although length is the key for this look, don’t give up on the perfect midi if it is too long! A quick and inexpensive trip to a local tailor can make this piece the newest star in your closet!
The Midi Offers Possibilities
Midi skirts are a blank canvas for bold color and prints. The combined effect of the modest length and a soft, feminine slit in the front encourages some playfulness with color, texture, and patterns. Pair a midi skirt in a daring pattern of deep blues and purples with a neutral top, strappy heels, and some chunky jewelry for a dinner out. Make a lasting impression at a job interview with a muted autumnal brown midi topped with a shirt and blazer and finished with tasteful pearls or a simple vintage necklace. Choose a fuller or pleated midi teamed with a simple silk blouse or a fitted cardigan set and a pair of pumps for a powerful look for the office. Take a sleek black midi out for the evening by dressing it up: monochromatic black top with simple silver hoops and pops of crimson on the lips, on a tiny clutch, and on a pair of stiletto heels.
By working from the ground up with your wardrobe you are going to look your best this fall. Figure out what pair of shoesyou would like to wear, then let the rest flow from there!
With a critical eye to length and a flair for color and detail, the midi skirt is a pragmatic and versatile element for your fall wardrobe.