Friday, 9 January 2015

Mastering the midi-skirt

Designer and high street alike have taken on one of the most femininely chic and elegant silhouettes – the midi skirt. This nostalgic trend has been around for a couple of seasons now and its popularity shows no sign of slowing. One of the best things about this ever-flattering cut is its versatility, whereby it can be styled to suit pretty much every girl and any occasion. The full hems skim over thighs and pull in your waist, creating more of an hourglass shape and adding curves where you may not have any. I’m a big fan of this trend as they are flattering to a longer frame, emphasising height, and the soft lines break up long legs.

“No matter your height, these 50s-inspired full skirt can still keep you feeling chic and sexy for a night out”


Plus, the length seems to be pretty wind resistant so you don’t have to be conscious of giving everyone an awkward flash of your bum when you’re walking outside this winter. If your parents gifted you with a shorter than average frame then my suggestion would be to go with more subtle patterns or
plainer skirts, to avoid being swamped by a larger area of print; you can always jazz things up more with your choice of top.No matter your height, these 50s-inspired full skirt can still keep you feeling chic and sexy for a night out, simply by going bare-legged and adding a pair of heels. One of my favourite looks is a miniskirt with a sheer mid-length overlay, where you can dabble in the usually modest trend whilst still showing off your lovely legs. I would wear this barelegged with a strappy crop top and heels or ballet pumps to go out, or copy Olivia Palermo and wear it belted with a silk t-shirt.

“The midi-skirt really is suited to every shape, size and style – you can only look and feel great wearing one”


You still have the feminine silhouette but keep your look unapologetically cool by toughening the pattern up. Incidentally, the uber-popular sport wear as every day look can also be adapted to suit a midi-skirt – a casual jersey fabric looks coolly slick when matched with a pair of converse and a slouchy t-shirt. Mixing up the textures in your outfit can give you an alternative stylish edge, even with the same colour throughout, since light will reflect differently off the contrasting materials. You could pair a floaty sheer skirt with a more rigid wool jumper, or a harder waffle skirt with a soft chiffon shirt. But, the easiest and most effortless way to wear the trend is simply putting a patternless skirt with a long sleeved striped top or a slogan jumper for an instantly stylish and contemporary look. The midi-skirt really is suited to every shape, size and style – you can only look and feel great wearing one so, when are you getting yours?
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Tessa Jones for The Courier, 10th November 2014

4 comments:

  1. I've wanted to try a midi-skirt but I'm so self-conscious when it comes to fashion...I hate it! I always over think everything and I never wear bright colors or patterns. ;p But you have made a very good point so I might have to go get one. :D

    Lots of Love,
    Manpreet || Simply-M

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    1. I tend to stick to dark colours so you get a dark midi skirt, maybe navy, and then add some colour on your top half, perhaps with a pastel t-shirt. They suit everyone so you should definitely invest! :)

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  2. I love the look of a midi skirt but sometimes I struggle with how to style it!
    Thanks for your tips ^_^

    X

    Anjelique

    www.anjelique.com.au

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    1. Very glad I could help :) they're really quite versatile so have a play around with your wardrobe and you'll find a look you like!

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