Midi-Madness: Mid-Length Skirts and Dresses for Every Occasion

January 29 2016

A guest editorial by Anita Farr!

The style that hits just below the knees might seem trendy at first, but it’s a length that’s been around in women’s fashion for quite some time. The midi is definitely modest and it can be dressed up or down thanks to the cut, the fabric, the material and more. In this post, we’re going to provide you with some easy tips on how to wear midi dresses and midi skirts three different ways, so you can incorporate this flattering fashion into your personal wardrobe.

Work

Midi Work

Midi for work: Vince Camuto floral rose boutique midi. Similar here.

First up we have a skirt that keeps with the mid-length recommendation, and also follows a couple of other trends, too. For spring 2016 we saw a lot of feminine fashion grace the runways, much like the example we’ve provided, including the reemergence of beautiful flowery prints. Cosmopolitan magazine also suggests having a skirt for all seasons, which we’ve accomplished here, as well.

The floral rose bouquet A-line midi skirt pictured above from Vince Camuto is the perfect separate to add to your arsenal for wearing to work. Playful thanks to the beautiful print, yet completely professional due to the cut and length, this is an excellent skirt to own. Because of the variety of colours found in the pattern, it is easy to pair it with a tucked-in button down, or dressy top in pale pink, mauve, green, and more. Both closed and open-toe heels would do it justice.

Casual

Casual midi skirts and midi dresses are great. They’re easy to throw on, easy to style, look great, and you don’t have to worry about them being too long or too short—they’re always just right. Think about how form-fitting you want your outfit to be, and base the final decision on your mood. Go for tighter and curve-hugging for a sexier casual look, or flowing and flouncy for a sweeter approach.

The black classic midi dress pictured above from Forever 21 is highly recommended by Lyst thanks to its essential appeal and ability to be styled several different ways. This piece can be worn casually with a pair of sneakers or sandals, and it would look great with different jackets, jewelry, and even layered under oversized sweaters and cardigans.

Party

Every girl deserves to be the life of the party—or at least the one receiving the most compliments! That’s why we’ve chosen a beautiful dress that follows the midi length trend, which is highly touted by Marie Claire. It also incorporates the ultra-feminine looks that recently cropped up on the runways for spring 2016, as well as one of Pantone’s colours of the year, rose quartz.

The dusty pink pleated cami dress pictured above from Asos features all of the elements needed to look spectacular at a party. The deep v-neckline, back cut out, and décolleté enhancing upper half is definitely flirty, while the longer skirt and fluttery chiffon is sweet and ladylike. Wear this with your favourite open-toe pumps and clutch for a traditional pairing, or add a pair of booties and a cropped moto jacket for an edgier way to style.

This length has become the “it” look to have, but it also happens to be very wearable for women of all shapes and sizes. We hope you’ve enjoyed our tips for wearing midi dresses and skirts. Don’t be afraid to give this flattering style a try.

Photos via Lyst.

2 Comments

  • Belinda | The Female Entrepreneur Collective says:

    I love the midi length! Such a lady-like, yet trendy look. I’m loving all your picks too Andrea – especially the last one from Asos. What is Lyst btw? X

    • I love the midi too – I so hope it’s got a few seasons left in it! Lyst or lyst.com.au is a fabulous site that has collated the online collections of HEAPS of brands; from Forever 21 to Chloe and everything in between. I think of it as the department store of online shopping – you can shop lots of brands in one place! x

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