Styling the Midi Skirt

I am a fan of la Midi jupe. Although "midi" means "midday, noon" in french, midi in the concept of fashion refers to "a popular length in the 1940s, a fashion decade known for its elegance and grace".  But things weren't always so peachy and flowy for the midi skirt, and the trend had its ups and downs over the past decades as it faced its biggest rival - la Mini jupe (read more about it on CollegeFashion.net).

Long story short, it is safe to say that the midi skirt have found its rightful place in the 2010s - case in point: First Lady Michelle Obama looking flawless in an Asos floral midi skirt and here as well in a 3.1 Pillip Lim midi dress. 

When styled right, the midi skirt's versatility allows for a variety of outfit creations, and will flatter every body type. So how do you ensure that a midi skirt is right for you? Where it falls. The length of a midi skirt can make or break the look you want to achieve.  For tall women, the midi trend is hyper suitable and works well - no matter the length. If you're petite like me, opt for one that falls slightly below your knees or anywhere between your knees and your mid-calves.  For the curvy type, your midi should look effortless; the simplicity of one solid color is all you need. Because I lean towards the athletic, boyish figure, I will select a midi with ample fabric and prints/patterns to balance out my proportions.

Here's three elegant ways you can wear the trend!

Product details:

Office Look: Fitted Blazer: H&M | Ivory Lacy Insert Shirt: Dorothy Perkins | Knife Pleat Midi Skirt: ASOS | Audra Ankle Strap Pump: Sole Society | Gold and Pink Watch: Olivia Burton | Handbag: H&M

Weekend Look: Denim Jacket: House of Fraser | Tank Top: TopShop | Knife Pleat Midi Skirt: ASOS | Tassel Necklace: TopShop | Woven Sandals: Sole Society | Cross Body Bag: ASOS

Nighttime Look: Shawl: Lorena Antoniazzi | Crop Top: TopShop | Knife Pleat Midi Skirt: ASOS | Heeled Sandals: ASOS | Clutch: Daily Look | Hoops: H&M | Bracelets: H&M