My signature skirt in college was definitely a mini skirt – pour one out for the spandex fold over bottoms I had in every color. If you had told me that a midi skirt would become one of my favorite styles, I would have laughed in your face and said something like “I’d never be caught dead in a knee length skirt.” Well the times have changed, and my collection of midi skirts is growing. I’ve worn this white skirt countless times this summer and I definitely plan on wearing this fun island-inspired piece from the ModCloth IRL pop up quite a few more times before fall rolls around.
Since I’m fairly petite (5’4″) there are some key things I keep in mind when I’m shopping for and styling the longer pieces so that they don’t overwhelm my frame. If you’re looking to add some own midi skirts to your collection, here are my tips!
- High-waisted cuts are the most flattering. The shape of the skirts are so voluminous that the high cuts help further define your waist and show off your shape
- Since you’ve covered up on the bottom, crop tops are my favorite thing to pair with a midi! HM has a plethora of crop tops that are under $10 and are usually the perfect length to show a thin silver of skin
- If you want to make the look work appropriate, be sure to tuck in your top or tie up the ends of a button down to define your waist
- For my height, skirts that hit right below the knee are the most flattering. Unless you’re wearing a body-con midi, I wouldn’t go any further than two inches under your knee to avoid looking frumpy
- Add some height and lengthen your legs with a heel – sandals just don’t have the same effect
- Go crazy with fun prints! It doesn’t really show up in these pictures, but my top is actually striped and I loved pairing a pattern on top with a printed skirt
- POCKETS! This isn’t really a tip, but for some reason all of my midi skirts are equipped with pockets, and who doesn’t love a pocket in a dress or skirt?
Skirt | ModCloth
Top | ZARA (similar)
Shoes | Vestique (similar)