Midi skirts aren’t having a moment, they’re here to stay and I am down with that. For a long time I thought they just weren’t for me, I saw them as only being ‘flattering’ on tall willowy figures. Since I put that nonsense out of my head and embraced the midi skirt I’ve fallen in love. They’re really the perfect way to feel a bit fancy when all your doing is going to Tesco and the park. They’re practical, comfortable and can work for day or night.
I thought I’d share some tips for anyone else out there who’s worried they won’t ‘work’ for their figure or wants advice on how to make a midi skirt look casual and fun. My only mini-regret is that I didn’t embrace them sooner.
My Golden Rules for Styling Midi Skirts
- If you’re petite watch the length. Midi can quickly become maxi if you’re under 5’3.
- Let the skirt do the talking. Pick a bold colour, print or patterns and keep the rest of your outfit understated.
- If you’re curvy I think a skirt with pleats looks and feels fantastic.
- Bare legs look best. By all means wear what you like but I really think bare legs are the way to go.
- Tuck your top in or wear a cropped top. This is the most important rule in my opinion. A full, floaty skirt needs to be balanced by tucking your top in to the waist band. French tuck, full tuck or tied in a knot – experiment and see what works best for you.
Lots of style gurus (not me) say you should always wear heels or pointed flats with a midi skirt to elongate your legs. Whilst this definitely does look great for me it’s not that practical. I need to be able to keep up with a three year old on a scooter and a cocker spaniel so it’s boots or trainers for me! My trusty Dr Martens are still going strong and I’ve had them two years now – if you’re thinking of investing in a pair of boots as tough as motherhood I really rate them. Love The Sales have lots of discounts on Dr Martens so hopefully you can bag a bargain there.
If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know I love a graphic tee / midi skirt combo but there are lots of other options too. A fine knit jumper, a blouse or off the shoulder top all look wonderful. The great thing about midi skirts is you can make them look casual or easily dress them up for date night. I did rather well in the Marks and Spencer sale recently so my midi skirt collection is steadily growing! I can see myself wearing them for years as I feel fab and am really comfortable.
Have you worn a midi skirt before? If not have I tempted you to try one?
Here’s a few more photos from a recent day out and Inch Abbey, if you’d like to indulge me…