I must admit, when I first was introduced to the midi trend in 2014, I was a bit nervous. I thought, you have to be tall and thin to pull off this look… there is no way my squatty little body can flatter a midi skirt! Despite my doubts, I scooped up several “of-the-moment” midis on my recent buying trip to New York. I felt confident that this is an edgy trend young women in El Paso are going to love!
The first skirt to arrive at Tres was a pleated T-length midi with a matching crop top. It sold out immediately! At that moment, (even though I’m only 5’2), I knew I HAD to try out the stylish contour of this silhouette! The look made me feel very “Mad Men.” Which I loved! The retro 50’s Mad Men feel was way before my generation but I couldn’t help but note how ironic it is when trends come back around.
I think midi skirts are so comfortable and elegant and can be worn in a variety of ways. In my last post, I mentioned the current trend regarding A-line, circle and pencil skirts. I’ve given all three of these midis a try and here are my findings:
The skin tight midi is definitely a show stopper! It accentuates a lady’s curves and gives length to the body. It’s so specific, however, that after all of my try-ons with clients and friends, I realized that the skin tight version looks best on someone who’s definitely taller and leaner.
The A-line, although a little more relaxed, I have found to also be a bit more elegant. You can pair this style with a fitted top (seen above Phoebe Couture) to accentuate your waist and hide the rest. I decided this look was the best on me and my height. Although anyone can wear it, it was my favorite take on the midi trend because of its versatility and can be elegant yet playful at the same time.
Lastly, the circle midi, which is similar to a ballgown, is a silhouette I recommend wearing with very high heels. Height brings life to the look and in this case, I recommend the higher the better!
I was pleasantly surprised by how much fun I had exploring this fun and flirty new trend— truly the ideal skirt length for every body… Including yours!