If you’re tall and thin, you can wear a midi skirt any which way you want and it will probably look gorgeous. The rest of us need a little helping knowing how to wear a midi skirt, without looking frumpalicious.
This post is for us.
I’ve always wanted to sew a midi skirt but I thought it would look frumpy on me. So I did what any good sewing blogger would do: I researched. I looked at lots of body types and skirt lengths and tried to determine what would look good on me. In the process I discovered something: anyone can wear a midi skirt.
How to Wear a Midi Skirt – 5 Must Know Tips.
Maybe you think you can’t wear a midi skirt because you’re too short, or you’re too round, or you don’t have much of a waist. Well I’m here to tell you that not only can you wear a midi skirt, but you absolutely should! Follow these 5 midi skirt tips and you’ll OWN this trend.
The lengths of midi skirts vary widely, but the most universally flattering length is right below the knee.
Photo Credit: Girl With Curves
This length looks good on everyone! Bonus points if the skirt hits the sweet spot where your knee ends and before your calf begins. (You know, that little curve?)
Another length to try is right below the calf. You want your hem to hit the point where your calf is slimming down toward your ankle. You never want a skirt to hit in the widest part of your calf.
Photo Credit: Style Pantry
This length is much more tricky to pull off. It is crucial that you choose the right shoes. Which leads us to…
Shoes will absolutely make or break your look. The trick here is to fool the eye into thinking the leg is as long as possible. Here’s what I mean:
Heels that are open at the ankle are ideal to pair with midi skirts, because as the foot points down it elongates the leg. If you wear a shoe has straps across the ankle, it will cause your legs to look short and stubby. The only way to get away with wearing a strappy shoe with a midi skirt is to wear wedges that are similar to your skin color. See what a difference that makes in the first two photos?
Also, avoid wearing flats. If sky high heels aren’t your thing, find a pointy toe kitten heel in a color similar to your skin color. You’ll look like your legs go on for days!
3. The Waist
A midi skirt should always sit right at your natural waist. If it sits too high it might look like maternity wear, and if it sits too low you’ll look shorter and frumpier. If you don’t have much of a waist, try adding a belt for extra definition!
Here’s the fun part. Anything goes! Midi skirts look amazing in a variety of fabrics and prints, so your only limit is your imagination. Have you been longing to add faux leather to your wardrobe but you weren’t sure how? Now’s your chance!
Neon Clutch Tutorial by Miss Kriss
Keep accessories small and minimal. Your midi skirt is a statement piece, you don’t want anything to outshine it! Try a solid colored clutch or other small purse and one or two pieces of dainty jewelry.
Less is more!
Ready to sew a midi skirt? Here are my favorite midi skirt DIYS:
Now you have all the information you need to rock this trend. Now tell me, will you try it?
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…Happy Sewing!