You may be forgiven for thinking midi-length outfits were a thing of the past – you’d be wrong! Forget any preconceptions you may have because there are midis out there that are simply stunning and the look is back with a vengeance!
The midi – a hemline that falls just below the knee and nicely above the lower calf gives a girl the chance to show off her ladylike side, and she can do it with flair and style. There are ways to make a midi turn from quite conservative to sexy and flirty in a few easy steps – and they work every time if you get it right from the tip of your head to your well shod toes.
Punk up the Look with Leather
One of the sexiest ways to punk up a midi length outfit is to add a touch of leather to the look – a wide belt, a tight fitting leather midi skirt with a pair of stylish wedge shoes work perfectly with a midi length dress or skirt.
Create a Retro 40′s Look
Tighter, form fitting midi length skirts were all the trend in the forties – scarves work well with the look and not forgetting that tucked in blouse that gives a definite Audrey Hepburn appeal to your look. There’s a French touch that’s so appealing especially when matched up with a stylish pair of higher heeled court shoes – think open toes!
Delicately Feminine & Ladylike
If you want to create a more feminine and ladylike look, midi length skirts and dresses give you the perfect foundation to work on. Choose fun, speckled prints, Moschino and Balenciaga designs are perfect – if you’ve got a fuller figure, go for a looser a-line silhouette with an ever so slightly longer length – it’s the ideal choice, the all round winner – it’s cool in more ways than one.
Create a Flared 50′s Look
Flared silhouettes were all the rage in the fifties – it’s a great look for today that suits most figures – it’s one style that’s universally flattering especially with the right footwear. With such a great choice of shoe designs from sandals to ankle boots and everything in between – getting it right can be fun. Why not think about a pair of Moda in Pelle ladies sandals, something strappy, elegant and easy to wear?
Create a Look That Suits Your Body Shape
Wearing midi-length frocks and skirts takes careful planning. You need to take your body shape and height very much into consideration. Shorter ladies need to think about wearing a midi just above or a tad below the knee whereas taller girls can get away with any length – but never too long or you might be heading for a more maxi look. The length you choose will make or break the look you want to achieve – which means full length mirrors at the ready!
Matching Colours Makes It!
Matching up a midi length skirt takes a little thought – bold coloured skirts with neutral tops work well together. If you like a fuller or pleated midi skirt then choose a top with a simple design – the contrast is perfect. One great choice of tops to wear with midi skirts is a crew neck sweater – it’s a hot look on those cool spring days and evenings.
Choose Your Footwear with Care
Midi length outfits look fab with heels – they lengthen legs. If you like a fuller silhouette, you could choose lower heels with strappy designs – Moda in Pelle ladies sandals are a perfect choice. If you want to go a little more grunge, then choose a pair of flat or low heeled ankle boots, add a leather bomber jacket to complete the look.