Hitting somewhere between the knee and the ankle, the midi skirt has long been dismissed as unflattering for anyone under 6-foot-tall. Turns out all you need is some savvy styling to pull it off with aplomb (which is great, because the demure length allows you to be more adventurous with everything else in your outfit). Think a high-waisted style with a crop top to draw the eye upwards, or a leg-baring slit to break up the longer hemline. Here, three ways to style the length du jour into your work, weekend and date night wardrobes.
We don't recommend a sheer peekaboo shirt for the office, but the slit-front midi skirt and polka-dot blouse pairing is classic and professional.
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Slit-Front Midi & A Polka Dot Blouse
For The Weekend
A floaty, knife-pleat midi skirt could skew too girly, but balanced with menswear brogues and a sweatshirt it becomes downtown-appropriate.
Pleated Midi & A Sweatshirt
For Date Night
A sleeveless crop top and a high-waisted midi skirt looks sexy without being over the top. The addition of sky-high heels and a chain-strap mini bag make the ensemble ideal for date night.