Midi Skirts: 3 Modern Ways To Wear The On-Trend Length

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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.

For Work

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.

Photos: Vanessa Jackman

Slit-Front Midi & A Polka Dot Blouse

Leather Pouch

$135

Comme des Garcons

Polka Dot Blouse

$57

Dorothy Perkins

Midi Skirt

$309

Giuliana Romanno

Lace Up Heels

$85

Chelsea and Zoe

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

Blane Backpack

$590

Mackage

3989 Brogue Shoe

$144

Dr. Martens

Guipure Lace Paneled Cotton Blend Sweatshirt

$495

3.1 Phillip Lim

Pleated Midi Skirt

$70

Topshop

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.

High-Waisted Midi & A Crop Top

Black Box Pleat Skirt

$80

Mini Soleil Shoulder Bag

$674

3.1 Phillip Lim

Wild Thing Sandal

$785

Aquazzura

Cropped Top

$150

T by Alexander Wang