Midi Skirts: How To Find The One That Works For You

Midi skirts are everywhere, from runways to red carpets, but they aren’t exactly flattering. I recall pairing a cream midi skirt with an oversize white turtleneck thinking I was the epitome of Celine-inspired chic only to elicit grandma cliches from my boyfriend and the bouncer at my local sports bar. I learned two things that day. First, know your audience. Second, find the version of the style that works for you. Here, the stylists of Rachel Zoe Studio spilled their tips for pulling off the tricky trend.

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If You Have A Boyish Figure

Accordian pleats are your friend. The movement-inducing fabric helps to enhance your minimal curves. Extra points for light-reflecting lurex.

If You're Petite

The midi length can drown petites. Opt for styles with front slits to elongate your shorter frame.

If You're Tall

Congratulations, this trend was made for you. Add extra interest with button detailing and asymmetrical hemlines.

If You're Broad Shouldered

Opt for styles with a fluted hemline to balance your broad-shoulders. Prints, twists and color blocking all serve to distract attention from problem areas.

If You're Curvy

A body-hugging midi silhouette will skim your curves and create one long line.

If You're Top Heavy

Stay covered up top and opt for styles with sheer detailing towards the hemline to draw the eye down.