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

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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.

Adam Katz Sinding

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.

Bi-Colour Stretch-Wool Pleated-Front Skirt

$2,042

Proenza Schouler

Pleated Glitter Dress

$1,795

Lela Rose

Pleated Metallic Cotton-Blend Midi Skirt

$1,295

Lela Rose

If You're Petite

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

High-Waisted Wool-Blend Midi Skirt

$441

Carven

Strapless Front Slit Dress

$2,595

Jason Wu

If You're Tall

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

Honeycomb Stretch-Knit Midi Skirt

$360

Jonathan Simkhai

Buttoned Pleated Wool Midi Skirt

$662

Muveil

Draped Stretch Wool-Blend Midi Dress

$2,950

Victoria Beckham

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.

Color-Block Crepe Dress

$2,510

Marni

Lily Appliqued Organza Dress

$4,265

Michael Van Der Ham

If You're Curvy

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

Striped Band Dress

$1,220

Christopher Kane

Satin-Crepe Dress

$1,295

Jason Wu

Fitted Printed Dress

$332

Andrea Marques

If You're Top Heavy

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

Jolane Guipure Lace Skirt

$480

Maje

Paneled Embroidered Tulle Midi Dress

$1,775

Jonathan Simkhai