One of my “go-to” items of clothing is the skirt. I adore wearing skirts because I think they are much more comfortable than pants and twice as elegant. I have quite a collection of skirts and my favorite length is between the knee and the lower calf, commonly known as the “midi” skirt. I noticed they were trending this past winter, and it looks like this will continue on through the spring and summer, and even into next fall! But some women are concerned that this is a difficult length to wear. It can be a little bit dowdy if you get your proportions off, so I put together a video showing you how to wear a midi skirt. I mention in the video that I like my skirts to end right about where my calf starts below the knee. This is a shorter “midi” length, but because I am only 5’3″, it works on my body. For those who are taller, they can wear their skirts quite long!
For example, this woman appears to be quite tall and thin. Her skirt is long and looks exquisite on her. On me I would look a bit like a little girl playing dress up with her mother’s clothing.
I just remembered I had this shot of me in a longer length skirt. It isn’t terrible, but I think taking a few inches off the bottom would be much more flattering on my frame.
Here is a perfect example of how length can really affect the look of your outfit. You will notice the grey skirt on the left isn’t nearly as flattering as the white skirt on the right. This is an example of how a midi skirt can look “dowdy” because it is too long. I also think a midi skirt should be worn with a little heel or higher, not a sneaker like in the first picture. It just gives your legs a little extra oomph. The white skirt on the right looks fantastic on the model. The length is only a few inches shorter, but it makes a world of difference. The legs are a little more exposed, and the shoes don’t cut the legs off at the ankle, making her gams look longer. (Be sure to check out this gal’s Etsy store. She has some really cute plus sized vintage clothing. HERE)
So if you are like me and love a skirt, try a midi skirt this season. Just make sure the length hits you in a flattering way.
The skirt in the video can be purchased HERE.