How to style a midi skirt

Even if you've only read my blog for a few weeks, you'll know that I have an obsession with midi lengths and in particular midi skirts. I often get told that people love them but could never pull them off themselves. Rubbish! Midi skirts are so amazing because they suit everyone - you just need to find the right one. I've got a few pearls of wisdom to pass on.

1. Wear heels or pointed flats
Midi skirts have the nasty habit of looking a bit frumpy. Now I'd love to pull off the off duty look with converse and a midi - it's a fine line - but I can't most of the time. Fair play to those who do! But I feel that a little bit of a heel lifts the skirt from frump to chic. In the winter I love to wear mine with chunky heeled boots. If you can't stomach wearing heels all day then a pair of pointed flats will be perfect. They just make it look a little more polished.

2. Find a length that works for you
There are many types of skirts that are classed as midis on sale. For some companies they come just above the knee and for others they fall down to your calf. I remember feeling very exposed when I popped the above midi on - you could see my knees! The shorter ones are perfect for those who might be a bit on the small side - they won't swamp your frame. Whereas the longer lengths are great for tall ladies.

3. Wear a fitted top
I always wear a fitted top and always tuck it in. I've never been one of these cool cats who can wear a jumper over the top. It's just too much material and does me no favours. Show off your waist if it's your smallest part and you'll create that gorgeous 1950 silhouette.

4. Wear a waist length jacket
Again I find a waist length jacket like a leather biker or a denim jacket works best. It stops at your waist and shows off the skirt in it's full entirety. I find it can cut off your body if it's too much longer. In the winter I try to wear a full length coat - maybe with just the bottom of the skirt peeking out if I'm feeling cheeky. But I never wear a coat that stops halfway down the skirt as I find it not to be very flattering.

Do you have any style tips for midis?

Psssst I find ASOS is the best place to pick up some gorgeous midi skirts - here are a few of my favourites. It's not sponsored, they just take too much of my money.


  1. You are the midi Queen! I always feel like I can't wear them without heels as well.

  2. Excellent tips here babs! Especially since you are the absolute QUEEN of the midi ;) <3 Claire @ Jazzpad

  3. This is such a good post, I love the checked midi! Great styling

    Salt and Chic // UK Fashion Blog

  4. Beautiful skirts and perfect styling.

    X x


    I have recently bought a couple of midis - shocking, I know! - and I needed some advice on how to rock them. Guess I knew all these tips from hanging out with you, but y'know... It's always good to have a little reminder!

    - Elodie x

  6. Love a good midi - these are all gorgeous!

    Em | Hmm maybe...

  7. These are gorgeous - I'm a bit obsessed with midis too! x


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