Over the last few years, women have chosen to stay away from a full, long skirt. Its leg-shortening, dowdy reputation has kept them from our closets, but the 1950s-inspired silhouette has gotten a makeover this spring to make us reconsider.
Embracing the midi skirt’s lady-like semblance, designers such as Prada, Alice + Olivia, Christian Dior, Rebecca Minkoff and Celine have sent their models down the runways in midis of all kinds. Fabrics such as tulle, lace, chiffon and silk are decorated in florals, jacquards, plaids and polka dots.
The midi runs below the knee to mid-calf and is usually made with a high waist line. The flowingly demure and versatile silhouette complements almost all body types as it hides hips and emphasizes a small waist. It also creates shape on a slimmer figure. To avoid looking retro while still highlighting the classic elegance of the skirt, designers, bloggers and fashionistas have been pairing their fuller midis with contradictory, modern pieces such as form-fitting, skin-baring tops, statement heels and edgy accessories.
Whether you pair yours with a blazer and a blouse at the office or join with a sensuous and sleeveless crop top at a cocktail party, this feminine, fun and flattering trend is a must-have for every young professional lady this spring.
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