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.
Pleated Glitter Dress
Bi-Colour Stretch-Wool Pleated-Front Skirt
Pleated Metallic Cotton-Blend Midi Skirt
If You're Petite
The midi length can drown petites. Opt for styles with front slits to elongate your shorter frame.
Strapless Front Slit Dress
High-Waisted Wool-Blend Midi Skirt
If You're Tall
Congratulations, this trend was made for you. Add extra interest with button detailing and asymmetrical hemlines.
Draped Stretch Wool-Blend Midi Dress
Honeycomb Stretch-Knit Midi Skirt
Buttoned Pleated Wool Midi Skirt
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
Lily Appliqued Organza Dress
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
Fitted Printed Dress
If You're Top Heavy
Stay covered up top and opt for styles with sheer detailing towards the hemline to draw the eye down.
Paneled Embroidered Tulle Midi Dress
Jolane Guipure Lace Skirt
Midi Skirts: How To Find The One That Works For You