The subtle appeal in mid-length skirts seems unarguable. However, their under-the-knee or calf length has been many times labeled as only formal or office appropriate. After seasons of being ranked as a revamped fashion must-have, we know better and rather ask ourselves what has changed.
With a solid retro vibe trending at fashion houses, mid-length skirts continue to take force as a classic yet super-stylish silhouette that will see itself throughout the end of the year. Runways propose slight twists in design, appropriate for both older and younger women, leaving the classic glamour and femininity intact.
Aside from regular pencil and A-line skirts, big exaggerated pleats are all the buzz right now. They have made a strong comeback, which will surely be seen adorning Vegas’ window displays.
Skirts in sheer and heavier versions in neutral and dark tones are both trending. Natural materials and fabrics such as suede, silk, cotton, light and heavy wools, and other synthetic fused materials make up the wide array of skirts you can choose to explore. Do not fear contrasting volumes and fabrics overlaid; the depth of layers in some styles adds to the garment’s allure. Notice how long hemlines are all about creating a focal point by drawing attention the right way.
Big fans may quickly undust their midi skirts or continue to wear a favorite spring-summer version. A charming pencil or A-line skirt is exquisite beyond measure and can be the perfect choice to look well put together and elegant, even if borrowed from a previous season. Whichever mid-length silhouette you prefer, they all go perfectly with a structured and tucked-in blouse or top. This is the key to keeping the balance in the silhouette.
For smaller women, who worry about looking shorter, heels or wedges are the way to go. Taller women can wear heels or flats and still look chic. If you are feeling fun and plan to enjoy the weekend outdoors, create some impact by contrasting a flowy hemline and sneakers to add a sporty groove.
Either way you choose, mid-length skirts allow you to make a statement without having to go over the top. Their layers, volume or the way pencil styles hug a woman’s body can be ladylike, conservative and cool all in one. The key to keeping it classy is wearing simple accessories and paring with basics, as well.
Add a belt to your waist to make it look smaller. Hop on a pair of heels and wear some bright lipstick to match or contrast your skirt choice. Flaunt one of the trendiest chameleonic silhouettes and never worry about the length, as mid-hemmed styles are now displayed as some of the trendiest pieces to buy for the season.