In case you weren’t already aware, the term midi means half way between the knee and ankle. Personally, I love this length for skirts and dresses as I’m not one who likes to show off my legs. However, it can be a bit tricky to pull off for shorter gals like myself. In fact, some fashion experts would say I should avoid this length altogether due to my height. Here are a few rules I follow when wearing the midi length:
- Find shoes that elongate the leg, if you are going for a strappy heel, keep it simple, nothing clunky.
- Try to make sure that the length hits above the thickest part of the calf.
- Give your waist definition, cinch the dress with a belt!
Below are my top picks for midi length skirts and dresses.
Polished Pleated Midi Skirt in Burgundy Modcloth $69. I love the color of this high-waist and pleated midi skirt. Perfect skirt for transitioning into fall.
Snake Print Skirt Zara $49. Animal print will be one of fall’s biggest trends and this Zara skirt is nothing short of amazing. I love how they have paired it with an over-sized sweater, which will be perfect once the weather gets cooler. For now, you could pair it with a fitted tee or top.
Zebra Print Pleated Midi Wrap Skirt Topshop $75 This Topshop option has to be my favorite. Not only is it zebra print but it is a wrap skirt with pleats and a tie waist!
Wayf Blouson Midi Dress Nordstrom $69 I got this dress in the Navy Maritime Floral color and I absolutely adore it. I styled mine with low perforated booties and a long necklace (pictured). I am a sucker for florals and this dress actually comes in multiple color options. I love the fit so much I’m thinking about getting it in another color.
Pleasantville Striped Button Up Midi Dress Vici $72 This rust and white striped dress is a perfect color for fall and I love the button down neckline and tie sleeves.
Short Flutter Sleeve Midi Dress Target $35 This Who What Wear find from Target is a steal! It’s moody black floral option is perfect for a more formal occasion like a fall wedding.
The options are endless for midi length skirts and dresses and these are all winners in my book!