Midi skirts are underrated. In fact, they’re one of the most wearable, transitional, throw-on-and-go items in your arsenal. Or, at least, they should be.
Midi Skirt Styling
With the same midi skirt, you can prune down or pile on the jewels, style it for day or for night, and feel both tailored and whimsy at the same time. How many other wardrobe items can you say that about? Our guess is not many.
Styling Tips! With a midi skirt hitting you anywhere from mid-calf to ankle, it’s a more conservative silhouette right off the bat, allowing for a wider range of wear than a micro mini might. That said, between opting for light-catching sequin materials, up-to-there slits, or asymmetric shapes, you can still take that longer line and make it feel youthful and fun. It’s equally fit for a day at the office as it is after-hours drinks with friends.
Though your gateway into the trend might very well be the black silk midi skirt, the world is your oyster when it comes to choices. Go crisp cotton, sultry satin, boho-inspired lace or eyelet too!
Including all that and more, shop the best midi skirt options of the season, right here.
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For a real splurge and party-ready look, shop Miu Miu, who always does a colorful embellishment best. This midi skirt is ready to go, with little more than a T-shirt needed—even for a late-night event!
With a subtle asymmetric hem, this is one of the most flattering midi skirts on the list. Style it with a bodysuit for summer and transition to a chunky cashmere knit, come fall. No matter how you wear this midi skirt, you’ll immediately fall in love.
Make a statement in red with this midi silk skirt that cascades down from your waist with little fanfare, but a whole lot of pop. Style it best summer walking sandals.
For a crisp shirting feel, slip into a knife-pleat midi made of cotton poplin, just like your favorite button-down shirt. This midi skirt style from Erdem certainly checks all of the boxes.
Take a look back into your schoolgirl days, shopping for a midi skirt with that pleated, preppy look. Complete with a thick side belt, it’s part tailored uniform and part British grunge, all rolled into one.
Go sleek with leather, shopping a five-pocket design that makes it feel a little bit more casual than another silhouette might. With an up-to-there slit in the front, you can style this midi skirt to feel more corporate or sultry, depending on what you pair it with on top.
When you can’t decide whether you want to go fully midi, try out this Sacai wrap midi skirt that gives you a little bit of both worlds. Open to one side, you get just the smallest peek at a mini, while remaining longer around the rest of your frame.
Tap into your inner animal desire with a leopard print midi skirt that, while printed, feels like a neutral when mixed into your everyday wardrobe. Though you can certainly style the bottom with a solid top, you can also print mix like a pro with stripes, florals, and more.
Go boho with a white cotton midi skirt complete with inset lace detailing. It will make you feel like a true flower child, running through the gardens of the 1960s. Style it with summer hats.
Transport yourself to the Italian coast with this bright yellow and white striped wrap skirt. With a ruffle trip and bow-tie waist, it’s a bold look with a little bit of feminine detail to go along with.
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One of the top wardrobe essentials, no matter the season, is a solid silk black midi skirt. By day, you can style it with a cotton T-shirt and by night, with a coordinated silk cami, thin cashmere knit, or even a structured bustier. Consider it the little black dress of midi skirts: the canvas upon which everything else is painted.
The ‘90s are alive and well, especially by way of denim skirts. This season, instead of the cutoff mini silhouette, try out a midi skirt line that hits at mid-calf, with a slit up the front for movement.
For the cover-up that works just as well in your post-beach life, Lisa Marie Fernandez has designed a wrap skirt with a subtle check that not only flows as you walk, but also reveals an up-to-there slit on your right side.
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Channel that French Provençal style with a crisp cotton midi skirt that boasts just the right amount of volume that cascades from a double-band gathered waistline.
For a pull-on-and-go midi skirt that will always work, grab this Tory Burch knit bottom. Not only does it hug you in all the right places, hanging in a swinging motion as you walk, but it’s great for those well-traveled girls who want something that packs well, too.
If you love color, then this is the psychedelic midi skirt for you. With a revealing side slit, the contrasting rainbow stripes need little more than a neutral-colored top to ensure that all eyes are on you.
With knife pleats and an elongated ruffle hem, this light blue cotton midi skirt takes the shirting vibe to the next level. Tuck in a white T-shirt and you’re good to go, morning, noon, and night.
If you want something that is truly party-ready, opt for sequins. They catch the light in a way that is largely unmatched, turning all heads as you walk into the room.
Be bold with color when choosing your midi skirt, like this Zimmermann style that plays with coordinated, yet contrasting hues of pink and red, with one bringing out the brightness of the other in a classic striped pattern.
Go whimsy with your midi skirt choice by shopping this full layered tulle bottom in cheery tones of yellow, pink, seafoam, and more.
Throw it back to the ‘90s, where Laura Ashley was a beloved brand, spotted in each and every well-styled closet. Today, the brand is collaborating with Batsheva for a floral capsule that includes a perfect ruffle-hem midi skirt.
Structured silhouettes have met their match with this Alexander McQueen midi skirt. Made of crisp taffeta, it wraps, flares, and creates a work of art that’s spun at a midi length, nipping in at the waist.
Fit is important when it comes to midi skirts: don’t be discouraged if one needs a little bit of hemming to feel just right. The most flattering line falls between mid-calf and ankle, so keep in mind that you might fall in love with a skirt that needs an easy tailoring fix to truly become that just-right fit.
The midi skirt is about to become the new little black dress of the season. Shop our favorites and style them how you please!
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