We’re loving the trend for midi dresses and skirts this spring time. Not too short and not too long – this is a versatile piece which can be dressed right up or pared down with ease, taking you from desk to dinner in minutes. It’s also great for this transitional season as the days warm up but a chill still lurks in the air, since you can layer the midi to your heart’s content. Whether you go for pleats, an A-line silhouette or something a little slinkier, we’re convinced there’s something for everyone with this classic hemline. So, what’s it to be?
Fifties Screen Siren
Oh la la! Naturally, Taylor Swift carries off the midi look with sheer nineteen-fifties elegance: nipped in waist, bold colorful print and an A-line skirt. This look is Audrey Hepburn, Jackie O and Grace Kelly, all rolled into one. Nude leather peep-toe heels add a modern edge to this vintage ensemble, which Tay Tay accessorises with her trademark red lips and side swept fringe. The midi was truly made for this gal!
We couldn’t possibly write about the midi without mentioning our favorite Middleton now, could we? On her Royal tour of India and Bhutan last month, Kate’s wardrobe was full of demure-length dresses and several gorgeous midis. Our favorite, however, has to be this Alexander McQueen creation – natch. A peplum top with three-quarter sleeves and a gathered neckline (a signature Kate silhouette) with a bold ethnic print. Its skirt featured an inverted front pleat – another one of Kate’s preferred details – and she accessorised with her trademark LK Bennett pumps in nude, and a beige suede Curvy Clutch from British institution, Russell and Bromley.
For an edgier, hipster take on the midi look, do like style Queen Alexa Chung does, and make yours denim. Go for a button-down skirt with a slightly flared silhouette and stripes up top, smarten up with a narrow pencil skirt or have fun in a dungaree-dress. Style up with biker ankle boots or strappy heeled sandals, or dress it down with a pair of Superga sneakers or Birkenstocks. Alexa loves a midi skirt with a tucked-in T-shirt, and she pulls on a chunky, oversize sweater for chillier days.
We think the midi dress looks super cute in brown suede, too. The dungaree top half is playful and trendy – a look being adopted all over the hippest corners of London right now. Add a plain white silk blouse – buttoned to the top – and a pair of strappy wedge heels and you’re channelling a groovy seventies look that’s part Marcia Brady, part Poppy Delevingne. Flower power!
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