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4 Ways to Wear a Midi Skirt Without Looking Like Your Grandma

The retro look is back with a vengeance this fall and, as cute as they are on Mad Men, the longer lengths on this season’s midi skirts can appear tricky to pull off if you aren’t the tea-taking type. This really could not be further from the truth! Midi skirts can make you look polished, classy, and even a little femme fatale with very little work. Want to know how to work it? Here’s how.

Style #1: Choose a length that is flattering on you. Lengths can vary from just below the knee to mid-calf. While a longer length might flatter a taller girl, someone more petite may find herself looking a little overwhelmed and should pick a higher hemline to elongate her body.

Style #2: Find an interesting pattern or material. Tulle midis can make you look ephemeral and classic, while an interesting plaid or print can make you look ultra-modern and edgy. Pick whatever fits with your personal style so you know you will actually wear it. Nothing is worse than buying a trend piece only to leave it sitting in your closet forever.

Style #3: Both of this season’s popular cuts are flattering, so mix it up! A longer pencil skirt is low-key sexy while a fuller skirt is sweet and demure. Experiment with both styles!

Style #4: Style it! If you’re wearing a long length, leave the top a little sexier. Show off your shoulders or collarbone. A peek-a-boo back is an equally chic option. Finish off with classic accessories, make-up, and hair a la Joan Holloway and you are set to take the world by storm!


About Mallika Dhaliwal

Mallika Dhaliwal is a freshman at the University of Southern California who hopes to major in the scope of human knowledge since she can't seem to make her mind up about which discipline she loves the most. She knows, however, that she loves fashion, people, stories, and a variety of fine and performing arts, and wants to visit every continent before she turns 35. Mallika enjoys old movies, classic novels, dressing up, tea parties, indie music, European and art history, theater-going, and especially traveling.

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This entry was posted on September 11, 2011 by in Fashion and tagged , , , , , , .
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