Hi ladies, it’s Anna from Fash Boulevard again. One of the most frequent style questions that I get asked is how to pull off a flattering midi skirt ensemble. “I’m not tall enough or thin enough” seem to be the most popular concerns. And trust me, I know exactly where you’re coming from. It took me several prolonged style sessions in the fitting room before I finally got the guts to purchase my first midi skirt. Sure, this girlie and classy skirt is perfect for bridal showers, baby showers, and weddings. But if you don’t feel comfortable and stylish, what’s the point?
Below are three of my favorite midi skirts currently on the market and a few tips on how to achieve maxim flattery when rocking them…
Printed Lady Length Skirt
skirt – LuLu*s, top – LC Lauren Conrad, heels – ShoeDazzle, clutch – Prima Donna
A key component to achieving a visually pleasing printed midi look is a simple top. This mixed media top from the LC Lauren Conrad collection at Kohl’s is an ideal match, due to the subtle crochet detailing on the shoulders and collar, which add a pop of interest without competing with your midi’s print.
Style tip: Say “no” to closed toe heels. In order to balance out the extra fabric, less is more when it comes to footwear. Unless you have legs for days, I suggest opting for a heeled sandal. You’ll be shocked how much more slimming the whole look instantly becomes.
Solid Colored Midi Skirt
skirt – LuLu*s, heels – LC Lauren Conrad, top – Old Navy, sunglasses – Vogue Eyewear, bag – Hearts, phone case – Nunuco Design Co.
A full volume midi evokes the ultimate ‘70s ladylike look. When styling a solid colored skirt, try incorporating a subtle print into your top to balance the proportions. A classic stripe is always the safest bet. When it comes to sleeves, I strongly suggest avoiding any top that exceeds a three quarter length sleeve for maximum flattery.
Style tip: This one may seem a bit silly, but for stomach conscious ladies, it’s a total game changer! If your skirt comes with a sash belt, wear the ribbon so that the bow falls in the front, instead of the back or side. The added detail will distract from any insecurities.
Mid-Calf Hemline Pencil Skirt
skirt – Xoxo, heels – LC Lauren Conrad, top – Cynthia Rowley, denim jacket – Forever21 (similar here), handbag – Prima Donna
For those of you who love to show off your curves, a calf-skimming pencil skirt is a fabulous option for you. To elongate your figure, I suggest finding a pencil skirt that sits an inch or two below your bust.
Style tip: Layering on a denim jacket or structured blazer is a terrific way to balance a hip hugging pencil skirt and give the illusion that your waist is smaller than it is.
Do you have any midi skirt styling tricks?
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