Mini, maxi, mini, maxi — for seasons past it seemed like there were only two types of hem lengths we could choose from. So when the traditional length midi skirt started popping up everywhere after what seemed like decades of absence, we were a little stumped. Could these modest length skirts be here to stay? Or is it another fad wave that’s here today, gone tomorrow — think high-rise skirts. Still, there’s something classic and charming about these A-line beauties. And with the holiday season literally around the corner, it’s probably time for you to consider investing in one (okay, maybe two or three) .
The holidays mean a social calendar full of cocktail parties, dinner get-togethers, and office parties. This year, instead of making an appearance in the annual glittery cocktail dress or sequin top, go for a fresh new look that’s a little out-of-the-box. A midi skirt is the perfect way to dress the part, without trying too hard. Here are 6 styles to get your creative juices flowing:
1. BCBGMAXAZRIA Skirt – Elsa Sunburst Pleated Faux Leather, $228
If you still think that these knee-flirting skirts are a little too grandma for your style, update the look with a touch of leather. This tough girl fabric adds a touch of edge to any look.
2. Tibi Simona Jacquard Midi Skirt, $395
A luxe midi skirt full of volume is the perfect look for a fancy Christmas party. Finish the look with a basic tee and a statement necklace, and you’re sure to be the belle of any ball.
3. Burberry London Silk-Blend Striped Skirt, $550
If you’re really craving a way to ring in the holiday season in glitzy style, a gold-accented skirt is the way to go. Pile on gold jewels to accent the skirt’s festive hue and you’ve got a look that more than party appropriate.
4. Oscar de la Renta Silk & Wool Larimar Print Skirt, $1,490
A loud print is probably the most traditional way midi skirts were done. To tone down the look, add a simple blouse on top.
5. Marni Metallic Plissé Skirt, $550
If it’s a romantic look you’re craving, lace is the way to go. Play up the feminine fabric with touches of lace and silk, for a look that a little flirty and very modern.
6. Jean Paul Gaultier Tiered Midi Skirt, $325
For a more casual look, layer a cozy knit sweater over a gauzy skirt. The contrasting fabrics work together to create a winter chic look.
– Laurie Espino
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