The midi skirt is up there with the most versatile items in any wardrobe. You can wear it to the office or on the dance floor with equal aplomb, and therein lies the magic. With just a few styling tweaks, there are infinite ways to wear a good midi skirt. Kim Kardashian West’s favoured ensemble of a crop top and curve-hugging midi is, of course, one option, while Giovanna Engelbert’s fashion week go-to—a flowing pleated skirt and tucked-in T-shirt—has already inspired hundreds of re-creations on social media. Then you’ve got all the layering options: over jeans, under long cosy jumpers, and even on top of dresses.
Intrigued? Keep scrolling for our guide on how to wear a midi skirt through any season, plus the latest shopping picks you’ll need to re-create the look.
Layered Over Tights
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Not sure if a midi skirts work over tights? We’re here to tell you that they do, and it’s a great way to style your skirt through autumn and winter. Go for semisheer tights rather than full opaques to break things up with a suggestion of skin.
Now we’ve all got to grips with the dresses over jeans concept, it’s time to revisit the whole skirt-over-trousers thing. A layered midi feels edgier than a mini (let’s never go back there), while flowing, sheer fabric can help things from looking too overloaded.
Yes, skirts over dresses work, provided you pay attention to shapes. Don’t go for anything too bulky in the dress department, and if you can flash the double-hem with a cleverly placed side split, you get extra style points.
Offset the unexpected touch of leaving a longline shirt untucked by opting for an exquisite cut. On paper, it should look unkempt, but if you pay attention to shapes, you’ll nail a fresh take on workwear.
It’s become a fashion week uniform for Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert, and it’s entirely translatable for all seasons. In the summer choose a brightly coloured skirt, slogan tee and sandals. Come winter, opt for metallic pleats and ankle boots.
If clashing isn’t your thing, embrace the co-ords trend with a matching midi and jacket. When you’re doing bold head-to-toe prints, the cut becomes even more noticeable, so opt for well-tailored pieces to keep this looking sharp.
Victoria Beckham has owned this look for several years now, but it still packs serious style power. Sleek sock boots layered under a flowing midi skirt looks effortlessly chic. It’ll keep you warm too!
If you’re not particularly long limbed, the midi skirt can sometimes hit your legs at an unflattering length. Combat the effect by opting for elegant flat shoes that still allow for a little skin on show. Slingbacks, mules or chic sliders will work.