If there's one thing I love, it's romance. And this season, love is in the air. The ‘New Romantics’ is amongst the many trends to be followed, including the perfect mix of lace, pleats, perforated eyelet detail and, of course, ruffles.
Over the decades, women’s fashion has slowly shifted from away from the elegant, tailored styles identified with some of the most sought-after women from the Glamour Era, to more cool, relaxed fits, modernly known as street style. Though I am undeniably a denim, tee and kicks enthusiast, it’s a breath of fresh air to empower oneself through the one thing that no one can take from us – our femininity.
There are so many ways to wear this skirt, but I styled it with a plain, white silk blouse to keep it simple and focus more on the print. Though my style isn't always the most practical, because I consider everyday a costume party, I do believe that less is more is the key to achieving the ultimate sophisticated look. The ruffle detail adds a twist on the beloved midi skirt.
Since midi skirts remade their debut in the late 2000s, they’ve only gotten increasingly popular, and they’re not going away anytime soon!
Why is this good news?
Midi skirts instantly add a sophisticated element to any outfit. Aside from a blazer, this is one of the most important staples to have in your closet for any occasion.
“I can’t pull off midi skirts because I’m short.”
This is probably one of the biggest myths that so many women believe. Tailoring makes a huge difference in the overall look of any outfit. The midi style looks great on every body type, but there are certain tricks if you lack those extra inches that create an opposing and very flattering illusion. Not to mention they accentuate your curves in the right places (even if you’re tiny like me). I've provided some useful tips that apply to every body type on how to make midi skirts fit perfectly on you.
#1. LENGTH! When most women try on midi skirts, they’re instantly turned off by the fact that the skirt hits them mid-calf, making them feel shorter than they are. The trick is all in the length. I recommend right above the mid-calf area, which elongates the leg by drawing attention to a slimmer part. Keep in mind that many skirts, pants and dresses are made longer in order to accommodate all heights, because tailoring is always an option. Though it may seem like a hassle, investing in a good tailor is totally worth having your clothes look their best on you!
#2. STYLE!The beauty is that there are so many options available to you. If you’re not comfortable in fitted skirts, not to worry! Another great style, which is one of my personal favorites, is the A-line skirt. Any height, shape or size can rock this and look fabulous!
#3. SHOES!The midi length can be a little heavy, so avoid chunky heels. Strappy heels or point toes are always the best way to elongate the legs. Shop mine here& more affordable here. Strappy heels here& here.
#4. BELT IT!Waist belts instantly slim the waist. Invest in a few different colors to give yourself options.
I styled my top with a lace bra to play on the lace trend. It adds a touch of sexy without being too much, since the rest of the outfit is fairly conservative.
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If you don't like venturing out into the latest trends because you feel that it's not you, or you simply won't get use out of it, keep in mind that it's okay to start small. You don't have to get the biggest ruffles on the market. A little detail goes a long way.
Do you love or hate midi skirts?
Which midi style is your favorite (fitted or A-line)?
Are you loving ruffles and lace for spring?
If you have tips on how you style midi skirts, or any other thoughts, please share below in the comments! I want to know what you guys think!
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