I love skirts … The fitted sheath, the flattering A line, the mini pleated style, the high low version( I’d probably give the mini skirt a miss)……and now I have found yet another skirt to obsess over – The MIDI/ TEA length skirt( thanks in part to mad men i am guessing). It is a little tricky to get it right, but you might want to give it a try seeing how many things it can do for you – A lady like demeanor, plenty of movement and obviously a great alternative for those not blessed with thin pins:) Here are a few things to keep in mind before buying yours.
1. Length is key – both your legs’ and the skirts’. Taller women can get away with pretty much any length, but shorter ones( like me) should make sure the skirt hits just below the knee and not lower. 2. Create a focal point: Emphasis your natural waistline and create some curves by using a belt. If that isn’t your strong point, use a piece of statement jewelry – a chunky necklace to move the eye in a different direction.3. Stay Well – heeled: I dont wear heels unless I have to and give them a miss everytime I can. 🙂 But as some one who’s only 5’4″ the midi skirt warrants some added height, pair your skirt with a pair of comfortbale wedges or pumps. Remember ankle straps don’t do anything for this look.4. Play with the volume: Wearing midi skirts that are too voluminous can make you look squat especially when your body type isn’t a model’s. Doesn’t mean you need to skirt the issue 😛 simply choose a less voluminous variety/ fewer gathers/ pleats around the waistline. 5. Choose the tops wisely:Solid tops or mini prints are the best bet – with a little bit of drape or a simple knit tee. In case you want to go in for larger prints, make sure your skirt is a solid neutral. Light layers can also add interest to the look