Since I saw the midi skirts on the runways, I thought they were so stylish. The length is very lady-like, and has a retro feel that can at the same time be so modern. I also knew though, the tea-length can be very tricky, and without the right fit and type of skirt, it can be unflattering. While browsing online, I saw a very uniquely shaped skirt, and went for it. Yesterday, we had an event to attend with my hubby and I made an outfit with my new midi in navy, and loved it. This outfit also got a lot of compliments from my friends at the event which inspired me to share my other finds with you, along with my own styling ( and styling tips) from Saturday afternoon.
Aren’t all the colors, different shapes, and textures of these midis beautiful? My skirt you’ll see below is #6. I am thinking my next purchases will be #3 and #7. I love the stripes on the first and the happy yellow of the second. What do you think? Have you tried tea-lenght skirts?
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What drew me to this navy skirt is the form-fitting waistband, the full skirt with the well placed pleats, and of course the beyond adorable pockets. ( I have a serious thing for pockets in skirts and dresses; can’t resist them)
Style Tip: When choosing midi skirts the most important factor should be finding the most flattering fit for your body type. As a general rule, fitted waistbands work great for a lot of women, as it helps transform the look from frumpy to feminine. I also believe striking a balance with your top is crucial. For instance I chose a strong color, a bright red, to balance out the dark color of the skirt; so it won’t be all washed out. The shape of my top is not too loose or too tight which further balances out the fullness in the skirt. I prefer heels/wedges ( either sandals or pumps) with tea-lenght skirts, especially for petite or average height ladies like myself. (to give you an idea I am 5 5′ ) Although there sure are exceptions, I think this style has a tendency to make women look shorter than they are. Added height helps by pulling the look together, making it glam rather than dowdy. Don’t be afraid of midi’s just find the right one! <3
My top has a slight fullness to it on the sides that help emphasize the lovely waistband of my Harlowe and Graham skirt. LOVE!
I also want to introduce you to Root Bizzle, a men’s tie club, that sends out monthly, specially curated silk ties made in Italy. A sub for the men in your life; now that’s rare to find, and a good change for the guys who watch us receive packages after packages lol. They reached out to me to see if we would like to try out a tie from their collection. My hubby wears ties only to special events and such, ( as he has a more business casual style for work) and is very particular in the quality of his ties and suits. He really liked the quality of the tie from the business collection of Root Bizzle , and wore it with his suit to the same event. If your significant other wears a lot of ties, this sub is a great option.
Here is my handsome with his Root Bizzle tie, in his suit; wish I could convince him for a full picture.I chose dark red/burgundy shoes with navy stripes and heels to complete my outfit.
Style Tip: A snake bracelet with blue stones and a mini sparkly grey metallic bag were the choice accessories. I think the bracelet is an unexpected choice for the super ladylike skirt and I love little surprises in my outfits to make them different. I recommend you to try mixing up your elegant clothing pieces with original jewelry, to make them stand out even more. Originality is refreshing in fashion. The metallic bag added to the shine pattern in the top, just a little bit more fabulousness to the sub-dued navy of the skirt. 🙂
I would love to hear what your favorites are from my list and what your experiences have been with this now on-trend skirt length? You can find my other spring/summer trends posts here: Radiant Orchid/Flowers, PopArt, Fringe, and Lace.
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