Of course us college girls love a cute mini dress for a night out or a comfy, yet still chic, maxi skirt for just going to class or hanging out with friends. But sometimes, we want a style that is in between the two. Luckily, the midi has made a comeback for the Spring 2012 season.
The midi originated in the 1940’s and became extremely popular again in the 70’s, bringing back a sophisticated and polished look. This not-so-new trend re-emerged on the runways of Prada, Louis Vuitton and Rodarte. The midi skirt is characterized by its length, which ranges from just above the knee to the middle of your calf. Not only does the midi range in lengths, but also styles, ranging from pencil to pleated to even a fuller style skirt.
Although some say this trend can be a little tricky, the key to looking polished and chic is really about finding the perfect length and style that is perfect for you! If you are on the more petite side, try a midi that hits just above or below the knee. If you were lucky enough to be blessed with some height, you can really play with the length of the midi. A word of caution though, you must be careful that it doesn’t hit below your ankles, otherwise you are entering maxi territory.
If you aren’t too keen on skirts or just prefer dresses, designers like Marc Jacobs and Diane von Furstenberg showcased 40’s inspired midi dresses in their latest collections. So try pairing a bright colored or pretty pastel midi with a neutral blouse or sweater. You can either dress the midi up, by adding a pair of sky-high pumps, or dress it down with flats or even a pair of combat boots.
If you are interested in trying out this trend, click the links to check out some affordable midi style dresses and skirts!