They’re effortlessly feminine and summery, yet versatile and comfortable. The classic midi is bang on trend for 2019, so don’t let worries about looking frumpy or not knowing how to style a midi skirt or dress put you off. Here are some ideas to help you rock the look with confidence.
Add some flare
For a little va va voom, try a midi that has a fuller cut and flares after the hips for a bold, confident look. A few inches of exposed leg and ankle can balance out the fullness of the dress. For 2019, the popularity of the midi is celebrated as the milkmaid dress makes a come-back, revamped with puffed sleeves and front-fastening buttons, with the option of cinched-in or elasticated waists https://www.stylist.co.uk/fashion/dress-milkmaid-style-flattering-trend/267433.
Focus on the waist
Petites under 5’4″ and the taller among us with longer torsos but shorter legs can feel drowned by midis. Divert attention to the waist with a belt, which can be raised a little to give the appearance of a higher waist. Cinched or elasticated dresses can also create this effect effortlessly. Pair with a fitted jacket for greater definition.
Mix and match versatility
Midis can be paired with other items in your wardrobe to give them a fresh lease of life, creating bold new outfits to experiment with. Your shoe and jacket choice can take a midi from casual, carefree daywear, to the office or a night out.
The midi actually comes in different lengths, with the garment falling anywhere between a little above the ankle to around two inches under the knee. For many, the best lengths are around the bottom of the calf, showing a couple of inches of lower leg and ankle, or just above the top of the calf. Try out different lengths of midi dresses, with a great range at www.axparis.com/collections/midi-dresses, to see what looks best for your shape and style.
Balance exposure with coverage
A midi with a leg slit or a wrap dress with a deeper v-neck can provide a feminine touch while balancing the excess material to avoid a frumpy look. If you want more coverage, try a full-length midi that hits the anklebone or top of the shoe and finish the outfit with a sweater draped over the shoulders or a denim jacket.