Not quite a maxi and certainly not a mini, midi is by far our favourite member of the hemline family. Be it midi skirts, dresses or even cropped trousers, we’re happiest halfway. You know: when there’s a little smidge of leg showing above your ankles, but not much more? It’s the sweet spot.
There’s something so universally flattering about this length that when it comes to midi skirts; as a Fashion Director, I’m powerless to resist. The rest of the fashion pack feels the same way. From the high street to our favourite designer labels, the shops are full to the brim with a variety of mid-calf styles.
It’s a trend echoed on our social feeds, too – they’re awash with influencers showing the best ways to style a midi skirt which seem infinite. The reason midi skirts are having such a moment is their seemingly infinite versatility.
Heading to wedding and in need of a wedding guest outfit? Pair a midi skirt with a spaghetti strap silk camisole top and strappy sandals. ASOS’s pleated midi skirt in apple green is a joyful option while Rixo’s floral midi skirt with lace trim is a dreamy option for a sunny day.
Sightseeing on holiday? Wear a midi skirt with a tank top and white shirt and chunky trainers. The terracotta linen midi skirt from ASOS is a dream and Aligne’s denim midi skirt has become an influencer fave (we can see why).
Stuck on what to wear to work? Mango has a black linen midi skirt that would make getting dressed a breeze – although don’t think you have to stick to dark, block colours. Sacai’s floral pleated midi skirt would look just as chic. Take one versatile midi skirt then switch in silky blouses, lightweight knit tops and blazers and team with loafers for smart office style.
Whatever your tastes, or the occasions you have in your diary, we’ve handpicked the 21 best midi skirts to shop right now and add to your wear forever wardrobe.