ALL IN THE DETAILS: Longer Lengths

Looking back, we can see that hemlines have progressively risen and fallen through the ages. Some studies have shown that perhaps hemlines and the stock market have some correlation. We can see that when the Great Depression hit, the hemlines lowered because women did not want to reveal that they weren’t wearing silk stockings anymore.

In current times, what once was a mini skirt, turned into a skater skirt and is now a midi skirt. In technical terms, a midi skirt’s hemline falls anywhere from below the knee to mid-calf. The popularity of this hem could be inspired by Kate Middleton, who is noted for her sophisticated yet stylish outfits that include tailored jackets and longer hemmed skirts. Additionally, countless runway shows have featured below-the-knee skirts and dresses, and a prime example is Marchesa‘s fall ready-to-wear runway show.

This Fashionista wears a floral print midi skirt that looks polished and elegant. I love the lace detailing at the bottom of the skirt which adds a feminine touch. The simple, brown ankle boots and white blouse do not retract from the skirt but help to dress up the outfit. Adding a black hat to any outfit makes you look ten times more chic, and the bold cat-eye adds to that effect. Here is a floral print midi skirt that is similar to this Fashionistas, a lacy midi skirt with a peplum and a full midi skirt in a floral print.

How To: Do not be afraid to go bold and make your skirt the focal point of your outfit. Since it is a trendy item, it deserves to be noticed! Go for bold colors, textures and large prints. Try pairing the skirt with a crop top and a pair of heels. Or, you can wear simple basics, like this Fashionista, for a more casual and everyday look.