Skirts, whether minis, midis or maxi skirts, are always a go-to clothing option for many ladies. Even when movie stars like Marlene Dietrich and Katharine Hepburn made pants happen in the 1930s, there are still many ladies who consider skirts as a fashion staple. The skirt has undergone a lot of style changes but the lengths remain the same—mini, midi and maxi. The midi skirt is the most versatile though because it can be worn at work and at play. Here are some of our favorites.
- What is a midi skirt exactly?
Answer: The midi skirt has a length that stops moderately beyond the knee to mid-calf. Midi skirts can be fitted or feature a looser cut for extra movement.
- What body types do midi skirts flatter?
Answer: The midi skirt flatters just about any body type. It is a skirt that looks good on girls and women regardless of body shape, size or age. This is due to the fact that midi skirts have a form which gives an illusion of a slimmer waist. It also conforms to your lower half curves in a very satisfactory manner.
- How do you style midi skirts?
Answer: The first thing you need to consider with midi skirts is the waist. The best way to wear it is by tucking in shirts or blouses. You can also settle for blouses that tie or wrap around the waist. Make sure that you can see your waist while wearing it to avoid a frumpy, unflattering look. Choose your footwear carefully—the midi skirt looks best with shoes that show off your ankle, give a hint of ankle definition (like booties for example) or include heels. Midi skirts suit many t-shirts, blouses, sweaters and tops—just make sure to get one that best flatters the material of the skirt.
Our Top Picks
Daily Ritual Women’s Terry Cotton and Modal Pencil Skirt
- 58% cotton, 39% modal, 3% elastane
- Pencil-cut skirt
- Comfortable knit rib blend
- Wrinkle-resistant fabric
When it comes to spring and summer wear, the maxi skirt is queen. The Afibi Women Chiffon Maxi Skirt is available in lots of colors and prints that fit the two seasons. This one features a spread of pink and yellow flowers on top of an aqua background—very fresh and fit for sunny days and nights. The skirt is made of comfortable skin-friendly chiffon plus it features an elastic waistband too so taking it off and putting it on is pretty easy and hassle-free. This one is lightweight, soft and has a nice stretch too.
Floerns Women’s Boho Floral High Waist Midi Skirt
- Made with 100% polyester
- Has button closure
- With modern floral prints
- Great for all occasions
The Floerns Women’s Boho Floral High Waist Midi Skirt is one that will surely catch the eye of hip folks around you. It grabs attention by means of its bright-color modern floral prints and excellent combination of vivid hues. The midi skirt has a mid-thigh slit, a high waist, button details and a zipper at the back. The fabric for this one does not provide any stretch but regardless, it is one of the comfiest high-waisted midi skirts that you can wear. This is a good midi skirt to wear on lots of occasions.
SheIn Women’s Boho Ditsy Floral Midi Skirt
- Features wrap closure
- With floral print
- Lightweight and breathable material
- Goes well with lots of tops
The SheIn Women’s Boho Ditsy Floral Midi Skirt will remind you of spring and summer all the way due to its laidback design. The skirt features a lovely wrap closure and white floral prints in a muted red backdrop. The skirt also features a zipper closure and it goes with lots of tops from camisoles, shirts, blouses and even vests. It has a charming look and even though the fabric does not have plenty of give or stretch, it is still comfortable, lightweight and breathable enough for summer wear.
Allegra K Women’s Tartan Plaid Midi Skirt
- Made from 98% polyester, 2% spandex
- Features high wide-banded waist
- With removable buckle belt
- Has zipper closure
The Allegra K Women’s Tartan Plaid Midi Skirt is something that you can wear in the office and if you feel like it, on a date or a night out with your girlfriends. This tartan skirt features a removable buckle belt and an A-line swing flare hem, a hidden side zipper closure and high, wide-banded waist. The tartan print makes it a great choice for workwear—this is a classic print that can be prim and proper enough for the office or hip for streetwear. Wear this one with sensible shoes for work or school or with boots or chunky heels on café dates.
SweatyRocks Women’s Elegant Knot Side Wrap PU Leather Midi Skirt
- High-quality PU leather
- Knot-tie midi skirt
- Has high-waisted bodycon style
- Comes with split leg feature
Nothing spells class and edge in one breath like leather. Even the faux types like PU leather still make the cut—PU leather is also a great choice for those following strict vegan and vegetarian diets. If you want something hip for a midi skirt, the SweatyRocks Women’s Elegant Knot Side Wrap PU Leather Midi Skirt is a top choice. This one is graced by a split leg to show off gorgeous gams, a knotted tie closure and a high waist. This leather midi skirt is also a breeze to dress up or down and pairs excellently with a nice variety of tops, jackets and accessories.
SSPalu Women’s Mesh A-Line Midi Skirt
- Made from quality 100% polyester
- Comes with 3 layers
- Has 3D floral prints
- Includes lining
The SSPalu Women’s Mesh A-Line Midi Skirt is pretty, feminine, flowy and versatile. The material it is made of is lightweight, comfy and soft so this makes this midi skirt one of the easiest to wear on this list. The skirt is comprised of three layers—the mesh floral layer, the solid layer and the lining. The midi skirt also features an elastic waist so it’s easy to put on and off. Great to wear on any occasion—wear this as a fun piece during festivals or pair it with a complementary blouse or top for semi-formal occasions.
If you are after a versatile skirt, the midi skirt is the easiest option. You can wear them for work, school or nighttime pursuits depending on the cut and material. Midi skirts also complement many shirts, tops, jackets and footwear so you can really get plenty of life out of this piece.