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5 Ways to Master the Midi

The midi has dominated the Spring/Summer 2016 catwalks of Victoria Beckham, Chanel, Miu Miu, Max Mara and Altuzarra. The term “midi” refers to a mid-calf hemline, although this length can often be unflattering to wear. Wear a hemline just over the knee or mid-length for a more flattering approach to the look.

Top Tips for Mastering the Midi

Heels are a MUST as midi hemlines cut across the calf at its widest part and can often make the calves look shorter. Heels will elongate the leg and make them appear leaner. frockadvisor’s golden rule for wearing a longer hemline: The lower the hem, the higher the heel!

Petite Sized Midis

For pint-sized petites, shop the look in the petite section to avoid your midi becoming a maxi. If petite sizing is unavailable, try going for an average sized, knee length dress to create a midi look. Another tip for our petite readers is to team your midi with a crop top, the flash of skin will distract the eye and create the illusion of a longer frame.

Mastering the Casual Midi

For a casual, daytime look pair your midi with a chunky sweater. Finish the look with some ankle boots, teamed with a visible sock, slightly longer than your ankle boot, to put a trendy, modern twist on the classic midi. Team your midi with a graphic tee, tucked into the skirt’s waistline and a pair of Adidas Superstar trainers to create an alternative daytime combination.
  With celeb midi-lovers such as Olivia Palermo, Alexa Chung and Kate Middleton, the trans-seasonal trend is a definite WANT for us on the frockadvisor app. Here are five of our favourite midis from the app.   Untitled design Our wardrobes NEED this white box-pleat skirt from Suzsa. We’ve paired the longer hemline with these luxurious embellished crop tops to add a little sparkle to our day.
  Midi The safari is a huge trend this season and Dressed haven’t missed a beat with this striking zebra print midi-skirt.
  midi We adore this red pin-up, 50s style dress from Lulu Belle Pin Up Boutique. The fitted, figure hugging midi avoids drowning petite sizes in fabric and won’t make them appear shorter. This pin-up dress would also look amazing on an hour glass figure as it is perfectly tailored at the waist. The off-the shoulder piece broadens the shoulders, balancing out pear shapes, making this Lulu Belle Pin Up midi the perfect investment for any figure.
  midi To add structure to a flared midi, team the look with a tailored blazer. This bold, floral print mid-calf length dress matched with a perfectly tailored, cropped, pink blazer from Alyson Gray is a prime example of how to master the structured look.
  Midi We’ve just added this neutral tone midi-dress from Redlane to our Spring/Summer wishlist. We particularly love the lace over-lay top. The fitted top and embellished waistband contrasted with the fuller skirt create the illusion of a thinner waist.    

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