When mega labels such as Burberry, Louis Vuitton and Dolce&Gabbana show a very specific item of clothing on their runways you know the rest of fashion-land will sit up and take note. And they have – the midi is now the skirt length to be seen in this summer
Here’s our guide on how to wear them:
Wear a heel
Avoid looking frumpy in this slightly unforgiving trend by adding height with a heel. Go for pointy toe courts in block colours or super strappy. Avoid anything around the ankle though as this will cut what little flesh is left on show in half.
Bare your belly
Not many of us would have the confidence to pull this off, but if you have a washboard stomach get it out! Perfect for high-waisted midis. A strappy crop top a la Miu Miu is perfect. Miuccia would approve – that’s all you need to know.
If showing your actual tummy is out of the question then remember to keep your top half in. It creates shape and defines the waist. Nipped blazers a la Vuitton are perfect. Biker jackets are a great partner for the midi too – they make this ladylike look a bit tougher.
Block colours are ideal for office midis. A bright midi a la Burberry with a crisp white fitted shirt or baggy tucked in boyfriend shirt creates a mean business look.
Look for beautiful appliqué flowers à la Dries van Noten and kooky textures like those seen on the Christopher Kane catwalk for nights out.
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But, people, the major thing to keep in mind is: do not wear tights. Flesh has to be on show to avoid looking like Miss Marple, cool as she is, it’s not the way to wear this trend.