In Defense of the Midi Skirt: 10 Styles to Try

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Do not fear the midi skirt. While the mini skirt trumps the maxi when it comes to sex symbol status, the in-betweener often gets a bad reputation, deemed by some as hard to wear, ugly, and utterly pointless. Hitting from below-the-knee to mid-calf, the silhouette was celebrated this spring (and will continue to be popular next season), as Miu Miu sent out a slew of slightly longer skirts, the perfect offerings for the modern femme fatale. Think of it as the Hitchcock-ian way to look feminine while not too showy. A fresh alternative to other lengths, it looks elegant and ladylike, offering just a little more coverage than the average pencil, as well as providing an appropriate amount of lower-leg skin for early spring. Try pairing a midi with single-sole pumps for an instantly soft look — a little height is a good thing with this silhouette; many women avoid the piece not knowing a heel can help. (Meanwhile, more adventurous types will wear this silhouette with flats and sneakers, confidently so). Click ahead for ten options to get into the trend, turning your mid-calf into the new erogenous zone.

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