StyleNest rounds up the best midi skirts from the Spring Summer 12 collections.
The midi skirt is often approached with trepidation, not quite a mini, not quite a maxi; it’s easy to think the in-between length is hard to pull off. Well think again. The midi is back for 2012 and it’s more flattering than ever.
Unlike a maxi, a slightly shorter length is flattering on both those blessed with Gisele like pins as well as those who come in slightly shorter packages. With a multitude of styles to choose from you’re sure to find a midi to suit your taste. From 50s Americana style skirts to intricate, modern pleating. The midi skirt is our hero skirt of the summer.
Style Tip: Whether you’re pairing your midi with a shirt, blouse or trusty tee, it must, by all means be tucked in. To add extra definition pull the whole look together with a waist-cinching belt.
Printed Pleated Shirley Skirt
Jonathan Saunders style abstract prints inspired many a high street collection this season. Reiss translated the trend perfectly mixing 90s rave shades with the prettiest of pleats. Keep the rest of your look simple with a white tee and nude accessories.
Autograph Linen Blend Satin Trim Midi Skirt
The American Dream hit the SS12 catwalks, with everyone from Prada to Preen nodding to the vintage trend. M&S followed suit with this full volume midi but added a modern edge with a minimal grey colour palette.
Asymmetric Black Skirt
Longer than a mini but more practical than a floor-sweeping maxi, midis work well at the office. Liven up a simple black skirt with draped detail like this one from Zara, and pair it with a masculine white shirt and statement bangles.
Raoul Silk Print Pleated Skirt
This Raoul skirt has a retro 70s vibe about it. Pair with a white shirt for the office and ditch the tote bag for a clutch to take your from boardroom to bar.
Stella McCartney Deckchair Stripe Skirt
Stella’s seaside inspired resort collection was a standout for 2012 and no more so than this deckchair striped skirt. On the longer side of midis, sky high heels are a must and perhaps one to steer clear of if you’re not the tallest of sorts. Reduced from £645 to £387 it’s a real investment buy.
Lottie Pleated Skirt
Nude is the perfect base for SS12’s bold colour palette. Pair this pretty pleated skirt with colour block shoes and a vibrant tee for an on trend weekend look.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Leopard Print Velvet Skirt
Midis provide the perfect length for a cocktail look. Pair this leopard print with a chiffon blouse or silk vest and finish the look of with gold accessories. The sumptuous velvet fabric will take your through into AW with ease too.
Take Naka Pleated Skirt
Summer’s the perfect opportunity to experiment with prints and this vibrant skirt from Tata Naka will add a playful edge to your wardrobe. Keep the rest of your look paired down with a grey marl tee and chunky wooden sandals.