There’s Short… Then There’s Long… There Has To Be More Out There! Enter, Midi Length Dresses
Basically… the midi length is happening. It’s a far cry from the popularity of metallics for fall or exotic handbags BUT in the length department it’s a win. A ton of designer brands did midi length dresses really well this season like Burberry Prorsum, Rick Owens, Roksanda Ilincic, Isabel Marant and Marc Jacobs. Their interpretations of sexy extend beyond the knee and above the ankle. That sweet spot may seem traditionally unflattering, but sometimes something nontraditional beautiful is exactly what you need in your wardrobe to shake things up.
A full skirt at midi length can come across country cutesy while a slimmer cut silhouette will take you from simple to “inner circle fashionista.” Ever wonder how bloggers can look a particular way and it just seems so effortless? Well, it’s mostly about playing with silhouettes in the right proportions. Well… that, and owning a hot designer bag, but that’s self evident.
My all season favorite for the midi length dress is the Isabel Marant Etoile Olive Wool Phoenix Dress. It’s a stunner in a unique color that simply hits the mark for the trend. The style is simple enough that it could be day but edgy enough that it would turn heads at the nicest restaurant in Soho. I’d style it with a chunky heel and a statement bag. I chose the mustard yellow open toe heels from Chloe and a velvet evening bag from Burberry Prorsum.
It doesn’t have to be a dress to be midi length. Skirts from a myriad of designers are flooding stores and will be making their mark on the streets this Fall as well. However, styling is key for these odd length skirts. use crop tops and slim fitting blouses for as chic fall look.
All images and styles shown from ssense.com
Buy the midi length dresses for Fall 2014 in order of appearance:
Isabel Marant Midi Length Dress ($420)
Roksanda Ilincic Midi Length Dress ($2450)
Marc Jacobs Midi Length Dress ($1500)
Rick Owens Midi Length Dress ($1680)
Burberry Prorsum Midi Length Dress ($2995)