Hello Lovely Readers~
So if the title’s use of “midi” made you think there was a typo, you are not alone! The first time I read this word in print, I thought to myself “hmmm…what in the world is a midi? Surely that’s spelled wrong”. Well my friends, there’s a new dress length in town. Maxi (aka floor length) and mini skirts now have a middle sister: the midi. These length dresses or skirts hit at the mid shin. For those that are taller, they may hit closer to the start of the knee cap. But for me (I’m barely 5’6" on a good day), this hemline falls right at the start of my calf.
A few weeks ago I came across this dress at LOFT and loved the print! However, I was intimidated by this new “midi” length. After trying it on though (with tall wedges, I might add) – I was actually pleasantly surprised I didn’t look like an elf wearing a tea length dress from the 90s. Granted, I would warn our readers that this length probably doesn’t work well with flats. If you have gazelle thin legs and are taller than me, you will be fine. But since I am neither of those things, I will keep to my trusty wedge sandals.
The dress itself is super comfy and I love all the bright colors. It’s double layer, so you don’t have to worry about a slip or anything like that. Since its small black straps aren’t really my style, I paired the dress with a white cotton roll-sleeve blouse knotted at the waist. Along side is my fave Coach saffiano tote and some great wedges I found at Gap a few months ago that were a mere $5 on clearance!
So our double take on the new “midi” trend – it’s a DO, but make sure you wear tall shoes to keep from looking stumpy. Adding a structured blouse with a collar also helps draw the eye upward. A chic top knot would be a great addition as well!
SHOPPING ADVICE: This dress is now on sale in store and online! Plus there’s 40% off going on at LOFT too (valid on markdowns and full price). Definitely a style steal if you ask me!
Have a great weekend!