My love affair with midi dresses and skirts started the day my much-too-short swing dress was blown upwards during a normal crossing on the corner of Broadway and Prince St. It was awful by the way, if you didn’t already figure that out. I think I was wearing a nude thong? Who knows. Oh wait, maybe just the HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WHO SAW IT HAPPEN.
So yeah, I love midi-length garments now. But not just because they ensure a sneak-peek free crossing on Broadway. Here are my four reasons for loving the midi this summer:
1. Nobody can tell me that my dress or skirt is too short. The baby boomers aren’t really big fans of the micro-mini look if you know what I mean. (Also, for somebody with a butt (like myself), wearing mini dresses is never a good idea. I guess I should have known better.)
2. It’s a good substitute for the maxi dress. It’s not that I dislike the maxi dress, but let’s be honest, on a hot day, I don’t really want to be wearing a floor length dress. And it’s fun to switch things up a bit!
3. The midi length is timeless. Whether it’s a skirt or dress, this length has an elegance and sophistication that I have not seen before. I know that sounds silly, but the ‘reserve’ factor of the midi makes the look mature. There’s something sexy about leaving most of your body to the imagination, and I guess the midi dress/skirt does that!
4. It works for both day and night! Here is a quickie example:
Now, I don’t shop at Forever 21 often, but my favorite midi dress of the moment was found within the depths of a rack of black dresses at the Forever 21 in Union Square.
At night, I might pair this dress with a simple heel, such as the Schutz Floralite in oyster. Or if I’m feeling beachy, maybe I’d wear it with a wedge, like these Lilly Pulitzer Kate Espadrille. Depending on the event, I might even break out the red lipstick and a chunky necklace, such as this New Look Nude Stone Collar Necklace.
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