We short people struggle with the midi. However, that’s not to say it can’t be done. And, if it is done, it should be with a nude pump or sandal to elongate the legs.
Pleating and wispy, whimsical dressing has become en vogue as of late, and we’re seeing more and more hemlines creep down below the knee.
Frankly, I’m surprised as to how sexy, simple and flattering midi dresses look when on your figure. There are two main styles—wispy, pleated, flowing mid-length skirts and dresses and curve-hugging tight sheath dresses. Each can look equally stunning when done right.
As mentioned, for midi dresses, it’s important you wear heels, either strappy sandals (not clunky, boxy or wooden sandals) or peep-toe pumps in a flattering color—nude, blush, gray, etc.
It’s best to keep jewelry chic and simple. For the flowy dresses, try some large earrings a stack of simple enamel or metal (gold or silver) bangles. For the sheath dresses, stud earrings (diamonds, pearls, gold or something edgier) and a ladylike watch.
Viola! You’re ready for work (toss on a cardi), a cocktail party, or one after the other.
Oscar The Third Scallop Midi Dress, $95, shopbop.
Three Floor Sway Midi Dress, $220, shopbop.
Three Floor French Exchange Dress, $306, shopbop.
Then, there’s the sexy form-fitting options.
Tibi Crossback Midi Dress, $255, shopbop.
Black Halo Jackie O Belted Midi Dress (several colors), $241-345, shopbop.
Black Zip Bottom Midi Dress, $79, Dorothy Perkins.
Midi Pencil Dress with Belt (in black and green), $66, Asos.