After a seemingly never-ending period of hemlines inching ever-upwards, one of fall's key trends offers the skirt in a length that's more conservative but just as dynamic. The midi skirt, hitting just below the knee or mid-calf, feels decidedly ladylike but somehow modern, and designers are offering a variety of silhouettes to make this look accessible to all.
ASOS offers a number of midi skirts, including this universally flattering Midi Skirt with Pleat Waistband that comes in three colors. With its a-line and high waist, this classically feminine piece priced at an affordable $60 is a great option that can be worn for seasons.
For an option with a little sex appeal, the tube skirt is a good way to work the trend while staying figure-conscious. The clingy silhouette of a piece like this tube skirt by Organic by John Patrick can be styled as downtown cool with leopard flats and a bold sweater or super-femme with a printed blouse and skyscraper-high booties.
If you're still not sold on the trend, Katie Emilio's Swing Skirt ($1250) is sure to do the trick. The blooming shape is a ultra flattering and a little retro, but the asymmetrical hem keeps it from looking too costumey.
If you're not ready to splurge, Rachel Roy's Swing Skirt ($212) is more affordable piece a similar silhouette, available in punchy berry and an elegant blue.