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AwedbyMonica Spring Trends the Midi Skirt - BellaNaija - April 2014001Welcome to the second edition of the Spring Must Haves for 2014 by Monica Awe-Etuk of Awed by Monica. For the next 5 weeks we will highlight what I consider some of the most important trends, and how you can make them your own by incorporating them into your everyday lives.

Last week we took a dive into a colour splash highlighting Spring 2014’s colour trends to have {Click here if you missed it}. Today we are tackling one of fashions icons – The Midi Skirt.

Enjoy.

Second Edition: The Midi Skirt
This silhouette is definitely here to stay, and with the new season brings new fabrics such as; tulle, lace, jacquard, floral prints etc. The silhouette of the midi skirt gained fame in the 1940s and has remained a must duplicate look for almost 20 years. In the 70s Fairchild Publications – head and chief editor of Women’s Wear Daily, declared the midi as the must have item.

In rebellion of this decree on women during a time of freedom and peace, the style was boycotted. In 2011 the trend resurfaced. Designers highlighted the elegance and sophistication of the skirt, by making it modern and pairing it with total opposites. The midi skirt has reclaimed its place once again as a fashion and style must have, hence why every major retailer now carrys the skirt in one form or the other.

What is considered a Midi Skirt
What makes a skirt a midi is length. It can be flared or fitted it really doesn’t matter; length is truly the determining factor. A midi skirt is one that runs below the knee to mid-calf. It is usually made with a higher waist line and compliments almost all body types and that is why it is such a popular trend.

The fitted version is very sexy and sensual as it highlights the female figure. The fitted version looks amazing on almost every woman, delivering the sexy. The flared version is girly and is usually made in fabric that has more body or layers, like tulle and taffeta. The mermaid silhouette combines fit and flare; this skirt is fitted at the top and flared at the bottom, creating the ultimate juxtaposition of sexy and youthful.

The Fitted Midi Skirt

I paired an old causal sweater with a fitted midi skirt. A fitted midi skirt can make any outfit sexy and sophisticated!
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Beyonce is stunning in this extremely sexy crop top, with a touch of class with her midi skirt.

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Naya Rivera‘s fitted peplum midi skirt is the epitome of class.

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And werk it! Joan Smalls is stunning on the Versace runway!
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Full & Flared Midi Skirt

Ranti from Ranit-in-Review’s, midi skirt is absolutely stunning, we love flowers for spring!
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Nefisimi of the Skinny Hipster looks adorable in this Ankara flared midi skirt.
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Blair from the Atlantic Pacific Blog, always looks uber stylish and this florescent yellow is no exception.
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Kela from Kelaskoset.com took her skirt for a little Goth tour with this very stylish ensemble.
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The Mermaid Mini Skirt

I am not the hippest girl on the block, however this skirt is perfect for creating a curvier silhouette.

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See this fab monochromatic outfit featuring a mermaid midi on Hallie from Hallie Daily.
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Even a T-shirt cannot make this super classy skirt causal. Stella Uzo of Jadore Fashion knows how to rock a midi-skirt.
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It’s color-blocking meets chic on the beautiful Sasha from moiology.com.
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Check out some of my favorite fabrications in the midi skirt this season.

Folake Huntoon from Style Pantry paired her sequins midi skirt fabulously with a laid back tee.
AwedbyMonica Spring Trends the Midi Skirt - BellaNaija - April 20140013 I took some notes from Kim K’s lace top love and paired mine with a tulle midi. I love tulle!
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Soraya from Style is My Thing is uber-chic in a Scuba Midi.

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So there you have it lovelies, the various silhouette, fabrics and how some very stylish women wear there midi skirts! Which version and fabric of the skirt is your favourite and how will you rock the trend for spring 2014?

Stay tuned for the next edition.

Photo Credits: http://awedbymonica.blogspot.comhttp://huffingtonpost.comhttp://ameriestyles.blogspot.comhttp://fashionbombdaily.com | http://lucismorsels.comhttp://www.moiology.comhttp://styleismything.blogspot.comhttp://halliedaily.comhttp://ranti-in-review.blogspot.comhttp://skinnyhipster.comhttp://www.jadore-fashion.comhttp://stylepantry.comhttp://kelaskloset.comhttp://atlantic-pacific.blogspot.com
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Monica is a fashion enthusiast who owns a fashion and style blog called www.awedbymonica.blogspot.com, loves to inspire her followers on how to create effortlessly chic looks and has 15 years worth of fashion knowledge and experience from her work in the high-end fashion industry. For more information on her, visit her blog, email her at [email protected] or Like find her on Facebook.

17 Comments

  1. http://www.anemistyle.com

    April 7, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    I love the midi skirt trend, very wearable, stylish and modest. I’ve been quite scared to try it though as I am quite petite and feel it will make me look shorter.

  2. darkchildlovethyhair

    April 7, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    I also think midi skirts are feminine and classy. Got some super fab ideas from this article. I love Ranti’s take on the midi and I can’t wait to replicate it with my fuschia midi skirt !!

  3. memebaby

    April 7, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    looking for that pastel puffy skirt for easter lunch! all beautiful

    • NaijaPikin

      April 7, 2014 at 6:28 pm

      Girl also looking for this skirt. Do share if you find it.

      Love the midi dresses and skirts, very feminine.

  4. Gorgeous

    April 7, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Looks like a regular high waisted skirt to me.

  5. AVID BLOG READER

    April 7, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Love classic styles and this is def one of them

  6. Modella

    April 7, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Remind me one a comment someone make a while ago saying Stella Jadore has a painful face to look at,some evil words…why is her face always photograph half way…Luv this article by the way..

  7. Love me Love me

    April 7, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    If you are not careful, that mid-mermaid will make you look silly and dumpy.

  8. Stephanie

    April 8, 2014 at 3:49 am

    Lovely
    blogsvila.blogspot.com

  9. The Chameleon Blogger

    April 8, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Forever in love with the midi skirt! Just did an ootd post with my fave midi skirt on my blog as well, do check it out 🙂 X

    thechameleonblogger.com/2014/04/its-blue-its-green.html

  10. Tosan

    April 8, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Midi skirts are for tall and slim girls… If you are under 5ft 5″, and wear size 12 and above, stay away from midi skirts… You will just look like a short whale! You have been warned…

  11. Madame Solange

    April 8, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    @Tosan i dont’s agree, i am 5ft 2 and rock Midi skirts a lot, the trick is to wear them with heels This elongates your legs and gives the illusion of having longs legs.
    They actually work fine for me, the trick is that the Midi should not be longer than the appropriate length. Always wear with heels if you have to

  12. Madame Solange

    April 8, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    May i add that for Short ladies they have to be mostly fitted Midi skirts, never wear them with ballerinas or kitten heels. The looks on Monica, Joan Smalls, and Stylepantry are most appropriate for short ladies. the flared skirts might be a no no,

    • lilo

      April 9, 2014 at 4:48 am

      False I wore a flared midi skirt a few weeks ago and I have never received that many compliments in church in a whileeee! p.s I am 5’2 😀

  13. uju

    April 8, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    nne ehh…looks like this is what imma be getting very soon oo…very classy and feminine indeed

  14. Jo

    May 1, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Does anyone know where I can buy the spring flowers midi skirt. I love it x

    • Jexxx

      May 24, 2014 at 8:44 am

      @RIVER ISLAND

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