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Mitigating the Midi

Who would have thought that the midi skirt craze would even exist? I have always been told that the mid-calf length should be avoided at all costs. A mid-calf length is supposed to shorten your line and make your legs seem stumpy. No one wants to look stumpy. Though I kind of like the word stumpy. Unlike other words which I dislike, like shrub. ANYWAY. I was surprised to see the furor with which the midi skirt trend struck.

I picked this skirt up at the end of summer last year at The Garment District for a whopping $9. I had planned to hem it to a shorter length, but I hadn't really touched it over the winter. When I pulled it out at the beginning of the spring, in the midst of midi mayhem, I figured I'd give it a try at it's current length before making the cut!

I ended up really liking the length, much to my surprise! This was one of those break-the-rules moments that worked out really well, like when I tried the maxi dress trend a few weeks ago. So what do you think? Should I leave the skirt at the midi length or hem it up?

Also, I am so excited to have been nominated for Boston's Best Blogger! I'd be thrilled to have your support - vote here!

Top: Forever 21
Shoes: Target
Belt: Gianfranco Ferre
Necklaces: Guess, Urban Outfitters, Cimber Designs, via Stylefixx

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  1. don't hem it! I love the length on you!

  2. @Caitlin Thanks! I wore this on the day we had the big storms and was nice not having to worry about my skirt blowing up and showing the world my business! Unintentional benefit of longer skirts :)

  3. The midi-length looks great! I think it's because you wore it more high-waisted and belted - that's the perfect way to avoid looking "stumpy!" Great job

    sorelle in style

  4. This is such a cute outfit! :)

  5. i love the length of this skirt! it is just perfect to show off some fabulous shoes :)


  6. WERK the skirt! $9.00?? That is a steal!

    All the best, Angel

  7. @Strawberry Freckleface, Lydia, le sorelle, Brittany Leigh I think you are right! The high waist and the belt keep it non-stumpy.

  8. @Angel Garcia I know, right! I love a bargain!!

  9. That skirt looks excellent on you! I think everyone has heard that avoid mid-length myth before but the fact is- different things work on different people!! A lot of it is styling of course but it doesn't seem to cut you off at all like people assume that it would!
    Congrats on the nomination!!!

  10. what a super cute outfit..I love how you mixed prints here.

  11. Lovely outfit and I like the skirt and belt so much!

    <3 Marina

  12. @Bostonista Well said! I think sometimes I might have followed fashion rules for a long time without ever trying to see if they were true for me or not! A blog gives me a great reason to try them out. Some work out well (I think this one was a win), some....well, there are reasons why they are rules (when I tried pink, flowy pants a few weeks back. Fail.).