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5 Ways to Wear the Midi

Midi skirts and dresses; they’re everywhere right now!

We just love them. They’re so much more wearable for us ladies of a certain age than you may think, making them a perfect investment piece to wear in a number of different styles. Dress them down for shopping with your ladies, smarten them up or go all-out glam for Valentine’s Day; from versatile skirts to chic dresses, there are 5 key midi trends right now, so use our styling tips to choose the perfect piece for you!

Pleated skirt

The perfect way to wear a midi skirt is with knee high boots. Not only will they keep you warm over winter, it also means there’s no leg showing to cut your pins off and make them appear shorter! If you’re wearing your skirt for an evening out, try some gorgeous v neck heels to lengthen your pins. Ladylike pleated skirts are truly a classic, and we’re currently crushing on jewelled satin tones and pretty prints.

Left: Next Glamorous Satin Pleated Midi Skirt, sizes 8-18, £24

Right: H&M Pleated Skirt, sizes 4-22, £29.99

Left: Chesca Direct Sweetpea Chiffon Skirt, sizes 12-24

Right: Matches Fashion Valentino Pleated Midi Skirt, sizes 6-18

Wrap dress

Wrap dresses look oh-so elegant on older ladies. The length covers up your legs, the wrap defines your waist (or creates one!) and the wrap detailing adds a sophisticated touch for work or an evening out. Bonus: we’ve found 4 choices with sleeves to cover your arms and keep you warm this winter!

Left: Next Pleated Spot Midi Dress, sizes 6-22, £35

Right: Marks & Spencer Animal Print Long Sleeve Wrap Midi Dress, sizes 6-24, £49.50

Left: John Lewis & Partners Mint Velvet Emma Jungle Midi Dress, sizes 6-18, £129

Right: Dorothy Perkins Wrap Dress, sizes 6-22, £32

Animal print

Depending on your body shape, there are two key top choices this winter. If you have a defined waist, tuck a in gorgeous cami or dress down with a simple jersey and top with your favourite winter coat, or team your skirt with a loose, oversized knit for a cosy and stylish twist that looks just sensational at any age. As you’ll know, animal prints are huge right now, so we’ve found our favourite prints that look great on ladies over 50.

Left: George Animal Print D-Ring Midi Skirt, sizes 8-24, £14

Right: Wallis Black Zebra Print Midi Skirt, sizes 8-18, was £32 NOW £25.60

Left: River Island Grey Snake Print Pleated Midi Skirt, sizes 6-18, £32

Right: Debenhams Red Herring Leopard Print Pleated Midi Skirt, sizes 8-18, £32

Shirt dress

If you want to take on this stunning trend but casual is more your style, the midi shirt dress is your answer. What’s more, they look fabulous for holidays, work or even as a chic evening look teamed with holiday accessories, your favourite work heels or some gorgeous jewellery!


Left: Phase Eight Laudes Stripe Shirt Dress, sizes 8-18, £99

Right: ASOS Utility Midi Shirt Dress, sizes 4-18, £42

Left: Wallis Brown Polka Dot Midi Shirt Dress, sizes 8-20, £45

Right: New Look Animal Print Midi Shirt Dress, sizes 4-18, £24.99

Bias satin

Satin slip skirts can look unflattering or cheap, but we know just how they’ll look fabulous on a lady over 50! Length is the most important factor when it comes to these gorgeous skirts- too short can look odd with the figure-skimming fit, and too long can cut you off in the wrong place. Colour is the next factor for you ladies; there are so many to choose from you can get lost in a sea of colour! We’d recommend rich or neutral tones such as rust, grey and navy to add a sophisticated jewel like tone to the sumptuous materials.

Left: Topshop Satin Bias Skirt, sizes 4-18, £29

Right: ASOS Free People Normani Bias Cut Satin Midi Skirt, sizes 4-16, £68

Left: M&Co Leopard Print Midi Skirt, sizes 8-22, £26

Right: New Look Grey Satin Bias Cut Midi Skirt, sizes 6-18, £19.99

What do you think of the latest midi trend? Do you agree there’s no age limit on a gorgeous midi skirt or dress, and how would you wear it?


So what do you think?

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