3 ways to wear a midi-skirt

3 ways to wear a midi-skirt at Chicatanyage


3 ways to wear a midi-skirt.


As older women should we or shouldn’t we buy into the autumn trend of the midi skirt?  Will it suit us?  Will it overwhelm us?  Will it fit into our existing wardrobe and what should we team it with? These are all questions to ponder before we take the plunge. Also to be considered:  Am I tall enough?  Will it make me look fat?

My personal opinion is that a midi skirt can be very feminine and can also, if put together with care create a flattering silhouette.

The one I am wearing is by Winserlondon.  At 5’7″ and with my waist being one of the features I like to accentuate I have chosen a full circle style. Depending on your figure type you might like to try a pencil or flat pleated option, there are a variety of choices in the shops.

I have had my red cashmere polo neck sweater for several years similar John Lewis here and here. Red beret also a few years old similar red beret.  Red scarf from a selection. Wide black belt similar.



How I wore a midi-skirt with white blouse and cape


For a more formal look I have teamed it with a classic white shirt and MandS wrap from last year similar here and here.



Monochrome look. Black midi-skirt with white blouse.


Leopard print scarf similar

I am finding it refreshing to experiment with a new silhouette after many seasons in jeans or slim leg trousers.  It has helped me exit a possible style rut.

Will you be trying a new look this season and if not the midi skirt what might tempt you to expand your horizons?







  1. Wendy B
    10th October 2015 / 16:44

    Wow! You look amazing in red! Love the skirt too.

    • 10th October 2015 / 16:55

      Thanks Wendy B. Red really cheers my up in the winter. However it has to be the right soft blue red. Not always easy to find.

  2. sharon
    10th October 2015 / 20:53

    I love the top photo of you in the red jumper , you look fabulous x

  3. Susan (une femme)
    10th October 2015 / 22:42

    You look fabulous in all of these, and wear that style of skirt very well!

  4. Carol M
    11th October 2015 / 06:25

    What a flattering look and you look fabulous in it. I am currently rediscovering skirts after a lazy reliance on trousers for many years. Your blog is an inspiration to make more effort in the mornings. Keep up the good work!

    • 11th October 2015 / 10:00

      Thanks Carol M
      I am on a mision to get out of the habit of wearing jeans or leggings most days and to add some more colour.

  5. Marilyn
    11th October 2015 / 07:52

    Love the red. It’s my shade as well. At 5’4″ when I wear the midi I team it with boots with a higher heel and like you accentuate my waist. Time to bring them out from the back or the wardrobe!!!

  6. Pam@over50feeling40
    11th October 2015 / 10:42

    Love the pockets on this skirt. I would need to have smaller hips to wear it, but it is a great look on you!

  7. Susan G
    11th October 2015 / 11:53

    I love this style of skirt. It suits you so well, and the wide belt really whittles your waist!

  8. Sharon
    11th October 2015 / 14:35

    Thank you for this. I have a black skirt this length and was wondering what tops to wear with it. I’ve always called this length Ballet Length. I’m 5’3″ and will wear it with black tights and flat shoes due to foot problems.

    • 11th October 2015 / 17:40

      Hi Sharon
      Black tights and matching flat shoes are a good idea as they will elongate the look.

  9. MJ
    13th October 2015 / 02:23

    I’ve always loved a midi skirt. Seriously, I’ve loved them since university which was, umm, many years ago. As in decades. But I fear them now as I’m afraid that they’ll look too dowdy on me. I love how you’ve styled them. Very chic.

  10. That's Not My Age
    13th October 2015 / 15:40

    You look fabulous in red, Josephine!

  11. cindy hattersley
    13th October 2015 / 17:24

    I am so happy they are back in style. I love the red combination with the beret, and the white shirt with the leopard scarf (so classic). I think I may have to invest! You look gorgeous in both!

  12. Lisa@dreamznwishz
    19th October 2015 / 15:26

    Wow! You look gorgeous in all three of these looks! This style is so flattering. I didn’t even realize that top photo was you. I thought it was a fashion magazine model until I read your text closely.
    You have definitely inspired to re-work my midi’s.

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