A few weeks back I wrote a post about the midi skirt for The Fashion Police. Then, flicking through my stash of 1970s Golden Hands magazines on Sunday, I couldn’t help but notice this fabulous page about how to wear the “new length”, midi skirts.
Their advice on wearing this particular look is:
Here it is – the length to give a longer, more elegant you. The look encompasses higher, firmer waists, shorter jackets, neater heads, all worn with boots or high vamped shoes and matching stockings.
1) Make a pinafore dress, high waisted and flaring to wear over a knitted sweater. Or with inset knit collar and sleeves.
2) Pick subtle fabrics for a soft body-shaped dress with contrasting top and belt.
3) Team a long, high-waisted midi dress in plain fabric with contrasting embroidered or velvet appliqued jacket.
4) Choose a plain style for a slightly flaring tube dress in strong geometric fabric. Add features like decoratively contrasting suede tab opening and cuffs.
If you have a waist, define it with a tight bodice, wide belt, pleated skirt. Once again, add strips of contrasting leather, suede or braid on bodice, sleeves, belt and scarf.
All of which still holds true today! I think it’s a particularly elegant look myself… but then anything that covers my knees is a winner in my book anyway!