Which of the skirts you´re wearing now are from the 70s? Did you know that there were three different skirt lengths during that decade? Those were the mini, the knee-length called “midi”, and the ankle-length called “maxi”. Between the three, it´s the mini skirt that was the most popular while the midi the least.
Because the most famous silhouette during the middle to late 70s was tight on top and loose on the bottom, midi and maxi skirts were either worn with tight cropped or inserted tight top, although earlier that decade skirts were mostly worn with sweaters. Towards the end of the decade, layering became a big thing so skirts were worn with sweaters that were layered over button-down shirts.
If you want to update your wardrobe with some 70s skirts, here are four midi skirts for you.
1. Trumpet Hem Skirt
Get the Look: Jason Wu Trumpet Hem Skirt
Although the frenzy for exaggerated trumpet skirts has died down a bit, this feminine silhouette continues to popular this season. If you want a trumpet skirt that is versatile, something you can wear from desk to date, this Jason Wu skirt with a high waist and gently flared hem will surely fit in your book.
2. Pleated Midi Skirt
Get the Look: JOA Pleated Midi Skirt
Some women have issue with small pleats because they can be hard to maintain, but the soft pleats of this JOA midi skirt are easy to manage. They add gentle movement to the skirt + enough volume. Although gray is perfect to complete other neutral colors, it looks whimsical with pastel sweaters.
3. A-line Pleated Skirt
Get the Look: Tibi Pleated Skirt
An A-line skirt is a silhouette that can flatter many body shapes. Whether you have a curvy or a straight shape, you will look great in an A-line. When I was still teaching, I had several A-line skirts with this exact style, deep pleats in front with a midi hem length. I wore them with my tops tucked in, or if the top is slightly fitted and hit on the first hips, I didn´t tuck them in.
4. Full A-Line Skirt
Get the Look: JOA Jaquard Full Skirt
Textured polka-dots and a romantic full shape give the flattering A-line skirt some playful elements and a bit of flirt. Wear it with a cropped sweater, preferably something fitting, for a real playful look. Otherwise, steal the style from the 70s, a full skirt worn with a tucked in tight top.
Which skirt from the 70s are you?