Just when you thought you had skirt length all figured out, the midaxi arrives on the fashion scene. Don’t worry, though: it’s not about to replace minis, midis, or maxis. This added option might surprise you with its flattering, versatile charm. We’re pretty sure that even if you hadn’t heard of the midaxi before now, you can figure out what it is. A cross between the midi and maxi skirt, the hemline of the midaxi hits precisely at the ankle, making it a length that’s ideal for many women.
When a Midaxi Is Better than a Maxi
Maxi-length hems typically send one of two messages: casual and beachy or undoubtedly formal. If you want a length that works for work or moderately formal, in-between occasions, the midaxi is there for you. Another benefit of the midaxi over the classic maxi length is that it allows you to show off that fabulous footwear you’re wearing! Not only is this great news for those who love any excuse to go shoe shopping, but it allows you an added avenue for accessorizing your skirt or dress to create precisely the look you’re after.
Heeled or flat knee boots for cooler months or strappy sandals for the warmer weather are some of our favorites. Mules or sneakers can offer a decidedly casual appeal that still makes a style statement, when paired with the right midaxi.
When a Midaxi Is Better than a Midi
Okay, maybe midi-length skirts look great on your body. But if they don’t, then a midaxi is great news for you! You now have an in-between option for those times when a mini is too short, but a maxi doesn’t feel right, either. The reason a midi skirt sometimes fails to flatter is because its hem often draws attention to the widest part of the calf — not exactly flattering, for most of us. Instead, the midaxi hits just above the ankle, the slimmest part of the leg — an area we wouldn’t mind attracting attention. You can even pair them with straight-leg jeans for a different look.
They key to helping a midaxi highlight your favorite features is to make sure to keep your ankles bare and then choose footwear with the right height to bring added attention to your attractive ankles. Some midaxi-length skirts and dresses also incorporate deep slits or high-low designs that create greater visual interest, as well.
Check out the assortment of skirts and dresses at Penny Pincher Boutique. We carry a variety of lengths and designs to suit every body type and style preference. Many of our items can be bought online through our eBay store as well as in our physical store located in Bedford Hills, New York (northeast of the Tappan Zee Bridge).
Penny Pincher Boutique
We’re Westchester County, NY’s upscale consignment store offering women’s designer clothing, handbags, jewelry, shoes, and so much more. Visit our boutique at 184 Harris Rd in Bedford Hills, NY or shop online at www.pennypincherboutique.com. We also offer a selection of our items for sale on eBay. Shipping is available across the U.S.
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