Hey, welcome to 2018! Now that we have hit the half way mark of the most depressing month of the year it may be the time to bring life into your new year wardrobe! As always fashion is a pandora’s box of trend worthy pieces. Today I’ve decided to concentrate on one of my favourite trends that has found its way from 2017 straight through to 2018. It’s the midi-dress.
Throughout the seasons the hem of a dress can alter leaving hemlines some what a controversial matter in the fashion realm. This season it’s the midi. As someone who is not graced with height I’ve always avoided anything below the knee that was until I found the label Rixo London. Their light silk designs made stepping into the trend seamless.
Over the years I’ve watched with a touch of envy the style of Nicole Richie and Rachel Zoe…both of whom have been blessed with the short gene. Their love of flowing, wispy 70’s inspired dresses spurs a longing in me to embrace the bohemian style. Then last summer came the midi-trend and so with a smidgen of trepidation I decided to step into it and I haven’t looked back.
In the past I found going to the dark side of below the knee left me looking like I was dressing up in my mums clothes. So on my journey to releasing my inner Stevie Nicks I’ve learnt some vital midi rules for the 5ft gang. Here are a few with links to some of my favourite dresses…hope you enjoy!
1: Embrace the Slit
It was my discovery of Rixo London that introduced me to the beauty of the slit. Actually multiple slits are even better especially when they are matched with a flowing dress. The slit allows you to show off your pins while keeping it demure. Have a touch of leg on show helps eliminate the fear of getting lost in a longer dress.
2: Take on the Shirt Dress
I love the shirt dress. It is the epitome of ease no matter the length. What I found with the midi-shirt dress is that it gives structure on top which is needed with a small frame, while bringing flow to the bottom and an alternating slit. Button up or down as much as you desire
3: Minimum Colour
Every short girl out there will know the rule of fashion thumb is always keep to one colour head to toe. And so with the midi- length this is no different. This doesn’t mean you can’t embrace print but doing so keep it consistent
4: Always Wear Heels
In keeping with the midi’s 70’s vibe match with a block heel or platform for the extra bit of height.
Hope you enjoyed my tips! As ever I would love the hear what you think. Happy shopping!