Midi skirts had everyone wanting in on the trend in the warmer months — and it’s easy to see why. Whether they’re pencil style or a classic A-line shape, the midi skirt takes femininity to the max.
With the winter chill creeping in, it’s time to pack away some of our favourite summer trends. But don’t worry, one of the many reasons we love midi skirts is that they work double duty in summer and winter. Winning!
The midi skirt is popular for so many reasons: it’s incredibly flattering and forgiving, it slims and trims all manner of lumps and bumps, and best of all every body shape can wear it — but you may have to try on a few styles before you find your midi skirt match!
We’ve put together 5 of our favorite midi skirt outfits, so you can rock this look all week long. Get ready for some serious winter fashion inspiration!
Midi skirt paired with a polo neck
The polo neck is a classic winter staple that every woman has in her cupboard. But you don’t have to only wear it with jeans — it’s way more versatile than that! Ditch the jeans or leggings and try this sophisticated midi skirt outfit. Pair an A-line midi skirt with a classic polo neck, then add a statement necklace to complete your look.
Top tip: If you’re pear shaped, an A-line midi skirt skims over hips for a flattering finish.
- Midi Skirt: R749, H&M
- Polo neck: R229, Utopia at Zando
- Lipstick: R229, Inglot
- Necklace: R379, Zara
- Heels: R549, Madison
Leather jacket look
There’s nothing boring about black! Bring out your sexy rocker side by teaming a black midi skirt with a rock and roll inspired leather-look jacket. Perfect for the weekend — if you’d rather not wear heels, swap them for some cute pumps or even sneakers.
Top tip: A midi skirt that sits at your waist will nip in your waist and emphasise an hourglass figure.
- Leather-look jacket: R599, H&M
- Top: R49.99, Mr Price
- Shoes: R659, Zara
- Watch: R599, Lanco at Zando
- Sunglasses: R199.95, Woolworths
- Bag: R499, Woolworths
- Skirt: R249, Utopia at Zando
Classic winter midi skirt outfit
Playing with the proportions of a midi skirt is an easy way to balance and slim your body. Try this pencil midi skirt with a chunky knit sweater — you’ll be comfortable and bang on trend. This look is basically made for winter.
Top tip: If you’re trying to draw attention away from a bigger bust, this is a look to avoid as the chunky sweater will only add to your upper body. Rather go for an A-line midi skirt with a slimmer fitting knit.
- Sunglasses: R49.99, Mr Price
- Knit: R629, Zara
- Skirt: R249, H&M
- Bag: R149, H&M
- Shoes: R599, Madison at Zando
- Cuff: R29.99, Mr Price
Statement coat and pencil midi skirt
This style is so chic and effortlessly modern. Pair a plain pencil midi skirt with a great statement coat, then add a cute clutch to complete your look. And you don’t have to stick to camel and white — this midi skirt outfit would look just as stunning in black.
Top tip: Make sure your coat and skirt are the same length to make the most of the body-lengthening effect.
- Coat: R2 599, Forever New
- Necklace: R249, Accessorize
- Top: R149, H&M
- Skirt: R79.99, Mr Price
- Heels: R629, Madison at Zando
- Sunglasses: R249.50, Colette by Colette Hayman
Crisp white shirt and an A-line midi skirt
Nothing is more classic, sophisticated or head-turning than a midi skirt paired with a crisp white shirt. Add a pair of statement shoes and you’ve got yourself a great winter midi skirt outfit.
Top tip: If you have a smaller bust or you’re pear shaped, add a statement necklace or wear a ruffled shirt. This adds volume to your décolletage and draws the eye away from your lower body.
- Skirt: R269, Zara
- Shirt: R229, H&M
- Ring: R79.95, Woolworths
- Watch: R1 999, Fossil at Watch Republic
- Shoes: R1 599, Aldo at Zando
Bonus: Our fashion editor’s midi skirt outfit
And just to prove that we practice what we preach, here’s how our fashion editor, Xolani, wears her midi skirt — teamed with a statement necklace and a simple polo neck. A sexy red lip finishes the look and adds a pop of colour ???.
Looking for midi skirts that will flatter your curves? Then check out these great plus size stores.
Please note that these prices were correct at the time of publishing. Prices and availability of stock are subject to change at the discretion of the supplier.