4 Celebrity-Inspired Looks That Nail The Midi's Tricky Hemline

Mini, midi, maxi — how's a girl to decide? With so many skirts available these days, it's pretty tough to nail down a clear favorite, because we love them all. Well, today, we're showing a little bit of bias toward the middle child of the group: the tea-length hem. When executed properly, this not-too-long, not-too-short skirt is just right for the office or after-hours drinks. And, thanks to some oh-so-chic celebrity inspiration — including Mandy Moore, Rachel Bilson, Alexa Chung, and Cory Kennedy — we've sourced 12 shoppable midis that'll elevate your skirt game.
From sequins and florals to leather and fuller shapes, the midi skirt is proving tough to resist. And, you don't need a supermodel stature to pull off the trend! They're just as flattering on us height-challenged gals, too. Click through for more celebrity style insights, and shop the buys that'll have you embracing this calf-skimming length in no time.
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Photo: Patrick McMullan.
Alexa Chung, Sequin Midi
Some may disagree, but we're of the opinion that sequins make everything better. Especially during the holidays.
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Photo: Matt Baron/BEImages.
Rachel Bilson, Printed Midi
The printed midi can work for anyone — just make sure you choose a shape that flatters your body type. On the petite side? Opt for pencil skirts. Got a curvier figure? A-line varieties that aren't quite so form-fitting will help mask anything you don't want on display.
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Photo: Gregory Pace/BEImages.
Cory Kennedy, Full-Skirted Midi
The ladylike staple has become a wardrobe regular for fashion insiders and stylish celebrities, but the fuller style can be tricky to pull off. Proportions are everything. Let blazers and tops hit at the natural waist or just below to create a flattering shape.
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No. 6 A-1 Skirt , $295, available at French Garment Cleaners.
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Photo: Jim Smeal/BEImages.
Mandy Moore, Leather Midi
Leather is an easy way to add edge to any outfit, particularly with something as feminine and girly as skirts. Paired with chunky knits and ankle boots, this is a look we'll happily don all winter long.
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