Move over mini and maxi skirts, because for fall 2013 the midi skirt is stealing the spotlight.  We are swooning over the ladylike midi skirt trend that has been hitting the fashion scene hard recently. On the runways fashion houses like Givenchy, L’Wren Scott, Jil Sander, Victoria Beckham, Rochas and Bottega Veneta all showed stunning variations of the midi skirt trend. Some designers opted to show the sleek and sexy fitted midi skirt, which hugs every curve and is just perfect for a night on the town. While others showcased the full and flirty midi skirt, which features plenty of eye-catching movement and is suitable for literally any occasion from in-office work to a fun night out.

Some of our favorite celebrity Chicistas have been spotted rocking this oh-so chic look recently, ladies like Zoe Saldana, Alexa Chung, Garcelle Beauvais, Olivia Palermo, Rita Ora, Victoria Beckham, Kate Bosworth and Dasha Zhukova have all rocked the sophisticated midi skirt in unique and totally chic ways. The best thing about this trend is that there is a variation to suit any body-shape from boxy to pear, athletic to curvy and anything in between. So whether you are a student returning back to campus or a working gal trying to spice up her office wear wardrobe, this trend is one we highly suggest you try this fall.

Try The Trend Tips
We’ve noticed two clear divisions amongst the midi skirt trend, both are super chic and poised to become valuable members of your fall wardrobe, so pick one or both if you’re feeling ultra-fashionable!

The Fitted Midi Skirt
The fitted midi skirt is the way to go if you want to show off your figure in a more modest way than a leg bearing mini skirt. All you need is a simple black fitted midi skirt to create a multitude of stylish options. For example pair your fitted black midi skirt with a bralet top and lace up heels for an edgy yet sophisticated night look, don’t forget to bring along a simple black blazer in case your bralet top leaves you feeling overexposed or a little chilly. For daytime pair your black fitted midi skirt with a loosely tucked-in white V-neck t-shirt and cute ankle strap heels, this monochromatic look is oozing effortless sophistication and charm.

The Full Midi Skirt
This cut of skirt is timeless and boundlessly classy making it perfect for anything, from a work gathering to a formal affair. When you are trying to create a look with the flouncy full midi skirt take a cue from Old Hollywood screen goddess Grace Kelly. In true retro fashion go for a pleated high waisted midi skirt, a skirt like this looks great with either a light wash chambray top, tucked in designer t-shirt or even a work savvy contrasting collar top