Instant Wardrobe Update: The Ruffled Midi

J.W. Anderson Skirt, $1,220; Balenciaga Skirt, 1,765; Givenchy Skirt, $3,950; Jacquemus Skirt, $510 

*All Available at Net-a-Porter

The midi skirt, with it’s lady-like length, has been a favorite of the fashion set for many a season. Though you can’t spend three minutes scrolling through Instagram posts without encountering at least a handful of micro-pleated iterations, the ruffled midi is moving in as the fresher, chicer option. It adds instant polish to any work or weekend ensemble; simply throw on with a basic t-shirt, sweater, or coolly untucked blouse and let the playful, asymmetry do all the talking.

What makes the ruffled midi so much more enticing than its pleated counterpart is the skirt’s gorgeous shape: cut close to the body, exploding into a bountiful cascade of folds. The ruffled midi enhances curves and, due to its high waist and calf-grazing hemline, creates the allusion of added height. In the dead of winter, this versatile piece promises to inject a much needed dose of excitement into daily dressing. So go forth and enjoy the infinite styling possibilities.


Above: Jane Keltner de Valle at New York Fashion Week SS17  in a Celine Skirt

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