In fashion there are a few timeless and essential items that will never go out of style. We all love the classic little black dress, the versatile stilettos or an elegant trench coat. In the same category of classic fashion must-haves stands the midi skirt. This is a very feminine piece meant for chic, sexy and graceful women.

The mid-calf length skirts or just the mid skirts were made popular in the 1970s. Nowadays, there aren't so many women who wear this type of skirt and this is maybe due to it's severe and sober look. Even if it seems a little bit difficult to break this serious touch of the midi skirt, with the adequate accessories one can soften the look. You can learn from your favorite celebrities or from the runway shows. For spring/summer 2010, we have seen the midi skirt at Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Celine or Chloe.

Casual look
For a casual, everyday look you can wear a black midi skirt and animating the classic touch of your outfit a little bit pairing the skirt with a short cardigan or a blazer accessorized with a thin, fine belt. Under the blazer wear a simple t-shirt. Complete the outfit with a small pouch and a pair of high-heeled derby shoes. We can create a joyful and more youthful outfit despite the severe look of the midi skirt by choosing funky and colorful accessories like in the Rochas collection for spring/summer 2010.

Team this outfit with a sheer colored blouse and a pair of open-toe stilettos or pumps. For a more daring look try a pair of colored ankle socks.

For an evening look, the midi skirt should take a glamorous and chic touch by matching it with a silk top, opaque tights and pumps. On the other hand, you can brighten your look and opt for a more colorful and sexy outfit. For this you just need to team a satiny midi skirt with floral prints with a bustier, a quilted it bag and a pair of pumps.

Elegant and retro are a perfect combination for a glamorous look that bursts with sex-appeal. You can go for an all black look with red lips and vermilion nails. Your wild side could be revealed by matching an elegant midi skirt, a top with animal prints, stilettos and a varnished bag.

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Never wear a midi skirt without high heels.

Look at Victoria Beckham and learn. She wears high-waisted midi skirts with a shirt or an elegant sweater and high heels.

The midi skirt is perfect for a job interview teamed with a shirt and a blazer.

For a London style try matching a midi skirt with a white shirt, red shoes and sunglasses.

This type of skirt works good for almost every body shape.

If you have a high waist, try wearing midi skirts.