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Four Ways to Wear a Midi Skirt at Work and In The Office

The ladylike, leg-lengthening midi skirt—first popularized in the 1940s by icons like Katharine Hepburn and Lauren Bacall—has been enjoying a comeback lately. But can you really wear it to work? Here, four elegant MM customers show us how they pull off a just-below-the-knee hemline at the office. Learn four ways to wear a midi skirt at work and in the office.

Four Ways to Wear a Midi Skirt

Rebecca wears the Williamsburg skirt in cream and the Davis top in watercolor citrus.

Rebecca Spencer
Director of Partnerships
Age: 34 | Size: 8 | Height: 4’11”

Office environment: Creative casual
How to pull it off: Pair a midi skirt with similar colors on top for an elongating effect.
What she’s wearing: The Williamsburg skirt in cream and the Davis top in watercolor citrus.

Rebecca, what do you look for in an employee? “I always ask what skills they’re looking to learn. Ultimately, you want them to get the tools they need to advance.”

Four Ways to Wear a Midi Skirt

CJ wears the Harlem skirt and the Lagarde shirt.

CJ Faulkner
Corporate Lawyer
Age: 25 | Size: 2 | Height: 5’8″

Office environment: Business formal
How to pull it off: For a conservative look, keep the rest of your outfit traditional. A white collared shirt does the trick.
What she’s wearing: The Harlem skirt and the Lagarde shirt.

CJ, what’s your office ritual? “Popsicles. I can’t say how many I consume per day; it’s embarrassing.”

Four Ways to Wear a Midi Skirt

Jessica wears the Susan dress in Sahara.

Jessica Basham
Management Consultant
Age: 29 | Size: 4 | Height: 5’9″

Office environment: Business casual
How to pull it off: A belt or sash adds definition to the waist and pulls the look together.
What she’s wearing: The Susan dress in Sahara.

Four Ways to Wear a Midi Skirt

Arushi wears the Masha dress in black.

Arushi Kumar
Product Development Manager
Age: 32 | Size: 2 | Height: 5’2″

Office environment: Fashion forward
How to pull it off: Wear heels to balance the length of the dress. A long necklace helps, too.
What she’s wearing:The Masha dress in black.

Arushi, what do you love about midi pieces? “When they’re fitted along the waist and peg just below the knee, they make me feel tall and shapely.”

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