As fashion editors, when it comes to trends, we’re not players, we just crush a lot — and the style striking our fancy as of late is the midi skirt.
It’s practically common knowledge that crop top phenomenon has given way to the shin-showcasing skirt’s revival, which had been a slump of sorts since the invention of the mini-skirt in the ’60s, and we’ve been embracing the waist-accentuating style through fall.
While the parade of fashion editor’s during fashion week are testament enough to its chic effect, we didn’t think it a silhouette that men would be particularly keen to. However, today we learned that that’s not the case at all, in fact, one gentleman thinks they’re kind of hot.
Harper’s BAZAAR tapped their go-to guy, Patrick Varone, to reveal what guys really think of the midi skirt and while he had his fun crediting his first grade nun, Sister Thomas Joseph, as the pioneer of the look, he generally had only nice things to say.
“If you’re looking to class it up a smidge this longer skirt is probably the style to do that,” he says. “It really says, ‘I passed the bar, not danced on one. […] The midi skirt is actually pretty hot. You could potentially wear this to work and then out to happy hour.”
BAZAAR’s straight male correspondent makes a fine point, and with that we decided to scour the web and find 15 chic takes, from swinging to wiggle-worthy, on the skirt du jour.
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