10 best midi skirts

Follow the fashion pack and opt for a mid-length piece to see you through the tricky transitional time

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As the autumn/winter chill sets in, don’t debate over abandoning skirts; drop the hem just below the knee instead. The mid-length hemline is an easy way to achieve a sophisticated look (and keep yourself from freezing). We searched next season's new arrivals to find something for every style, whether you're after a slinky pleated number or a more voluminous A-line stye.

1. Holly All Over Pleated Crepe Midi Skirt: £20, boohoo.com

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This lilac skirt is perfect for summer days and will still work in autumn, paired with a chunky knit and ankle boots. This piece has a shorter underskirt so you get a sheer effect without showing too much. It also comes in yellow and baby blue.

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2. Pleated Midi Skirt: £39.99, zara.com

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We predict this one will be a bestseller for Zara. It’s faux leather but doesn’t look cheap and the mustard tan is a nod to the Seventies trend that’s still going strong. It also comes in black.

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3. Raw-Cut Draped Skirt: £89, cosstores.com

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Conversely, there’s a lot going on with this skirt from Cos, the Swedish master of minimalism: a bold split and unusual wrap design, cut from a silver-grey, raw-edged fabric. Keep everything else simple to show if off to maximum effect.

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4. Savi Nude Wrap Skirt: £20, prettylittlething.com

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With a nod to utility chic, this structured skirt in scuba fabric belts up at the front, but the cross‑over style and split give it a bit of va‑va‑voom. The neutral colour will go with everything, too.

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5. Striped Midi Skirt: £55, topshop.com

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This surprisingly versatile monochrome number from Topshop will work with bare legs now, then tights come autumn, and it looks equally cool worn with trainers or heels. The voluminous A-line silhouette makes this one feel super-feminine.

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6. Suede Straight Skirt: £199, marksandspencer.com

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M&S’s Seventies-inspired skirt is so popular – Alexa Chung and Olivia Palermo are fans – it’s limited to one per customer. The flattering A-line shape looks just as good now as it did 40 years ago: the luxe suede makes it feel like a designer piece and the split shows off just the right amount of leg.

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7. Long Tartan Kilt: £290, houseofholland.co.uk

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House of Holland is known for its out-of-the-ordinary collections featuring bold prints and playful designs. Its take on traditional tartan is this purple and lime combo with a quirky asymmetric hem. This is a conversation starting, investment piece.

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8. Rue Skirt: £129, coast.co.uk

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First launched in April, now back by popular demand, this glam, Fifties-inspired piece from occasionwear specialists Coast comes with a tulle underskirt for added volume. The floral embroidery makes it look and feel that bit more special, but it can still be dressed down.

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9. Navy Denim Midi Skirt: £22.99, newlook.com

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A-line, button-down and denim — this skirt from New Look ticks three autumn/winter fashion boxes in one. Plus, the midi-length makes it easier to wear than a mini version.

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10. Black Fringed Pencil Skirt: £38, riverisland.com

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Just because we’re in the closing weeks of summer doesn’t mean you can’t do boho. This leather-look fringed skirt from River Island’s latest collection gives tassels a striking autumn update.

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Verdict:

We predict Zara’s pleated faux leather skirt will be a winner this season: it’s good value for money, the on-trend tan colour will go with everything and the pleats add a nice bit of movement and drape. It's also not too late to get your hands on the “it skirt” of the season, M&S’s suede number, or, if you feel like something a bit bolder (and can stretch the budget), House of Holland’s kilt is a good designer choice.

 

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