What on Earth Is a Midaxi, and Should You Buy One?

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First there were jeggings, then there were shackets, and now get ready for… the midaxi. It’s a feared piece, one that is typically worn by those who boldly go where no fashion-conscious woman has gone before. But for Fall/Winter 2017, the midaxi is coming to a shopping mall near you. So, what on earth is it exactly?

A hybrid of the midi skirt and maxi skirt, the midaxi is about as awkward as they come, falling just above the ankle, and just below the calf. When done wrong, it looks like an ill-fitting maxi dress. When done right, it’s the perfect length to show off your new ankle boots. Worn by daring street style stars at Spring/Summer 2018 Fashion Week, this length (and the coined term) seem to be taking a hold, recently seen popping up across the most renowned online stores.

Getting away with this length is tricky, and is frankly ideal for those who are 1) tall, 2) long-legged, or 3) a human clothes-hanger. However, the midaxi does have its pros — it’s ideal for those with a conservative dress code at work, or women who are fed up of trampling over their dresses on the beach. Still on the fence? Savoir Flair rounds up the women who are getting midaxi styling right in the gallery below, so that you can make up your mind on the silhouette for yourself.

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