The steal: Mid-length flared skirt with pleats, $40, hm.com/ca. The midi skirt (a.k.a mid-length skirt) is often overlooked as a fashion staple due to the overwhelming fear of frumpiness that it strikes in the hearts of women. I'm here to tell you there is nothing to fear—well, at least not from a skirt. This calf-grazing skirt is both lady-like and luxurious. It obviously looks great on on leggy models, but also works for the rest of us who didn't win the genetic lottery. To find the most flattering style make sure the hemline hits at the thickest part of your calf, if it’s too long take it to a tailor. The styling of this skirt from H&M is brilliant—minus the flat shoes. Unless you're over 5'10 a heel is essential. It doesn't have to be a high heel, just look for a tittle lift and a pointy toe. This is going to help elongate your legs. Another styling tip is to make sure your top half is fitted. Since the skirt is so full you're going to want to wear a tailored blouse, shirt or in this case body conscious turtleneck.