Duchess Of Cambridge Taps Into The Midaxi Skirt Trend
Your festive wardrobe, sorted.
6 December 2018
All credits: PA
The Duchess of Cambridge looked suitably festive hosting a Christmas party at Kensington Palace with Prince William, choosing a bright red tartan skirt that she teamed with a black cashmere cardigan and black suede boots.
Adding to the winter wonderland feel, the Kate and Wills were met with a flurry of fake snow on arrival at the event, which was held for families and children of RAF personnel serving in Cyprus.
Kate’s skirt is by Emilia Wickstead, the British designer whose AW18 collection featured tartan heavily, and is notable because it taps into a major autumn/winter trend – midaxi skirts.
Longer than a midi but not quite a maxi, midaxi skirts were also seen on the autumn catwalks at Dior, Balenciaga, Simone Rocha and Lanvin.
Now, they’re big news on the high street. The great thing about a midaxi skirt is that, if you pair it with long boots, like Kate did, you don’t need to wear tights, because your legs won’t be uncovered.
Get The Look
The skirt isn’t available online, but you can get the very similar Giovanna Smocked Tartan Crepe Midi Dress for AED 3,150 on Net-a-Porter.
If you’re looking a high street alternative, this Marks & Spencer has a variety of kilt-inspired skirts, from colourful pencil skirts to loose pleated styles. This tartan look has that festive feel (retails at AED 250).
You can also check out our edit of the top midaxi skirts to shop this winter.
(Left to Right) Giovanna Smocked Tartan Crepe Midi Dress, M&S Tartan Skirt