STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Knee-Length Hemlines

Style Advice of the Week

First came the mini, then came the midi and now, designers like David Koma, Prada, and Jason Wu have been all over knee-length hemlines for summer. Much more forgiving than last season’s calf-length cut, this chic hemline for coats, dresses and skirts gives you tons of options to work with. I especially love the knee-length skirts that were very popular in the 40s and 50s. The classic flouncy style with fun prints paired with billowy blouses always gave a beautiful and lovely look. Today’s Fashionista has definitely updated that 50s look.

Having a knee-length skirt in your wardrobe is a must. Not only is it on trend, but they are an embodiment of beauty, femininity, style and practicality. Long skirts can be worn in the evening with a sweater and with a jacket or graphic T-shirt during the day like today’s Fashionista pulls off. A long skirt gives you a great reason to wear a bright color as well. The way that she has paired this skirt with her cowboy boots is also a smart way to dress your look down.

Chiffon pleated skirts like this one from American Apparel can be found practically everywhere. This Earthy Mosaic Print Georgette Skirt is right on par with this trend as well and I love the natural color scheme which makes it more daytime appropriate. Another great daytime look could be made with this Peach and Every Day Skirt. Or if you’d like a night friendly version, try this Love Triangle Silk Dress. As long as you’ve been creative with your look, your bound to rock it no matter what.


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