It’s so wonderful to get dressed in a style era when every hemline is “in”. Do you remember when we wore only mini skirts? Then the backlash of the midi hemline, the return (and third return) of the mini, the high-low, asymmetrical, and the low-low. And now all these variations can have a place in our wardrobes.
A long dress or skirt is romantic. The most feminine and romantic hemline is the ankle-grazing skirt. These are terrific in both hot and cold seasons and they always look elegant. The gorgeous black and white vintage skirt below is from Vix’s shop, Kinky Melon. Vix has a keen eye for vintage beauties.
A short (for me, to the knee) hemline is sassy. I don’t love showing my knees, so my closet is a bit short (heh) in this department. But this length is great for balancing an outfit’s proportions. And as I look at these pics, I see that my calves are shapely, so maybe I shouldn’t shy away from a knee-skirt.
My favorite: just below the knee, feels graceful. This is my sweet spot hemline: knee-covering and still easy to get around. I can even ride my bike in skirts like these. Tights are optional, and I feel comfortable and grown-up.
I’d love to hear from you in the comments about which hemlines you prefer.
Stay fabulous, and enjoy every sandwich, xo
Some hemlines to browse through: