Last Saturday in the Wall Street Journal there was a article about shifting hem lengths. The subhead reads "Say farewell to the maxi and the mini. The season's new sweet spot falls gracefully below the knee." The article goes on to talk about top designers (Proenza Schouler, Stella McCartney and Marc Jacob…) making the shift to this new (or not so new) length. It is referred to as the midi and considered the "consummate classic".
What do you think? Will you embrace it?
Would have been a good article to read Cathe, but was the writer a fashion stylist or a journalist? For me, I dont care much for the fashionable length. I am 161cm short and a size 14 that is mostly on my thighs and muscular calves. I always go for a length that suits me. Too long and I am wider, too short and I excentuate my bum.
Is a midi just above or just below the knee? What if you have ugly knees? I like to sit just above the knee as it suits me, maybe now I will be in fashion!!
I'm with you there. While I like to try new things in sewing, I just don't change my taste every season.
Fashion designers design for models anyway so I don't assume every women will look good in the same skirt lenght. I prefer my skirts to end right above the knee because it suits me and gives me the right amount of mobility to run after my son. I live in a rainy city so maxi dresses or skirts never worked for me they just get dirty.
Whatever lenght you prefer, chances are it will come back some day :-)
This new length is perfect for me, but that is coincidental rather than me being trendy!
Okay, here's the full article: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903591104576468450062...
It's written by Alexa Brazillian who is the Style Director at the WSJ and prior to this position she was with Elle Magazine as a fashion editor.
If you go to the link there is a nice slide show that really showcases so beautiful garments that are actually pleasing and not to far out, although there are a few wowzas too!
The length is suppose to work for everyone and is flexible, ranging from below the knee to a few inches above the ankle (a clear nod to the 30's and 40's). I like right above the knee and in all honesty I'm happy to see more moderate fashions that work for a larger range of women. Good buy minis!