GOING TO GREAT LENGTHS
Hemline trends go up and down so quickly these days that I think it’s more than fair to give up on the whole chase and wear what you like. I, of the ghostly white skin and chicken leg contingent, happen to love a long skirt but so would anyone else who likes a bit of drama.
There aren’t too many hard-and-fast rules when it comes to skirt dressing but, especially if you’re petite, it’s best to keep things sharp and fitted on top to avoid completely swallowing your silhouette. Here’s how I’d go about it:
Top: Illustration by Michelle Ricks, Above: Theory ‘Black Sapphire’ velvet jacket – $217 at Stylebop, Vince black pleated maxi skirt – $265 at Stylebop, Equipment ‘Annabelle’ washed-silk shirt – $220 at Net-A-Porter, ‘Edie’ purse in Italian calf hair – $448 at J.Crew, Bijoux Heart ‘Chi’ Swarovski crystal and pearl earrings – $445 at Net-A-Porter, Dolce and Gabbana embellished brass safety pin brooch – $375 at Net-A-Porter, Marc by Marc Jacobs over-the-knee boots – $590 at 5F Bergdorf Goodman