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Tips for Wearing a Longer Skirt

Tips for Wearing a Longer Skirt

How to Make It Flattering, Not Frumpy

Microminis are great for their leg-lengthening sex appeal, but they make everyday tasks (exiting the subway, tying your shoes, sneezing) downright risqué.

That’s why we’re so glad below-the-knee skirts are back. We’re not alone in digging the look: We spotted versions in the fall 2010 collections of Charlotte Ronson, Rachel Roy, Marc Jacobs, Prada, and Madewell by Alexa Chung, to name a few. But how do you wear them without looking like a homely Anne of Green Gables extra?

In today’s video, NYC-based stylist Peju Famojure has brand recommendations, styling suggestions, and advice for wearing them with socks and heels.

Even those in the leggings-are-pants camp will have no reason to skirt this trend.

For more below-the-waist fashion advice, check out our gallery of legwear for fall

new york fashion week spring 2011!
ann yee!
Want to know what it takes to be a model? How clothes make it from the designer’s mind to the runway? Check out Chris Benz’s casting session and Ann Yee’s magical workplace, part of our inimitable Fashion Week coverage.

this week on swirl!
tom scott!Tom Scott Pop-Up Shop
Score Tom Scott’s clever knits until 11 a.m. EST, then head to the grand finale of the week when we restock goods from the fall collections of our featured designers. Hurry to Swirl, before it pops down!