October 2, 2010

Ladies: What's the right skirt length?

Don't you know by now?

Hint: Look in a mirror!

17 comments:

Bart Hall (Kansas, USA) said...

Knees are ugly. Keep the skirt below the knees. And, ladies and gents alike, no shorts, please.

America's Politico said...

The problem is not the skirts but the bags. My girl friend luckily wears skirts of all sizes. But, more importantly, she only takes one small bag. Now, people take so many bags that it is hard to take the sub-way. What is the reason people need to take everything when they commute?

Trooper York said...

Everyone knows that the right lenght for a skirt is 24 1/2" as you would find in our Popular Paula Pencil Skirt!

Will said...

To me, skirts that are within two inches of the knee (higher or lower) seem to be just right.

GMay said...

Depends on how hot she is.

Big Mike said...

Women still wear skirts?

Oligonicella said...

My skirts always hit about 4" above the knee.

Bob_R said...

Does the fashion industry exist so that child molesters can feel they have more moral scruples and the rest of us can feel that we have better business sense?


wv:fings I don't really want to know.

sol said...

When the market crashes hemlines go down.

When the market soars, hemlines go up.

Law of nature. Women want to attract the attention of wealthy men, not guys who need help to pay their rent.

Easycure said...

My kilts hit a little above the knee. And before you ask: No, my bagpipes don't show.

Big Mike said...

@Easycure, this one is for you.

Anne B. said...

I like my skirts midcalf - that's about 30-32 inches long. I also like 'em A-lined, bias-cut, and preferably made of silk :-)

Never liked above-the-knee skirts, not even when I was young and had the figure to get away with them.

Christy said...

Just below the widest part of my calf.

Marcia said...

The woman at 2:21 needs a skirt about 4 inches longer. She really doesn't have the knees for a mini.

Great shoes though.

themightypuck said...

Hemlines are like everything else. No one wants to be an outlier so they converge on a relatively arbitrary consensus every year. The Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland explains much. Likewise Nassim Taleb's insight about "experts" in The Black Swan.

HDHouse said...

as my dear departed mother, once a high school principal who carried a "skirt ruler", would say:

"a woman's skirt is like a good essay; short enough to be interesting but long enough to cover the subject"

Paul said...

Eye level!