How Short is Too Short When It Comes to Fashion After 50?
Is Your Mini Skirt Too Short? 8 Telltale Signs it Just Might Be
Since most of spring's miniskirts are fashioned out of fancy silk and satin, they're far from being trashy, but even so So how do you figure out how high is too high? Read on for my tried-and-true trick that will keep you from ever crossing over into Tara Reid territory. Cher Horowitz was my patron saint of shopping, and lest I lag behind in my style studies and neglect some of her cardinal rules Thou shall always wear knee-socks, a twinset and some candy-like accessory , a poster of the film was strategically placed in my closet to remind me of her Beverly Hills-inspired standards. Even though I don't wear as many miniskirts as I did in my oh-so-impressionable youth--nor, thankfully, do I still need Mom's stamp of approval on my outfits--I still use this hemline "rule" when shopping for skirts and dresses. And by the looks of all the spring runways—from Michael Kors to Louis Vuitton-I'll be employing it pretty frequently.
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To be sure, Vogue. Kimonos, mall goth platform creepers, stripper heels? But there is one piece of clothing that seems to provoke an unparalleled sense of hesitation among my stylish colleagues, one forbidden separate that feels like a step too far: the daytime minidress. A sassy and fun alternative to ho-hum jeans or a been-there-done-that frock, the swatch of fabric is hard terrain to mitigate.