The thing about summer is, often you’re searching for an item of clothing that will look appropriate and somehow simultaneously act as a heat deflector. Which, more often than not, leads you to a mini or short shorts.
It’s easy to forget that even a mid-length hemline can be just as breezy. Think of all the movement you create when you walk! And how instantly you’re also that much more put together, like you made an effort despite that towering stack of denim shorts your friends are all too familiar with. It’s nice to see women opting for longer lengths, I think it goes right along with this resurgence of a more feminine silhouette I’ve noticed. That classic 50s housewife vibe modernized: not so strict, and ideally worn with a shoe you can dance in.
Now maybe a longer hem isn’t for everyone, but there is definitely a way to wear it no matter you’re shape. It’s all about embracing something different and seeing how you feel. Maybe you’ll feel like a cast member of Big Love (mostly Chloe Sevigny, but even she made that look work… sort of), but mostly it’s just great inspiration to see all the unique ways friends we love like Kate and Veronika are dressing for warm weather. May it be an ankle-length dress layered with a tee and army coat, or a shift over pants….
And, like Garance spoke about in her Editor’s Letter this month, change is all about evolving – even if you start with a longer hemline.
So, what do you think? Is it time to embrace longer lengths and say good bye to the super short skirts and shorts? Or will you always love wearing a mini in the summer?