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March 7, 2013 at 4:07 pm
It’s a classic, so beautiful with high heels!
March 8, 2013 at 10:37 am
2nd and 4th=amazing! :)
Breeches & Collars
March 7, 2013 at 4:09 pm
I’m so happy this skirt seems to get more and more popular again. So applicable, diverse and classy.
March 7, 2013 at 5:21 pm
First and Fourth lady conquered my heart. And I’d do anything; I’d beg and I’d die , just to have a nice romantic moment with the fourth one . Such an amazing , breath-taking beauty matched with elegance ! And the oscar goes to Sweden …
March 7, 2013 at 4:11 pm
Laura is right. These are classic fits!
Rose D. NJ
March 7, 2013 at 4:21 pm
THE STEL STYLE
March 7, 2013 at 4:28 pm
it’s a classic and beautiful style!!! I love it!!!
Jo @ CutandChicVintage Boutique
March 7, 2013 at 4:32 pm
I agree with Breeches & Collars. The 1950′s-esque full skirt can be paired with anything and always looks ladylike and chic.
March 7, 2013 at 4:33 pm
love Giovanna style!!!
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March 7, 2013 at 4:34 pm
Lady number six the one in the all black outfit,she really knows how to look hot.
Gian Luca M
March 7, 2013 at 4:39 pm
i think…very nice
March 7, 2013 at 4:42 pm
That is such a great look. The high heels are a must though.
March 7, 2013 at 4:58 pm
I love this length. It is so elegant and ladylike
March 7, 2013 at 4:59 pm
The two middle shots are so fantastic! Love them.
March 7, 2013 at 5:07 pm
Love love the full skirt. So elegant and the high heels are to die for.
March 7, 2013 at 5:11 pm
When is that heels-with-socks thing finally going to die out?
March 8, 2013 at 9:05 am
March 7, 2013 at 5:13 pm
March 7, 2013 at 5:20 pm
Please call Chicago and ask them to sell these!
It’s about time. I have never liked the current trend of way-above-the-knee skirts on middle-aged women. Once you’re out of college, it’s time to dress like a grown-up.
March 7, 2013 at 5:24 pm
I have been loving this length for a while now!
March 7, 2013 at 5:27 pm
Yes, I’m keen on skirt lengths that cover sthe knees, because I don’t like to show my knees which are a different colour to my legs (if that makes sense, haha – they are browner) LOL
That’s the only length I wear.
Showing knees (and skin) is the privilege of the very young.
March 7, 2013 at 5:36 pm
These are beautiful, but they are not a-line skirts. These used to be called “full” skirts. A-lines had much less fabric and were sleeker.
March 7, 2013 at 11:53 pm
March 9, 2013 at 6:03 pm
A lines are shaped like A’s! Triangular, usually just below the knee.
March 15, 2013 at 8:20 pm
Agreed! So are A-line’s returning?
March 7, 2013 at 5:38 pm
March 7, 2013 at 5:40 pm
I really have to get used to this, I’m finally into the skater skirts but that too like forever too ;)
john b pritchett
March 7, 2013 at 5:43 pm
Classy, elegant, sophisticated…totally adorable!
These women look so incredibly elegant, I wish I could wear this length without looking dumpy. :(
March 7, 2013 at 5:45 pm
Yes, they are all lovely! But they are not A-line skirts. Not feeling the heels and socks though.
March 9, 2013 at 9:45 am
I agree with your comment that these are lovely, and I agree that these are not A-lines. They’re more like dirndls , loosely pleated skirts or just plain gathered skirts. I wouldn’t wear the socks and heels but don’t mind seeing others in them.
March 7, 2013 at 5:46 pm
These are my latest obsession! Oh my goodness! To me, it’s the perfect conservative length without seeming too bohemian. I want them all!
March 7, 2013 at 5:50 pm
These are more full circle skirts than A-line.
March 7, 2013 at 5:52 pm
These are me new obsession! Oh my goodness! To me, this is the perfect conservative length that doesn’t look bohemian. I want them all!
March 7, 2013 at 5:54 pm
classy and wonderful trend!
March 7, 2013 at 6:18 pm
Nice, but I believe this is closer to a dirndl skirt. A-line is like a pyramid, not gathered like these skirts are.
March 7, 2013 at 6:26 pm
love how it looks
March 7, 2013 at 6:37 pm
I absolutely love this composition these woman have a so great style one of my favorite woman in first pic is super
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March 7, 2013 at 6:53 pm
They’re all fabulous…the montage, beautiful.
March 7, 2013 at 7:27 pm
I’m sorry, but A-line/full skirts make everyone–even you size zeros–look much larger than you actually are–and it’s not even a unique look that you are sacrificing for…merely “ladylike”–
Cue crickets and tumbleweeds.
March 8, 2013 at 3:50 am
No no, its all about proportions !
March 8, 2013 at 6:21 pm
ridiculous — none of these women look large. On the other hand I think wearing a tight or pencil skirt when you have curves or hips or extra pounds make you look larger than you are. I wish retailers would offer more than the standard straight up and down skirt.
March 7, 2013 at 8:14 pm
quite elegant, that’s what we wear with attitude to life,,
March 7, 2013 at 8:29 pm
these are beautiful skirts….but they are full skirts. A line skirts have no gathers
and look like an A.
March 7, 2013 at 8:38 pm
A great return to femininity!
March 7, 2013 at 8:39 pm
Below the knee a-line skirts are my favourite. I’m glad you did a post on them :-)
March 7, 2013 at 9:01 pm
This look only works on women with dainty ankles…Alas.
March 7, 2013 at 9:13 pm
I love a long A-line shirt, so chic with a high heel.
March 7, 2013 at 9:20 pm
i’d be VERY interested to see if this length skirt can be pulled off with flats – from someone who almost never wear heels and feels left out of this look… :( :)
March 7, 2013 at 9:35 pm
Only Franca looks good.
March 7, 2013 at 9:44 pm
I heard that longer hemlines indicate a low economy….seems about right.
March 7, 2013 at 9:56 pm
All of them are lovely, but #4 is the absolute winner!!!! I’m waaaay tooo short for this.
March 7, 2013 at 9:58 pm
YES. yes, yes yes yes yes! Big tick from me! These photos show how versatile this length skirt actually is. Top right and middle bottom are my favourites. I just love the skirt with a t-shirt, leather jacket and scard- genius!!
March 7, 2013 at 10:37 pm
this is beautiful. love the length
kw Ladies in Navy
March 7, 2013 at 10:53 pm
It’s always the right choice, for almost all kind of body and it’s so feminine and so ’50!!!!
March 7, 2013 at 11:47 pm
oh, how I love these! so perfectly feminine.
March 8, 2013 at 1:21 am
Loving them all! So lady-like and elegant!
March 8, 2013 at 2:15 am
totally want to know how to wear this trend haha
March 8, 2013 at 2:21 am
March 8, 2013 at 2:32 am
perfect and so chic!
March 8, 2013 at 2:35 am
I love it, it’s so chic….
March 8, 2013 at 2:53 am
great post! I love the midi skirt! xo, Alma
March 8, 2013 at 3:47 am
I love fifties skirts, just above or under the knees. It’s elegant, not “showing everything style”, but even more sensual… every woman can look beautiful in a skirt like this, I always say women should find theyr perfect skirt. Pants are great, that’s why we wear them, but skirts just ARE for us!!
Great pictures, great styles.
thanks for your excelent work
March 8, 2013 at 10:59 am
and Marc Jacobs!
March 8, 2013 at 3:49 am
Love the 1st outfit!
March 8, 2013 at 3:56 am
Yes, if you avoid mid-calf length.
March 8, 2013 at 4:00 am
I’m from down south (Charleston, SC) (maybe that affects my feelings, though I doubt it)
High heel shoes are “sexier” looking
HH shoes make you look taller
Etc.,….(you add the other positive values)
But, they are not healthy for your feet and
I prefer my wife to have healthy feet.
Can we find SOME compromise and still be fashionable?
Oh, and above all, I want her to be happy! :)
March 19, 2013 at 1:54 am
Then let her wear what she wants.
October 31, 2013 at 12:50 am
Platform heels! More heel but the platform translates that extra height into a more comfortable angle for the foot. However, it can be tricky to find a nice platform that isn’t “fetishy” or clunky. It’s still worth looking into – they can be pretty comfortable and my roll step agrees more with a nice platform heel than a stiletto.
March 8, 2013 at 4:30 am
Oh yes, I’m thinking about them. They’re very feminine and classy, I like the three women of the last photos, Franca Sozzani looks great. And the one in the middle, already seen here, is perfect.
March 8, 2013 at 5:28 am
I like this kind of skirt, I think that is really feminine!
March 8, 2013 at 7:16 am
These looks remind me of Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday.
Bonnie, Clyde and Marni
March 8, 2013 at 8:21 am
Love it!!! Such a classic style!!
Fashion Consultant Asia
March 8, 2013 at 8:25 am
I love 2nd and 5th look!
Fashion Consultant Asia
March 8, 2013 at 9:03 am
Correction-these are full not A-line skirts. And I for one, will never tire of them.
March 8, 2013 at 9:27 am
These are not A-line skirts, but definitely with a 50s look. The A-line came in during the 60s in skirts and dresses and began inching their way above the knee. A nice fit that covered many a figure flaw below the waist.
March 8, 2013 at 9:28 am
These skirts are gorgeous, but I definitely don’t think they come with an age or are for those who want to hide their knees! Just watch a film by Godard or Malle and you will see how elegant and sweet this style looks on young and old! You might also notice how these lovely French actresses look great in them with heels OR flats. I wish more people from my generation would embrace the full skirt :)
March 11, 2013 at 12:28 am
March 8, 2013 at 12:38 pm
Love love love the look!
March 8, 2013 at 3:37 pm
These look more like drindl ( or dirndle if you prefer) skirts than A-line skirts.
March 8, 2013 at 6:33 pm
Sorry but these are not A-Line, but full skirts.
March 8, 2013 at 11:00 pm
Does anybody know which designer makes the shoes in picture number 5
March 9, 2013 at 2:22 am
Beautiful and elegant look- glad to see their return.
March 9, 2013 at 4:12 am
Yes yes yes! Love this. Paired with a simple top and shades, very 50s.
March 9, 2013 at 5:03 am
Unfortunately, not for every body type. Certainly not for the ‘apple shape’, shorter legs and tight, ‘skinny’ ankles.
March 9, 2013 at 12:45 pm
A must have in my wardrobe.
I remember this wonderful moment @ Via Fogazzaro, Milan, last september.
Alessia, the first from the left.
March 9, 2013 at 11:55 pm
Remarkable with a touch of sensuality!
March 11, 2013 at 12:27 am
I love these loosely gathered skirts — I have a few in my closet, but am always self-conscious because they are a bit more dramatic than is typical in my area. Having just found this site a few months ago, I feel my confidence growing and I may just wear them!
March 11, 2013 at 5:53 am
I love this kind of skirt.
March 12, 2013 at 3:04 pm
Very nice alternatives for women of a certain age, or any age! For women in a mature age demographic, there is a time when you should really consider putting that mini waaaaaaay at the back of the closet. ;)
March 12, 2013 at 5:08 pm
These are my favorite style of skirts because they are absolutely timeless and can be worn throughout your lifetime. No closet is complete without an a-line midi skirt.
March 16, 2013 at 8:31 am
Superclassy – fine choice, hard to name a fav..
March 16, 2013 at 4:54 pm
A-line skirts are the best skirts!
March 19, 2013 at 1:51 am
I love everything about photo #5, but I’m obsessed with her bowed pumps. Anyone know what they are?
March 28, 2013 at 6:50 pm
Below the knee skirts are so chic!