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  1. Laura

    March 7, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    It’s a classic, so beautiful with high heels!

  2. 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.

    • Ottoman Dandy

      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 …

  3. Simbarashe

    March 7, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Laura is right. These are classic fits!

  4. Rose D. NJ

    March 7, 2013 at 4:21 pm



    March 7, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    it’s a classic and beautiful style!!! I love it!!!

  6. 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.

  7. Carola

    March 7, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    love Giovanna style!!!

    New Post on PursesInTheKitchen

  8. Love cake

    March 7, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Lady number six the one in the all black outfit,she really knows how to look hot.

  9. Gian Luca M

    March 7, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    i think…very nice

    Gian Luca M

  10. Emilie

    March 7, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    That is such a great look. The high heels are a must though.

  11. Suzanne

    March 7, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    I love this length. It is so elegant and ladylike

  12. Karen

    March 7, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    The two middle shots are so fantastic! Love them.

  13. Lindsey

    March 7, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Love love the full skirt. So elegant and the high heels are to die for.

  14. Andy

    March 7, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    When is that heels-with-socks thing finally going to die out?

    • debbie

      March 8, 2013 at 9:05 am

      Amen Andy.

  15. hadhka

    March 7, 2013 at 5:13 pm

  16. underemployed

    March 7, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Please call Chicago and ask them to sell these!

  17. Liza D.

    March 7, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    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.

  18. Jennifer

    March 7, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    I have been loving this length for a while now!

    xo Jennifer

  19. Chandra Golay

    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

  20. Sevan

    March 7, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    That’s the only length I wear.
    Showing knees (and skin) is the privilege of the very young.

  21. Miss Pam

    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.

    • anno

      March 7, 2013 at 11:53 pm


      • ladyofletters

        March 9, 2013 at 6:03 pm

        A lines are shaped like A’s! Triangular, usually just below the knee.

        • Juli

          March 15, 2013 at 8:20 pm

          Agreed! So are A-line’s returning?

  22. Andrea Patrícia

    March 7, 2013 at 5:38 pm


  23. Eva

    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 ;)

  24. john b pritchett

    March 7, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Classy, elegant, sophisticated…totally adorable!

  25. Maddy Marcel

    March 7, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    These women look so incredibly elegant, I wish I could wear this length without looking dumpy. :(

  26. Dawn

    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.

    • calliemac

      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.

  27. Mariah

    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!

  28. skirt

    March 7, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    These are more full circle skirts than A-line.

  29. Mariah

    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!

  30. monkeyshines

    March 7, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    classy and wonderful trend!


  31. haapi

    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.

  32. Rhoda Wong

    March 7, 2013 at 6:26 pm

  33. Lelli Family

    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

    Mom Cesy from Lelli, italian fashion family

  34. Monsieur Marcel

    March 7, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    They’re all fabulous…the montage, beautiful.

  35. bey

    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.

    • edith

      March 8, 2013 at 3:50 am

      No no, its all about proportions !

    • Amy

      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.


  36. weiwei chen

    March 7, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    quite elegant, that’s what we wear with attitude to life,,

  37. pcoyle

    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.

  38. thecitygourmand

    March 7, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    A great return to femininity!

  39. Bea

    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 :-)

  40. Mer

    March 7, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    This look only works on women with dainty ankles…Alas.

  41. Katherine

    March 7, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    I love a long A-line shirt, so chic with a high heel.


  42. suzy

    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… :( :)

  43. milex

    March 7, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Only Franca looks good.

  44. Sarah

    March 7, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    I heard that longer hemlines indicate a low economy….seems about right.

  45. Lona

    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.

  46. pindlesblog

    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!!

  47. kelsey

    March 7, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    this is beautiful. love the length
    kw Ladies in Navy

  48. Biancamaria

    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!!!!

  49. Samantha

    March 7, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    oh, how I love these! so perfectly feminine.

  50. Namrata

    March 8, 2013 at 1:21 am

    Loving them all! So lady-like and elegant!


  51. carol

    March 8, 2013 at 2:15 am

    totally want to know how to wear this trend haha

  52. Iliyana

    March 8, 2013 at 2:21 am

  53. jenny

    March 8, 2013 at 2:32 am

    perfect and so chic!

  54. Alessandra

    March 8, 2013 at 2:35 am

    I love it, it’s so chic….

  55. soulofashopper

    March 8, 2013 at 2:53 am

    great post! I love the midi skirt! xo, Alma

  56. Jana H.

    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

    • Judith A.

      March 8, 2013 at 10:59 am

      and Marc Jacobs!

  57. Charlotte

    March 8, 2013 at 3:49 am

  58. Edith

    March 8, 2013 at 3:56 am

    Yes, if you avoid mid-calf length.

  59. Henry Yarborough

    March 8, 2013 at 4:00 am

    I know:
    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! :)

    • Pamela

      March 19, 2013 at 1:54 am

      Then let her wear what she wants.

    • AG

      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.

  60. Noemi

    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.

  61. Nico

    March 8, 2013 at 5:28 am

    I like this kind of skirt, I think that is really feminine!

  62. Christina

    March 8, 2013 at 7:16 am

    These looks remind me of Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday.

  63. Bonnie, Clyde and Marni

    March 8, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Love it!!! Such a classic style!!

  64. Fashion Consultant Asia

    March 8, 2013 at 8:25 am

    I love 2nd and 5th look!
    Very fashionable.

    Fashion Consultant Asia

  65. debbie

    March 8, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Correction-these are full not A-line skirts. And I for one, will never tire of them.

  66. laura

    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.

  67. obstsalat

    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 :)

    • Marie

      March 11, 2013 at 12:28 am

      Me, too!

  68. carole

    March 8, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Love love love the look!

  69. JD

    March 8, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    These look more like drindl ( or dirndle if you prefer) skirts than A-line skirts.

  70. javier topete

    March 8, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Sorry but these are not A-Line, but full skirts.

  71. deb

    March 8, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Does anybody know which designer makes the shoes in picture number 5

  72. Don Pezzano

    March 9, 2013 at 2:22 am

    Beautiful and elegant look- glad to see their return.

  73. Lydia

    March 9, 2013 at 4:12 am

    Yes yes yes! Love this. Paired with a simple top and shades, very 50s.

  74. Ivy Lee

    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.

  75. Alessia Caliendo

    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.

  76. Maria

    March 9, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Remarkable with a touch of sensuality!

  77. Marie

    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!

  78. Blaise

    March 11, 2013 at 5:53 am

    I love this kind of skirt.

  79. Just James

    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. ;)

  80. Prudence

    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.

  81. Julia

    March 16, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Superclassy – fine choice, hard to name a fav..

  82. Veronica

    March 16, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    A-line skirts are the best skirts!

  83. Pamela

    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?

  84. Sam

    March 28, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Below the knee skirts are so chic!

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