The ever versatile item, our beloved modest skirt, has taken a liking to lady like lengths. Just below the knee and mid-calf hemlines are popping up everywhere, and it’s time for all stylish ladies who desire a bit of modesty in a skirt to take part. Let these pencil, wrap, and A-line styles carry your wardrobe through summer office workdays, picnics, and Labor Day festivities. Whether it’s stretch fabric in a bold color, trendy touches of fringe, chic black wool crepe, or a perfect satin blue, these skirts will fit and flatter for an easy way to look chic in any kind of weather. These new lengths are modest, modern, and universally flattering any way you style them.
Set sail for summer in this perfect updated version of a classic A-line skirt. High waisted and wider at the hem are qualities that make this piece great for creating shape for all figures. Giving the allusion of a smaller waist is always a favorable option, and when combined with an eye-catching color and light-weight material, this piece will give your wardrobe an instant update without weighing your look (and your wallet) down.
STYLE TIP: There is a good bit of material to work with here, so make sure this skirt fits you perfectly at the waist. One finger width is all you should be able to squeeze between you and the fabric. Pair it with a solid white button down or classic nautical stripes, and you’ll be the belle of the ball!
Building a sustainable wardrobe sometimes requires forward thinking to the seasons ahead. This black pencil skirt from All Saints is the perfect example of a summer purchase that you won’t regret once the leaves start to turn.
Mid summer is the time to invest in a few key items that your wardrobe might need, and a chic black pencil skirt is at the top of that list. Fully lined wool crepe in a high waisted style with tucked pleats makes this skirt suitable for all body types. This piece’s just below the knee length, combined with its raw edge seam detail, make it an easy way to modernize an otherwise lackluster part of your everyday attire.
STYLE TIP: A fully buttoned up top brings an element of trend to this piece, and if you’re going to keep it monochromatic you can break it up with a skinny red leather belt or a longer statement necklace. Let this skirt be a carte blanche for your more adventurous accessory pieces.
Amidst the steaming summer weather, sometimes purchasing future wears is not as satisfying as say, grabbing a lime green jersey skirt and pairing it with your highest wedge and trendiest sunglasses for an outdoor barbecue or a laid back summer Friday at the office. This tube skirt’s stretch jersey material makes it the easiest item to wear, throughout summer and into cooler months as well. The color will brighten your closet and your mood, and it’s also available in maternity styles. A little neon goes a long way this season, and a casual pencil skirt is just the thing to keep you cool and comfortable.
STYLE TIP: If you’re craving something different than a high-waisted, tucked in look, let this skirt’s form fitting ability help you experiment with a baggier top. A longer kaftkan and a loose belt will be a nice play on proportion, or a more cropped t-shirt left un-tucked says trendy without being flashy. If you’re going for baggier on top, keep the shoes flat. Jewel adorned t-straps or basic tan leather buckle sandals will keep the look casual and understated.
The southwest has been inspiring designers quite a bit this season, and this fringe adorned silk skirt from trend setting boutique Opening Ceremony is the perfect marriage of abstract inspiration and practicality.
Knotted fringe along the mid-calf hemline allows for a little fun with a bold ankle strap shoe, yet it’s self-tie belt gives this skirt the freedom to fit multiple body types. It’s great for a fun weekend picnic, yet can easily go from hippie to chic with the addition of a white button down and gold hoop earrings.
A seemingly complicated piece, this skirt will prove more versatile than you think. A great piece to step out of the box with!
STYLE TIP: The color is neutral enough to pair with bold solids or even a print. Just make sure you tuck it in! This skirt requires its outfit’s full attention, otherwise the fringe will compete with the top. Keep it simple and you’ll stay stylish.
Who doesn’t love a piece of shiny azure silk for a summer wedding? Rachel Roy’s perfect mid-length colored skirt boasts inverted pleats and on seam hip pockets, great for stashing your lipstick in while you dance the night away in your flowing, eye-catching outfit.
This piece’s formality does not mean it can’t be fun. A saturated color makes an otherwise dated style new again, and when paired with a silk top in a lesser hue, it’s a friendly reminder that modest fashion can be the most fun. Colorful, modern, modest and beautiful!
STYLE TIP: Be sure to give this skirt a high heel or tall wedge. It’s pleating makes it appear even longer on the body, and lengthening the legs is important to keep this style a flattering bet. Just make sure you can still dance in your shoes!
Fashion’s attention to a more modest skirt length means a whole new set of opportunities to indulge in fashion trends. Yet, while these skirts may be new and fresh, their style remains timeless and classic, taking the sting out of what is usually a per season flash in the pan. Let these skirt lengths represent your wardrobe to the best of their ability. A modest approach to skirt length will never go out of style.