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Bring it Down - The Latest Longer Skirt Styles

Bye-bye miniskirts! This season, designers are maximizing the skirt by taking its hemline to lower lengths. Longer skirts are perfect for spring when weather can still be chilly, and they are versatile pieces that you can use as work wear or for casual dress. Here is a rundown on some of the popular longer styles for the season.
- The Maxi Skirt - The maxi skirt has been on-trend the last few seasons, and it shows no signs of fading in its popularity. Designed to flow all the way down to the tops of the feet, the floor-length maxi is a versatile piece that you can dress up for work or an evening out or wear with a casual t-shirt or a chambray shirt for the weekends.
- The High-Low Hemline - If you still prefer to go short, the high-low hemline that is popular this season is the perfect choice. These skirts are cut just above the knee in the front and below the knee in the back. Go for a printed style that you combine with a simple spring blouse or lightweight spring sweater to make the skirt the star of your ensemble.
- The Asymmetrical Hemline - Like the high-low hemline, the asymmetrical hem is a great choice for women who like shorter skirts as a rule. This hemline is cut above or at the knee on one side and is draped to get longer at the other side. A high heel like a pump or heeled sandals is the perfect finish for this style.
- The Just-Below-the-Knee Pencil - Pencil skirts are flattering for all body types, and this season, many designers are taking the length of this classic down below the knee for a longer look. If you're a pear shape, stick to a solid colored pencil in a dark shade and pair it with a pastel or boldly colored top. If your hips are narrow, widen them with a printed pencil like plaid, hound’s-tooth or checks.
- The Mid-Length Straight - The mid-length straight skirt is a chic choice for a dressy dinner out or for the office. This skirt has simple, clean lines and is cut to fall to the middle of the calves. If you're tall or short, you should look for extra-long or petite mid-lengths, respectively to get a piece that will fall to the correct length.
- The Flowing Ballerina - If you want a romantic, feminine style for day or night, a pleated or A-line ballerina-length skirt is the perfect choice. This length stops at the ankles and puts a spotlight on your shoes, so be certain to pick something stylish to polish off your outfit.
You don't have to run out and purchase one of each of these skirts to be in fashion this season. Pick one or two favorites to expand your wardrobe and choose pieces that will work with multiple pieces that are already in your wardrobe.

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