Let’s have a little chat about hemline length for a minute.
Throughout my short 21 (almost 22!) years of life, I’ve felt as though I’ve been at constant war with hemlines. Perhaps it’s my 5″3 frame, but the words “I love it, it just needs to be taken up an inch” leave my lips on a very regular basis. Well, as regular as my shopping fund allows, which is not very. The majority of my favourite items hemline lengths are a result of my mother’s, or a tailor’s, handiwork, and I’m forever sliding dresses up a little whenever trying them on for the first time. Plus, I’ve always been an strong advocator for the fact that every woman has an exact spot mid-thigh where, if a hemline hits, produces the most flattering result. A hemline sweet spot if you must.
Anyway, things have been creeping decidedly South recently, heaven forbid.
It all started with the purchase of one of my all time favourite items, a pale pink, leather, A-line skirt by Australian label, Lover (you can have a little glimpse at it here). Although upon purchasing I was intending to take it up, sheer laziness resulted in me wearing it several times before the necessary alterations could be made. To my surprise, I relished in the extra length, it was just that little bit more reserved, pulled together and sophisticated (for want of a slightly less snazzy word). Then, mid-shin purchases from The Reformation pursued and, the most recent, this gingham below-the-knee delight from Japanese label Ehka Sopo. Although I would be very surprised if longer hemlines became the norm in my wardrobe, it is a refreshing change once in a while!