What’s Your Favorite Hem Length?

HELLO SISTERS. AMONG THESE WONDERFUL ILLUSTRATIONS, MY FAVORITE IS THE ONE FROM 1925. THIS HAS A FAN 😉

Denver Sewing Collective

Did you know that dress hem lengths didn’t change much from the 1700’s until the 20th century! Gowns and dresses for women including female servants and children rarely rose about the ankle. Other details changed but dress length stayed long for centuries. It’s interesting to think how slowly fashion has changed until the 20th century.

From My Modern Met Women’s Illustrated History of Dress

I’ve been thinking about hem lengths as I finish up a mid-length circle skirt. I love mid-length skirts and dresses. Mid-length or midi can fall anywhere after the knee and in between the ankle. This almost looks tea-length or maxi but it is mid-length.

Midi-length

I consider a  good mid-length (for my height) to be middle of the shin and about 3″ above the ankle bone.

Same skirt, better angle.

I love maxi length but find these dresses and skirts aren’t always easy to navigate the…

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24 responses to “What’s Your Favorite Hem Length?

  1. I’m a fan of mid-length myself

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  2. Love the graphic! It depends on the occasion for me.

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  3. 1924 for me. Seems a flattering length…

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  4. The shoes also play a part in which length works best. I know that there are no rules when it comes to the style of shoes but I think the skirt in the second photo looks best because of the open shoe which allows the leg to look elongated. The skirt is gorgeous!

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    • 👠 ☯️ Hello Louise. Your observation is excellent. The footwear, like the hairstyle, are two extremes of the look of our figure. So the shoes can mark the right balance of our appearance. Thank you for your comment. Have a nice sunday 😚

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