February 10th, 2014
Street Style

Great Lengths

I have posted on long-for-day a number of times. Whether to the ankle or long in the back, it’s a trend with more staying power than I expected.

Sarah Rutson © nymag.com Capucine Safyurtlu © style.com



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Collection gold, silver and diamond ring


Eyelet-embellished intarsia merino wool turtleneck sweater


Mid-heel suede knee-high boots


Beirut 18-karat rose gold diamond ring


Camilla one-shoulder textured-organic cotton maxi dress


medium Trunk shoulder bag


Cotton-blend poplin top


Wool sweater


Gold vermeil hoop earrings


Charlotte cotton-gabardine trench coat


Two-tone crepe blouse


Oversized silk-charmeuse shirt

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  • A great look, but tricky. It can go dowdy on your if you are not careful. The woman in the top photo looks fantastic.

    mh722February 10th, 2014  10:35 AM

  • When I first saw the headline and the pic I thought it was about hair length, as this is the exact cut I got last week and it made me feel much better about my sudden decision to chop. Of course then I read further and it’s about skirt length. Either way, the entire look is chic and I like how you could hide some wooly warm tights under a long skirt. Cheers, Laura http://www.cocktailsandgelato.com

    LauraFebruary 10th, 2014  11:07 AM

  • I Like everything about that first shot – apart from the snow!

    That's Not My AgeFebruary 10th, 2014  12:57 PM

  • I love the first look with the flat boots. Really like the proportions of that outfit.
    But wow…I am imagining that skirt dragging in the slush and road salt of a Canadian winter. Bad enough that I have to clean my boots almost every time I wear them.

    Sue B @highheelsinthewilderness.blogspot.caFebruary 10th, 2014  1:45 PM

  • YES, YES and YES. I’ve been wearing it for years, and in the winter it’s so practical. Just keep it simple and chic!!



    Kristin BungartFebruary 10th, 2014  3:50 PM

  • I love seeing the longer skirts come back. I don’t dislike shorter skirts, but couldn’t believe how long the trend went. There is so much more style in a maxi. The best outcome will be a long period where either length is recognized as stylish. Dowdy is a description of an overall look, I think, and not just the result of one item. Think of how long grey hair can be so chic on one woman, and extremely dowdy on another. Its the whole package that causes that, not just the hair.

    AprilFebruary 10th, 2014  8:12 PM

  • I’m comfortable wearing long for a beachy look but not a fan for business day wear.

    PaulaFebruary 10th, 2014  8:33 PM

  • A sensational cut in photo #1! Love the juxtaposition of her angular hair with the flowy skirt!!

    PaulaFebruary 12th, 2014  12:44 AM

  • I am debating long for day. Yes for a backyard party, maybe for a casual lunch or dinner, but other than that, I’m not sure. Can’t see myself donning a maxi to run to the grocery store, too much fabric when clothes shopping. So still on the fence.

    PindaFebruary 12th, 2014  8:57 PM


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