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  • Style Rethink
    CHRISTA D’SOUZA forgets what she thinks she knows about this season’s most flattering skirt length

    I am cross with myself. Very, very cross. I have an ivory silk kilt from Comme des Garçons that I bought back in 1984, that, for once, I was clever enough not to throw out. If only you could see it: the D-ring fastenings, the swishiness of the vintage-looking silk. It made me feel like I was the heroine of a W. Somerset Maugham short story. But guess what I did last year? I had it shortened from midi- to knee-length and now, darn it, it just doesn't work. Why did I do that? I know why: because I have bought into the persistent myth that the midi skirt is deeply unflattering; that it cuts your calves in two; that it was


    Lily Aldridge shows how to work the modern midi


    Photograph: Rex Features

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