basically reinvented in the ’70s for the woman who was too wimpy to wear a mini. (And then again in the ’80s for mums who weren’t imaginative enough to wear anything else). Then there is the other deep-rooted issue I have – those old school rules kicking back in – that there is no skirt length that can be improved upon than that which falls exactly at the knee. Well. Wrong on all accounts, but I guess one lives and learns.
The Midi Skirt. It has been making a somewhat timid appearance on the runway for three seasons now, but this time around it makes no apologies whatsoever. The reason it has finally seduced? It taps in perfectly to the whole ‘cool-prim’ trend, as showcased on the likes of Keira Knightley, Marion Cotillard and Alexa Chung. The look has two variations. Included in the first is the pencil, or “hobble” as it was called around the turn of the last century, when a hem was so narrow it actually impeded walking. Worn with a long, fine-knit sweater (by