We saw modest skirt lengths at all the hottest fall shows: Marc Jacobs sent calf-length skirts down the Louis Vuitton runway and his eponymous catwalk, and The O's behind The Row also showed this lady-like barely above or below-the-knee length. But you don't have to wait for the mercury to drop in order to get on this Betty Draper bandwagon: In fact some of our favorite SoCal retailers are already stocked with these fuller skirts. They are the perfect investment pieces as they'll look great with platform sandals this summer or with a kick-ass boot for when it gets chilly. And you don't have to be a model to rock this trend IRL, just follow our fail-proof dos and don'ts to get this hot pre-fall trend right.
Do: Wear a body-con tank or crop-top with these ¾ length styles. The longer, fuller skirt should sit at your natural waist, and a blouse or T-shirt that is fitted will highlight the shape.
Do: Channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw and slip into your tallest shoes. The higher the shoe, the better to elongate the leg and keep you looking lean.
Don't: Wear bat wings or any kind of dolman sleeves. Trust that the volume in the skirt makes enough of a statement.