Sorry Midi-Skirts, But Minis Are Coming Back Again

Much like the temperatures did this Fashion Week in New York, we know that hemlines rise and fall with predictable regularity. Over the past few seasons, midi-skirts became the norm — styled with a tee and sneakers, they've been the cool-girl's alternative to pants for a while now. But runways this season indicate hemlines are on the rise again, whether you like it or not, and ironically the leg-bearing trend is coming at us via the fall-winter collections.

Before you roll your eyes at the mental image of all the fashion folk wearing short-shorts and skirts in the dead of winter, don't write off the potential of those graphic tights we've been seeing to at least make the idea a little more practical. Still think you'll never be caught dead in a miniskirt? Here's an idea we'll suggest time and time again: wear one over pants. Between the punk variations at Alexander Wang and the girlier ones at Rachel Zoe, there's about to be a super-short garment for every taste and styling preference — just click ahead for the proof.

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