‘Regardless of your age, the most sophisticated length for a dress is either an inch below or right above your knee’ said Adam Glassman, Oprah’s Creative Director in the Nov 2011 Magazine.
From experience, my tip is that a straight dress or skirt is best just below the knee as it is more elegant when you sit down. Just above the knee is fine for dresses and skirts with more movement in them as they will not ride up as far as a slim-fitting skirt or dress. At all costs avoid the ‘tugging my hem down to protect my modesty’ look. Wear the shorter above-knee length when you go to a standing-up event or your legs are hidden under the table.
How do work out exactly where your knee is? Use the curve at the back of your knee as your guide. Your legs look sexy and slim and your clothes look modern when they end at the narrowest part of your leg behind your knee.
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