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8 new rules of summer hemlines

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8 new rules of summer hemlines

Summer hemline rule #1: Match your hemline to your event

How low—or high—should you go? “This really depends on the occasion,” says Toronto-based stylist Alicia Simpson with Plutino Group. “Are you wearing it to the office? Then I wouldn't go any more than an inch above the knee.” 5 new rules of summer work style

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8 new rules of summer hemlines

Summer hemline rule #2: There’s no universal rule of where your hemline should fall.

Forget the Catholic schoolgirl test of making sure your fingertips graze at your hemline. “I think if you feel uncomfortable, or that it might be too short, it probably is,” says Simpson. 7 summer fashion mistakes you didn't know you were making  

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8 new rules of summer hemlines

Summer hemline rule #3: You can totally wear shorts to work.

“Shorts should be around knee-length for the office,” says Simpson. “If it's a more creative office with a more lenient dress code, then you could go a little bit shorter. But in most cases, knee-length is appropriate.” How to wear shorts to work this summer

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8 new rules of summer hemlines

Summer hemline rule #4: Wear airy fabrics after hours.

“If it's a night out, I think it's okay to go short, even if it is an airy fabric. A couple of inches above the knee is good here,” says Simpson. “I wouldn't wear chiffon to the office, so you don't have to worry about it being knee-length. For the office, I would opt for something more structured: a lightweight chiffon dress is pretty for date night.” The only 10 summer fashion pieces you need  

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8 new rules of summer hemlines

Summer hemline rule #5: Flats are a stylish option with a higher hemline.

No longer are flats the frumpy stepsister to killer heels. When pairing with cute sneakers, keep your hemline at least an inch or two above the knee. "A little longer than knee-length (tea-length) would make your legs look shorter with flats," she warns. Try a pointy-toe style for a long and sleek silhouette. How to REALLY wear sneakers this summer  

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8 new rules of summer hemlines

Summer hemline rule #6: Go for comfort on date night.

“Feel free to go a few inches shorter [than the knee]," she says. "If you've got great legs and it's a night out, why not show them off?” Preach. Your guide to the best summer dresses  

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8 new rules of summer hemlines

Summer hemline rule #7: A beautiful maxi dress is never a drag.

“Longer dresses shouldn't drag on the floor, then you would definitely trip on it!” says Simpson. “For daytime, I think anywhere between one and three inches above the floor is a good length. For evening, a more formal long gown should just touch the floor.” 10 super bright dresses to wear this summer

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8 new rules of summer hemlines

Summer hemline rule #8: Above-the-knee hemlines are universally flattering.

Friends, feel free to let your hemlines rise and soar this summer. “I think that a couple inches above the knee is very flattering and appropriate for most occasions," says Simpson. "You can wear that length day or night, and with heels or flats." Amen. 8 reasons to love flats this summer 

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