11 denim skirts with grown-up hemlines

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Most years, doing a denim skirt post is a colossal pain, because most of them are minis, and the ones that aren’t can skew frumpy. But there is—at least compared to past seasons—a veritable bumper crop of cute ones right now, and I’m especially enamored of  this retroish APC number.

The white buttons on this black denim skirt pop nicely.

The slit here makes this one a little daring, but the length keeps it safe.

I really dig this well-priced burnt orange option.

And the asymmetrical hemline here is a cool and nicely subtle touch.

The extra-high waist on this one from Veronica Beard intimidates me a little, but I think it could be really flattering and sexy on.

This patch pocket skirt is just like something my mom might have worn in the 70s.

I don’t usually like maxi-length anything, but this is really graceful.

From Madewell: a white zip-up choice with a (near) universally flattering A-line shape.

I’d wear this pencil skirt with my most worn-in white button-down and a belt like this, for a low-key preppy look.

And I really like this faded-out option too.

 

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11 Thoughts on 11 denim skirts with grown-up hemlines
    achariya
    23 May 2019
    8:52am

    Petite person with no torso here hoping the high-waist trend goes away soon.

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    SundayDahlias
    17 May 2019
    11:11am

    I was in love with this silhouette a few years back ad I see its coming back again!! Great picks!

    http://www.sundaydahlias.com

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    Kathi
    17 May 2019
    12:56pm

    That black denim with the white buttons is something else!!

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    rachel in berkeley
    17 May 2019
    1:25pm

    I made a skirt out of jeans in 1984 not unlike that last option. Props to my sewing teachers: mom, Brownies, 4H and rural NH high school home economics.

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    Viajera
    17 May 2019
    2:34pm

    Many of these are quite cute … but, are denim skirts an East Coast thing? Not that there’s anything wrong with that – they are just sort of not on my radar. Mind you, maybe it’s me? Well I will keep an eye out today and count how many I see. Also jumpsuits, just bc they’re fun to look at.

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      Viajera
      19 May 2019
      2:18pm

      So, in case anyone cares … when I was out on Friday, I saw two … two! … pairs of floral pattern pants. One was a MC Hammer style, and the other was more of a palazzo. Bot prints were on the large side with a lot of negative space, and with color backgrounds (ie not black or white background).

      I actually liked the prints. I deem this a worthy trend, if it is one.

      I am sorry to say, I also saw an equal number of denim “diapers.” Why??????? Just wear normal shorts?! Oh well. I was at a place that attracts lots of tourists – the Huntington Library. Which reminds me, I once saw a reeeeally fabulous jumpsuit there, with a big print of two large birds on the back, maybe a mirror image print … ha, I wonder if I am running into the same person? Some type of silky fabric. I really appreciated it.

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    c.w.
    17 May 2019
    4:07pm

    What is great about all these options is how incredibly comfortable they look. Like you woke up paired one with your favorite tee before you bicycled your way to the farm stand for summer veggies. I’d be happy to wear any of them––except the burnt orange one because I live in Austin and it’s just toooooo spot on for UT’s colors. ugh.

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    Ali
    17 May 2019
    6:51pm

    Thanks for the intro to the APC skirt – am in LOVE!
    Love your blog… and look forward to your book!
    A HUGE fan in Montreal, Canada.

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    Mamavalveeta03
    18 May 2019
    1:25am

    I like movement in my clothes, so I’ve never felt comfortable in a denim skirt – especially not a pencil skirt – because of the heavy fabric and also, don’t you find that it snakes it’s way up your torso and pretty soon, it’s on sideways?

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      HickfromStyx
      18 May 2019
      9:41am

      I thought I was the only one that happened to. Maybe it’s body type and fabric.

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      moi
      18 May 2019
      3:24pm

      Exactly! Add in a front slit, and sitting comfortably also becomes impossible.

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