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Maxi vs. Mini: the showdown continues. Loads of designers lowered their skirt hemlines for fall, making the maxi skirt a must-have piece for the season. However, not all trend-setters have followed suit. Runways still saw their share of bare knees and coupled with other hot fall trends like thigh-high boots and socks, it doesn’t look like you have to store those minis away through the winter after all. So this begs the question: are you an above the knees or to the floor kind of girl?

Both Michael Kors and Dries Van Noten took full-length to the runway. This long skirt pattern mimics the style with a bit of a Victorian flare. Or if you’re not quite ready to commit to a maxi relationship, this pencil skirt hits at mid-calf so you can still show a little bit of leg.

Tommy Hilfiger and Proenza Schouler decided to keep it short (both with and without tights) for the fall season, so don’t shove those mini projects to the bottom of your list just yet. Our fitted mini skirt and draped short skirt patterns will take you through the cold-weather months, right into Spring’s glorious return, without missing a beat.


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    Feb 18, 2011, 02.32 AMby malou10

    je ne suis pas grande donc je me suis bien dans une jupe courte qu’une jupe longue

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    Nov 4, 2010, 09.04 PMby mariejessie

    I’m short too, but given my proportions, I look better in a long skirt! Love a tea length!

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    Oct 27, 2010, 11.20 AMby aspiss

    Long, long, long! I love long skirts even if I’m very short…

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      Nov 3, 2010, 06.28 PMby themisslinds

      ahhh a dissenting voice! it’s nice to see someone else embrace maxis too.

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    Oct 27, 2010, 07.55 AMby lozthewoz

    Short! The fitted mini skirt is exactly what I’ve been looking for, thanks :)

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    Oct 27, 2010, 12.44 AMby supercalla

    I like short, but my favorite kind is the gypsy skirt, long or mid-length.

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    Oct 26, 2010, 11.42 PMby kelerabeus

    I vote for short! Especially during the fall and winter, when you can show all the crazy socks and tights and boots. My favorite time of the year..

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    Oct 26, 2010, 08.05 PMby jennel

    Me too! I’m all about the mini. I like the maxi – but need to figure out how to wear it better than I do now. :-)

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    Oct 26, 2010, 08.00 PMby missy64

    Mini for me too! I’m way too short for a maxi.

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    Oct 25, 2010, 02.59 PMby ichigogirl

    Short. Short. Always short. Probably because it makes me feel unrestricted and I can ride my bicycle as much as I like, no skirt in the way. I’m wearing one now (home-made, re-purposed from one of my mum’s discarded old cardigans). But I love the picture in the lower right hand corner!

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