Photos by Ashley Shaw
I’m of porcelain skin tone and I burn easier than I tan. The beginning of summer when my legs first make their appearance and are not quiet sun kissed I love to sport the perfect maxi dress. For all my tall girls out there you know my struggle with finding a maxi with the perfect length. Many times when searching for a maxi I find most hit my ankles. I mean is it too much to ask to find one that skims the floor at a perfect length? Sure, I could always special order online in a “tall” but at many local boutiques and retailers it's not always an option.
About two summers ago I found the solution to my “tall girl in a short maxi skirt” problem. It came in the form of a Hi-lo hemline. The hi-lo is the tall girl’s maxi. It covers just enough to hide the not yet tan legs and because of the hi-lo hemline you are never in danger of having too short of a skirt.
I’ve fully embraced the hi-lo trend and I hope it stays around for seasons to come. I’ve found some really great basic dresses with the hi-lo hemline that are comfortable and easy to style as well as some fun patterned and floral dresses, perfect for summer. My favorite hi-lo piece for this upcoming spring season is this floral wrap skirt I recently purchased from Francesca’s. It’s so fun and flirty and the floral pattern makes it perfect for the upcoming summer season. I can’t wait to wear this skirt to a summertime bbq or out on the town with my girls. It’s the perfect piece with the perfect hemline, getting me excited to say goodbye to these winter blues and hello to the sunshine!