Vena Cava, Michael Kors, Charlotte Ronson, Tibi, Marc Jacobs
As much as hemlines were creeping up for Fall '10, they were also skimming the floor and dipping way down. From stylish wanderer at Charlotte Ronson to uptown sophisticate at Michael Kors, designers played around with covering up.
I think when done right, a long skirt can look chic and lady-like, but there is a fine line between looking chic and looking granola with Birkenstocks. I would wear it like Charlotte Ronson showed, with something belted it over top or with a cool vest or modern top. I haven't worn a long skirt (especially during the Fall) in a really long time and I'm looking forward to playing around with the different proportions.
Perhaps designers were inspired by Haider Ackermann's Fall '09 collection?
Or maybe designers are sick of seeing girls with no pants on... what goes up must come down.