I more or less stopped wearing hemlines above the knee when I turned 34. Seemingly overnight, wearing short dresses felt puerile or “try-hard,” and there was a functional concern as well: chasing children around the park in a mini dress flirted with indecency. And so midi dresses (maxis present a tripping hazard) have become my weekday staple.
But then, a few weeks ago, I found myself adding a couple of shorter dresses to my online shopping cart, encouraged in no small part but the ultra-chic photo above of Bella Hadid in Valentino. (She’s wearing this $5,200 statement, but you can get the look for less with this.) There are a fleet of fresh mini styles with loose and interesting cuts as well as sophisticated necklines that telegraph a kind of bohemian sophistication out this season. I must say that my head has been turned. A couple of favorites:
THIS BRODERIE ANGLAISE WRAP (ON SUPER SALE)
THE EVER-POPULAR RHODE ELLA DRESS (ON SALE!)
PUFFED SLEEVES ($128)
THIS STAUD PAISLEY (ALSO $128 — ON MAJOR SALE)
What say you, choir?
P.P.S. A poem worth reflecting on — it already reads differently than it did just a few weeks ago.
P.P.P.S. Tennis-inspired fashion.