Mini Skirts: How Short Would You Go?

12/13/2006 at 01:00 PM ET

We’ve seen some alarmingly short skirts lately — skirts so short that they make raising your hands above your head a big no-no! But some people, like Katharine McPhee at the Billboard music awards, seem to pull it off without worry. Nicky Hilton opts for a safer, mid-thigh length in Miami, while Jessica Biel cuts it off just above her knee in this one-shouldered number. Now it’s your turn. Tell us: How short should mini-skirts go?

See more trends on Off the Rack here.

Photo: AXELLE/BAUER-GRIFFIN; Gustavo Caballero/Getty; Michael Buckner/Getty

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Jane on

I agree with some of the others. It completely depends on the age and the occasion. Being young and wearing a super-short dress to a music awards show is one thing. Wearing that same dress to meet the President of the United States or your boyfriend’s mother? Probably not.

stevie on

Age has a lot to do with it. I don’t care how hot someone is, if you’re over 30 keep it to just above the knee; if you must wear mid thigh wear opaque tights. Otherwise you’ll look like you’re trying to hard to still be in your 20s. And the 30s are fabulous!

Jen on

Katharine looks great, she’s young and has a great figure, so she can pull it off. SOmeone above said she looks liek a young Catherine Zeta Jones, which I can totally see!



caro on

i worn shorter

Rebecca on

If I had legs like Katharine McPhee’s, heck yeah, I’d wear a skirt that short! She looks fabulous. Personally, I don’t wear skirts much at all, and only long. I’m no prude, but my legs are not all that pretty. Katherine’s dress is a little low cut, but she’s not overexposed- the drapey top compensates.

Kayla on

Katharine looks amazing. Really I feel bad for any other woman pictured next to her. She just shines. Beautiful.

angela on

If I had legs like a chicken too.

sierra on

I think that Jessica Biel looks the best. Nicky Hilton is too thin lately. I don’t know the other person but I read through the posts and gather she was on American Idol. I’m not too familiar with the show, but her skirt is a tad too short for my taste.

andrea on

i like the length of jessica’s better. nicky’s dress makes her figure resemble that of a pencil. it hides any curves she may have. it’s just a sad excuse for a dress. katharine looks like a prostitute in that dress. hideous. you know people can see straight up her skirt when she sits. not very attractive.

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