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?

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

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katie on

If you are comfortable in the Mcpheever length then you should go for it, but keep in mind that people most likely will be staring at your legs and not your face… if you are going to a function where the majority of the guests are males then think about how much you want your company to listen to you when you talk. You outfit will only be as distracting as you let it be.

Molly on

I don’t want to worry about seeing womens’ vaginas when I’m out in public. Famous or not, I think she looks like she’d get in the backseat of a car for 20 bucks. If it wasn’t for her professionally done hair and makeup she’d be mistaken for a cheap prostitute.

melanie on

Kat you look great. For all of you hermits that don’t know who she is…..Does American Idol ring a bell??? Hello??? She is a fantastic singer and she looks absolutely amazing and if I had legs like that I would show them off for the Billboard awards too!!! Damn right!

Rudy on

I definitely think that McPhee’s look is quite stunning, and that the length of her mini is actually pulled off nicely. Usually I kinda laugh off the length of most short skirts…come on! We don’t need to see that! But for an awards show, I think that if you have the body, go ahead and pull it off. Also, no one can stop you, either! If she’s comfortable dressing like that…more power to her and her mini.

Ana on

The length of Katherine’s skirt is fine but the top is to revealing and too bare for the skirt length. I’ve always followed the rule that if you wear a really short skirt you should wear a top that covers you more than is left more open, that shows a whole lot of class. By the way the person who said they’ve got giant thighs, im really disturbed by that comment, get a life man! HOW THIN DO THEY HAVE TO BE?!!

Zoe!!! on

catherine is just trying to be funky and fun. She’s not trying to be provocative or anything. She’s young and loves living her life.

jjei on

i would go as short as possible. thanks god i have great legs and even better self-esteem for it!


i would go as short as possible. i have killer legs, why would i want to hide them? so, i have awesom legs, great self-esteem and i`m fabulous. jealous? =)

kennedie on

Kat I think looks the best

hoogee on

Even though I do LOVE Katharine’s outfit, I don’t think I would wear a skirt that short. Did she even sit down at all? I would probably wear a skirt about Nicky’s lenth. I just don’t care for Nicky or Jessica’s outfits.

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