A Guide to the Hemlines of Fall 2013

From mid-calf to super-short, slim to full, and in an array of new textures, skirts were an important part of the fall collections. Here, W’s Lindsey Frugier offers her overview of the ones that stood out most.


Joseph Alutzarra’s collection showcased a great collection of covetable classics like this black pencil skirt with a body conscious side slit.


An exciting new silhouette from Céline—here in cobalt blue, a hot color for fall—is as elegant as it is modern.


At Givenchy, long swinging paisley skirts mashed up with boyish knits.


At Ferragamo minimalist mini skirts plus great menswear-inspired coats added up to the perfect urban uniform.


The combination of textures and a ruffled hem makes Sacai’s biker girl trumpet skirt a favorite.


This long, slim winter white skirt is sweet and modern with an unexpected pocket detail.


Sportswear meets bohemian cowgirl in this patchwork leather and suede skirt from Derek Lam, cut to pair with fall’s knee-high boots.


This beautiful floral skirt is straight out of a 50s fairytale.


The youthful and spirited short pleated mini skirts at Chanel felt fresh and had a fun, modern schoolgirl vibe.


The fall collections were all about texture, texture and more texture. This dreamy feather skirt at Proenza Schouler was a standout that felt both opulent and restrained.