Now, skirt lengths have risen again, this time to micro levels. But that does not necessarily mean long expanses of bare leg: ankles have become a new modesty zone. No matter how short the skirt, girls in London's Soho, Covent Garden and King's Road are still wearing their winter boots and thermal socks.
In southern Europe, short skirts and skimpy sandals show off well- toned legs. Here, legs are sturdy and ankles are, it seems, to be covered at all times, by whatever means - biker boots, cowboy boots, socks, stockings, tights, or last year's hiking boots. The shorter the skirt, the higher the leg cover.
At last week's haute couture shows in Paris, thigh-high boots featured strongly, a taste of things to come. By next summer, the gap between boot and skirt will be down to half a centimetre.Reuse content