Work skirts: How long do they have to be?

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  1. AdamnJakesMommy

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    This for sure. Check the inseam and then measure where it lands on you. You will know best when trying it on if it's too short or not. Like I said with me, I'm short so I have a lot more options because "short" skirts are not necessarily short on me.
     
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    I think they are fine and would wear them, as long as they aren't too tight.
     
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    Same here! Many of the skirts that look like the ones the OP posted are very appropriate on me.
     
  4. DrivingPigeon

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    IMO, they are way too short.

    I am wearing a jean skirt today, and it sits about 1 inch above my knee. I have leggings on underneath. The only time I don't wear leggings with my skirts or dresses at work is when they go below the knee.

    Maybe I'm a bit prudish? ;)
     
  5. vivalavida

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    You really have to try them on. The models in the pictures typically have abnormally long legs, so the skirts might actually be a perfect length on anyone else. My legs are longer in the thigh area, so these would probably look short on me (unfortunately- they are super cute!). I'd try them on and if they are close enough to the knee, I'd imagine you'd be fine.
     
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    Also, if I ever have to question whether something is work appropriate or not, I just assume that it is not and I don't wear it.
     
  7. MissCeliaB

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    This. Today I wore a dress that is really comfortable, but I wish I hadn't worn it because I'm having to clean out my classroom and it keep riding up a little bit higher than I would prefer.
     
  8. yellowdaisies

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    I'm prudish too, I guess. :)

    I don't do leggings (don't like them on me) but I agree with this exactly, except with tights.

    If a skirt/dress hits more than MAYBE an inch above my knee, I won't wear it at all. If it hits within an inch above my knee, I wear tights. Since it's pretty hot half the year here, that means I only wear it in the winter/early spring.

    My skirts and dresses are mostly knee length or below. I don't wear anything floor length, though.

    I am in my late 20s. I am hardly a "school marm," as was mentioned before. I just want to be able to move without worrying about my clothes and I want to look professional.

    Of course, I teach 1st grade, so I spend a good portion of the day sitting on a chair with the kids sitting on the carpet in front of me. I feel really uncomfortable if my knees aren't covered on the chair, since my kids' faces are about at the level of my knees. I also crouch down, sometimes sit on the floor in a circle with the kids, etc.

    BUT, even if I taught older kids and didn't have all the moving to worry about, I would probably still follow the same "prudish" rules I've set for myself. :)
     
  9. Ima Teacher

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    I teach secondary. I'm never crouching or sitting anywhere except behind my desk, and that's not usually when kids are in the room. My kids are rarely, if ever in the floor. That does make a difference in what I can wear.
     
  10. yellowdaisies

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    I do agree with that - I just said that I personally would still want longer skirts.

    I really think a lot of it has to do with personal preference, as well.

    I don't even like wearing short dresses in regular (non work) life. It's a constant point of frustration for me because it seems like that's all that exists anymore - short or maxi - and I'm too tall to get away with wearing shorter dresses and having them be longer on me.
     
  11. EMonkey

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    I agree with this!
     
  12. BioAngel

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    May 23, 2013

    Way too short for me- my rule is that my skirts have to go down to the knees.
     

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