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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Janie on

Katherine McPhee is a baby star but will be a big star one day soon–she has an amazing voice. As for her dress, it’s the perfect length for her pretty legs and appropriate for the event she was attending as well as for her age. Nicky Hilton, unfortunatley, looks a bit like a stick insect; her dress is too baggy and does nothing to flatter her figure. Jessical Biel could wear a burlap sack and look stunning (she’d probably just add a belt and go with it…). She either has great style or a great stylist-she always looks beautiful. I say, wear it short if it’s right for your body and age, but please, for the sake of a little class, don’t forget or neglect to put on proper undergarments!

Sarah E. on

Wow! I love the dresses all three of them have on. They look stellar. Kat’s is more my style but I’m head over heels wanting Nicky’s.. it’s classy and simple looking.

rachel on


who cares on

katherine is pretty, but the skirt is too short.
Heres the thing: 15-25- mid thigh
26- 30 a bit above the knee
30-40 right above the knee
40+ knee length or lower. unless your are from hollywood.
And they’re legs are not fat. I don’t wear skirts, i wear jeans a a t-shirt everyday. I am in college.

Stacy on

I think Mcphee looks cute. Hilton no but I like her face and hair,nice tan. Biel Yuck she always has a boyish look but still I think a cute black flowy thin strap or no strap dress with red shiny pumps would be great! Sometimes I think none famous people have better fashion sense then famous people do.

Katelyn Miller on

OMG… Katharine McPhee is so pretty. if i had legs like those i would definately wear short skirts

Brigitte on

I think that she looks a bit slutty. The highest I would go is mid-thigh.. and I’m still a teenager! Katharine’s is way too high and even if you want to wear something that short at least balance it out with sleeves not a plunging neckline and open legs! If you think that’s classy, better take a closer look at how Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn dressed like

molly4558765 on

i would definetlty go for the nicky hilton look!!

Yolanda on

i think the shorter the better… heck yea!

Malorie on

Katherine deffinatly looks wonderful and if i has the thighs i would wear skirts that short. but i think that i like nikki’s the best

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