High Hemlines = High (Economic) Hopes? Yes, Says 2013 BlogHer-Taubman Style Survey

Chances are, ladies wearing high hemlines are more optimistic about the economy than their maxi dress wearing friends, and more likely to think the leg-baring style will be this fall’s trend.  According to the 2013 BlogHer-Taubman Style Survey47% of women predicted above- the-knee hemlines to be this season’s look, reinforcing a longstanding theory that says hemlines rise and fall with the economy (the hemline index).  Who knew?


Based on the theory, over 1600 women in the 2013 BlogHer-Taubman Style Study were asked to dish their thoughts as to where hemlines would well, fall this fall.  In addition to theleg-baring winner, other hemline findings were:

-       Millennials (AKA “Generation Y,” born from the 1980s – early 2000s) were four times more likely than Baby Boomers to see “good times ahead!” predicting micro-mini skirts for fall

-       A small percentage (10%) of glass half empties out there forecast maxi skirts to be the trend this Fall


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