A girl can only have so many skinny jeans before it comes time to reconsider the skirt. Judging from fall’s obsession with the item, better brush up on one’s fashion terms—godet, pelmet, poodle, circle and peplum are a smattering among the selection, not to mention the tiers, pleats and ruffles that maximize movement in every step. After seasons of minis and maxis, a new length also has emerged with hems hitting just below the knee. Designers do away with any preconceived dowdiness by adding feminine flare that has been compared to dance-inspired descriptions from bobby soxers to salsa.

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