WHY TRY THEM Don't be afraid to take this short cutas long as you do it in high heels. Cropped pants are by no means leg lengtheners, but if you add height with your footwear, you’ll get a fresh spin on an old classic.
1. Menswear fabrics, such as tweed, look modern.
2. A retro bag or print blouse adds a ladylike touch.
Runway look: Dolce & Gabbana
Cropped pant: Wool-nylon-silk, United Colors of Benetton, $89; 800-535-4491 for stores.Read MoreLess