Fashion The Longer Skirt By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on August 19, 2011 @ 09:39AM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Time Inc Digital Studio The Longer Skirt 01 of 05 WHY WE LOVE IT Imaxtree The hems may be long, but the effect is still something sensual. The fullness of these pieces, whether done in silk, wool, or flannel, have an easy fit that will flatter your body in motion. How refreshing to cross your legs or get out of a car without worrying about unexpected exposure. If you're young enough to have never gone below the knee, you're in for some fun. HOW TO WEAR ITOnce you've chosen to wear separates, maintain tonal consistency-even with patterns-so the body doesn't appear to be cut in half. Also, long is not synonymous with boho this fall. Though loose and sometimes patterned, the silhouette is still tailored and urban, so replace tights or even high boots with tinted sheer stockings and a smart platform heel. Photos: (left to right) Akris, Carolina Herrera, Marni, Donna Karan 02 of 05 Elizabeth and James Skirt Time Inc Digital Studio Silk, Elizabeth and James, $345; neimanmarcus.com. 03 of 05 Rogan Skirt Time Inc Digital Studio Alpaca-cotton, Rogan, $205; rogannyc.com. 04 of 05 Tucker Skirt Time Inc Digital Studio Wool-flannel, Tucker, $290; 718-797-3776. 05 of 05 Vince Skirt Time Inc Digital Studio Wool-angora, Vince, $245; bergdorfgoodman.com.