Hemlines Are Rising Faster Than Inflation, But These Skorts Are Still Practical

By now, you've probably noticed that miniskirts are back with a vengeance—yes, even the low-rise kind. While I'm not opposed to the trend, miniskirts can certainly be impractical on some occasions. Ever try to sit crisscross applesauce in a tiny skirt? Yeah, that's just not going to work. But if you're excited to try out the trend, there's a simple solution that makes them less intimidating to wear: skorts. 

Good ol' built-in shorts can definitely come in handy when hemlines are rising faster than inflation. I know I'd feel much more confident wearing a skort compared to a miniskirt when a dreaded gust of wind comes through. Tennis players like myself are already intimately familiar with skorts, which are supremely functional because they offer a place to store your tennis balls. But if you're not exactly Serena Williams, don't worry because wearing tennis skirts has become acceptable, even if there's no court in sight.  Plus, there are lots of non-activewear skort options on the market as well, including  Y2K-inspired denim skorts. Scroll down to shop my favorites. 

Skorts are particularly helpful for tall gals like me since miniskirts look extra-micro on us. 

You can't go wrong with classic black and white. 

This will be perfect for my next beach vacation. 

Yep, tennis skirts are acceptable for non-sporting activities. 

I could have sworn I owned this exact skirt in 2003. 

This sale price will be hard to beat. 

Bonus points if you're willing to bring back low-rise minis. 

Agolde always has a great version of the season's biggest trends. 

The styling options are endless with this. 

Like my old private school uniform, but much chicer. 

Kermit green is still super popular. 

This bright blue is so cheery for summer. 

These bow accents are just too cute. 

Orange is definitely trending this summer. 

Now this is how to do the tonal look right. 

This one is about as classic as it gets. 

This posh velvet version is great for a night out. 

Open Edit is one of the best-selling brands at Nordstrom. 

This would look so cute with an oversize graphic tee and chunky sandals. 

This studded leather version is just so cool.