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


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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. 


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Erin Fitzpatrick
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Erin got her start as a Who What Wear intern over 12 years ago—back when the site only published a single story per day. (Who What Wear has since increased that number twentyfold.) She graduated magna cum laude from USC, which is how she ended up moving to Los Angeles from her hometown of San Diego. In college, she also interned at Refinery29, where she was promoted to editorial assistant and then assistant editor. After nearly three years at R29, she came back to WWW in 2016, where she currently holds the title of senior news editor (as well as the unofficial title of resident royal expert—in case you haven't noticed her numerous Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton stories). She spends her days trying to incorporate her idols, Anna Wintour and Roger Federer, into as many stories as possible. Outside of work, she loves tennis, classic rock, traveling, and smothering her dog with affection.