And so we’re now two episodes into Mad Men‘s final season! Last Sunday’s episode was aptly titled ‘A Day’s Work‘, which is perfectly ironic as probably the least amount of work to ever happen in a Mad Men episode took place. Well, except for from Joan of course. Because girlfriend always gets it done without a hair out of place!
It’s hard to resist giving spoilers by chuckling over a few odds and ends from the show, but to keep things on the subject of fashion: hemlines are short now. But all in all, the girls of the show are really working it (short of a recurring bad hat and oversized coat here and there). We’re still yet to see Betty this season though, so I’m holding out for some really great fashion to come.
For now, let’s talk hemlines and appropriate lengths in the workplace. I remember in school there was always the rule that your hemline must be longer than your finger tips when placed at your side. Now, that might be a bit too conservative if you ask me – but I do think there is a line you can cross at being not-professionally appropriate for the workplace, especially if worn with bare legs. Opaque tights and/or leggings can buy you some wiggle room. Bare legged? You must be able to bend over without flashing your undergarments. That’s probably a safe rule of thumb.
On Mad Men, however – things are much much shorter 😉
I’m so happy Sally is a full-blown teenager now so we can start to watch her style more seriously. If you ask me, anything Jr. High and under is considered child-play. Now that she’s a blossoming teenager we can start to really see her style evolve, and so far she’s doing a good job.
Hemlines though, I’m curious: what do you think is an appropriate hemline for work? How short is too short? Let’s discuss!