MODEST GOES MINI
The trend towards covering up gets a leggy spin in Pre-Fall’s newest item — the modest minidress. While necklines are high and sleeves are long, hems edge up to anywhere from just-above-knee to mid-thigh. The proportion works for both flouncy party dresses and simple styles. Sturdy poplins and rounded sleeves give the frock a modern-peasant-utility look. The silhouettes can be loose or waisted, and knits work as well as wovens. Knee-socks or thigh-high boots complete the look.