“Short girls don’t wear long skirts,” says my mom and every style advice column. But they are fun and vibrant, and, let’s face it, hard to miss this season. I love the colorful prints and easy elegance of the full skirt. This is my first attempt at a maxi dress, a skirt that I’ve pulled up and belted into a strapless dress. Even so, it almost reaches my ankles–not sure I’ll ever be able to wear it as a skirt without sky-high wedges! I felt girly, relaxed yet polished, perfect for rooftop cocktails with friends.