“Since I like my skirts short (because my legs look longer), I couldn’t be happier that the skort has made a comeback. Now, I don’t have to worry about peek-a-boo moments from the wind or subway steps.” –– Celia L. Smith, Fashion Editor
Faux leather skort, Zara, $70, zara.com.
“I live for an A-line skirt because it perfectly accentuates my wide hips and small waist.” ––Yolanda Sangweni, Entertainment Editor
A-line jacquard skirt, Tracy Reese, $288, nordstrom.com.
“I rarely wear shorts in the summer (because I’m the dress queen) but when I do, the shorter the better. I like to show off a lot of leg and have fun with the patterns. I can usually count on The Loft for a festive pair of shorts each season. I can’t wait to wear this little number on my tropical vacation this summer!” — Charli Penn, Relationships Editor ESSENCE.com
Embroidered shorts, LOFT, $55, loft.com.
“Midi pencil skirts please! I love how the midi skirt stops just below the knees for a sophisticated look, but still hugs you in all the right places. It’s a more mature take on the mini skirt but still has the same effect and they are perfect for work, play, summer and beyond.” ––Chloe Williams, Public Relations
Printed midi skirt, River Island, $56, riverisland.com.
“I love a playful skater skirt this time of year. The A-line silhouette helps balance out my large bust line. This one from Dorothy Perkins is fun, flirty and short enough to show off my long legs during these hot summer days.” ––Reneise Francis, Market Editor