Not quite sure where your hemline should be? Style expert Lloyd Boston recently visited NBC's "Today" show with some fashion advice for women of all ages.
When it comes to pants, a "classic" hem length -- one that doesn't go past the halfway point of your high heels -- is the way to go. If you're more likely to wear flats with your pants, Boston said the hem should be one inch from the floor.
Want to elongate your legs? Look no further than the "downtown" length; it's a longer hem that works best with wide-leg pants. But don't go overboard: "Don't clean the floor with your pants," Boston advised.
The style expert noted that their are four key factors to keep in mind when considering the right hemline for skirts -- one of which was maintaining a balance of skin exposure. "If you're showing a lot of leg, or a lot of 'gam' as they said back in the '40s, you want to show less up top," Boston said, adding that the reverse also applies. "Balance it out."
What's the best hemline for post 50 women? Watch the above video to find out.
1. Safari Jacket
Conceptualized by Yves St Laurent for the modern woman, the pockets come in super handy for travel; tickets, smartphone, etc. Very chic in khaki or white. Image: <a href="http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=45420&vid=1&pid=462729" target="_hplink">Banana Republic Linen-Cotton Safari Blazer, $130 </a>
2. Crisp White Shirt
A fitted, crisp white shirt is a classic staple for any summer wardrobe. Roll up the sleeves and pop the collar ala Katherine Hepburn for a fresh modern look. Image: <a href="http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=78054&vid=1&pid=890013&scid=890013012" target="_hplink">The Gap Perfect Oxford Shirt</a>, $49.95
3. Skinny Cropped Khaki
A skinny, cropped and stretchy pant that will take you from run-around with flats to dinner with a high-heel sandal. Perfect in black, white and khaki. Image: <a href="http://www.theory.com/white-cropped-pant/C0404202,default,pd.html?dwvar_C0404202_color=100&start=12&cgid=womens-pants" target="_hplink">Theory Yanette Stretch Canvas Cropped Pant</a>, $225.50
4. Nautical Striped Tee
What's more classic than a navy and white nautical stripe for summer? It's still a huge trend and great on it's own or under a blazer or cardi. You can go with the sophisticated model pictured -- the Saint James® Minquiers III Tee, $75.00 -- by <a href="http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/knitstees/longsleevetees/PRDOVR~84486/84486.jsp" target="_hplink">www.jcrew.com,</a> or check out the $7.99 version at <a href="http://www.oldnavy.com/products/womens-tees-sale.jsp" target="_hplink">www.chicos.com.</a>
5. Summer-Weight Scarves In Color
A splash of color around your face brightens your complexion and lends individuality to your style. Wear around the neck or use as a shawl during the battle of the AC. Image: <a href="http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.item.A223672.desc.Solid-Wrap-Scarf-with-Detachable-Flower-Pin-by-VT-Luxe?&cookie=set" target="_hplink">QVC Solid Wrap Scarf with Detachable Flower Pin by VT Luxe</a>, $27
6. Pastel Cotton Cardigan
Wear with sleeveless tops and dresses. Completes the look and provides coverage for the arms. Pastels have made a comeback - soft and feminine and the perfect update to your summer wardrobe. Image: <a href="http://www.anntaylor.com/ann/product/AT-Apparel/AT-Sweaters/Cotton-Blend-V-Neck-Cardigan/275426?colorExplode=false&skuId=10693490&catid=cata000011&productPageType=fullPriceProducts&defaultColor=1317" target="_hplink">Ann Taylor Cotton Blend V-Neck Cardigan</a>, $68.00
7. Lady Dress
A shift dress is an easy breezy solution to one piece dressing. A must-have for summer. Image: <a href="http://www.zappos.com/product/8022278/color/8175?zfcTest=fw:1" target="_hplink">Ellen Tracy Kenya Shift Dress</a>, $98
8. Straw Fedora
From the city to the beach, hats not only make a statement but they also protect you from the sun. A straw fedora is a chic way to top off your look. Image: <a href="http://www.target.com/p/mossimo-supply-co-straw-fedora-yellow/-/A-13896088" target="_hplink">Target Mossimo Supply Co. Straw Fedora - Yellow</a>, $12.99
9. Peeptoe Espadrille Wedge
Can be worn with everything from shorts to crop pants to a dress. They are comfortable and give you height. Keep it neutral, as this will elongate your legs. Image: <a href="http://piperlime.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=372476&locale=en_US&kwid=1&sem=false&sdReferer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.piperlime.com%2Fproducts%2Fespadrilles.jsp" target="_hplink">Baja by Mia Limited Edition at piperlime.com</a>, $109.00
10. Canvas Tote
Everyone knows totes are a must for summer, but this summer, keep it bright. Pick your favorite color and go for it! Image: <a href="http://www.target.com/p/pink-straw-stripe-tote/-/A-13975783" target="_hplink">Target Pink Straw Striped Tote</a>, $34
11. Floral Printed Blouse
This essential is a whimsical and ethereal change from the usual basics. Try layering a sleeveless blouse under a cardigan as an alternative to a business or special occasion look. <a href="http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/us/en/zara-us-S2012/189508/825853/PRINTED%2BTOP%2BWITH%2BELASTICATED%2BWAIST" target="_hplink">Zara Printed Top With Elasticated Waist</a>, $49.90
12. A Pendant Necklace
Worn alone or layered with other necklaces, a statement pendant will give you a finished and sophisticated look. Wear with a white shirt for day, or your go-to summer cocktail dress for evening. Image: <a href="http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.CM_SCID.coll.item.J266544.desc.Faceted-Crystal-Enhancer-on-Fancy-Chain-by-VT-Luxe" target="_hplink">QVC Faceted Crystal Enhancer on Fancy Chain by VT Luxe</a>, $39.82
13. The Printed Caftan
Modern, bold, and on trend. No longer limited to the beach or poolside, this has become a must-have item. A mid-length caftan can be worn as a tunic with skinny cropped pants or as a summer dress and is perfect for special occasion or entertaining. Image: <a href="http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.CM_SCID.coll.item.A223632.desc.Abstract-Animal-Print-Caftan-by-VT-Luxe" target="_hplink">QVC Abstract Animal Print Caftan by VT Luxe</a>, $41.12
14. Long, Flowy Skirt
Effortless and chic, a long flowy skirt with a simple top is a great casual daytime look. Make this cool and easy look your summer uniform. Image: <a href="http://www.anntaylor.com/ann/product/product%3A282703/AT-Modern-Dance/Ballet-Maxi-Skirt/282703?colorExplode=false&skuId=11111511&catid=cata000016&productPageType=fullPriceProducts&defaultColor=5643" target="_hplink">Ann Taylor Ballet Maxi Skirt</a>, $178
15. Crossbody Bag
Lightweight, comfortable, and secure. When you just want to carry the essentials and need to get around hands-free. Great for travel or day-to-day running around. Image: <a href="http://www.colehaan.com/colehaan/catalog/product.jsp?catId=100&productId=566930&productGroup=396416" target="_hplink">Cole Haan Village Sheila Crossbody</a>, $198.00