SAN FRANCISCO
02/27/2012 09:28 pm ET Updated Apr 28, 2012

S.F. Street Fashion: The Rise Of The Maxi Skirt

When women first started sporting mini dresses in the 1920s, the amount of leg they showed was shocking. Who from that era would have thought that a century later, long skirts would be on the cutting edge of fashion and short hems would be considered conservative? But here we are in 2012, and if the world is ending, the rules of fashion are going down along with it -- right down to the ankle, that is.

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