08/24/2012 03:00 pm ET

Fashion Tips: How To Choose The Right Hemline (VIDEO)

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.

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