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Trend to Try: Midi Pencil Skirts

Trend to Try: Tea-Length Pencil Skirts(Source: Getty Images)

"The perfect skirt must cover the knees." So went one of Coco Chanel's famously quoted style rules. Of course, the lower hemline was much more common in bygone eras before the rise of micro minis—a length we don't give a second thought to nowadays. In our redux-happy fashion generation (chokers, anyone?), it is no surprise that longer skirts are favored once more.

We've spotted celebrities donning midi or "tea-length" pencil skirts that go beyond the traditional knee-length cut, instead hitting the mid-calf. The look is demure but far from dowdy, thanks to smart styling tricks. The stars have been pairing the slimming silhouette with more revealing tops, usually cropped, for a flash of skin to balance more fabric on the bottom. Leave it to Hollywood to show you how it's done:

Miranda Kerr looked simple and chic in a loose crop top and patterned skirt with black pumps.

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Jamie Chung wore her plaid statement skirt with a slinky tank top and cap-toe pumps.

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Lupita Nyong'o opted for an abs-baring crop top with a matching skirt and heels in crisp white.

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Chloe Grace Moretz paired her patchwork bottom with a sleek bra top and see-through Louboutins.

Arrivals at the PSLA Autumn Party (Source: Getty Images)

Most of the celebs we've spotted in tea-length pencil skirts are on the taller end, since the long length can be overwhelming for petite ladies. A tip to keep in mind is to stick with pumps, nude heels or anything that will elongate your legs. Try the trend with our shopping picks, below:

Trend to Try: Midi Pencil Skirts(Source: Express, Shopbop, Nordstrom, ASOS)Express Rose Print Midi Pencil Skirt, $30, at express.com; David Lerner Tube Midi Skirt, $125, at shopbop.comBobeau Plaid Midi Skirt, $48, at nordstrom.com; ASOS Midi Pencil Skirt With Front Split, $34, at asos.com

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