Above The Knee


Above the Knee is a phrase to imply where a garment sits on a person. Above the knee denotes that garment sits anywhere between below the hips and above the knee, it is localised to the thigh area. This is a phrase mainly used for dresses or skirts. It is a common length in fashion for 2012 showing at Prada S/S 12 in block colour patterns with a lightly pleated dress, flickering just above the knee. Anna Sui S/S 12 saw this length in 70’s inspired paisley patterns but Matthew Williamson A/W 12 produced a unique style in this length, clearly staying at this length at the front of dresses but elongating the length at the back.

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Written by Hollyann Prince

Hollyann Prince, graduating in International Fashion Business at Nottingham Trent University next year, currently writing the Silhouette & Looks and Accessories section of the Dictionary for Catwalk Yourself. A lover of fashion history and everything unique.

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