Trend Watch: Super-Short Lengths on the Runway

Maxi dresses were an unmistakable trend this summer, but mini dresses and micro skirts have made equally prominent appearances -- especially as the city's temperatures have started to rise.

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Maxi dresses were an unmistakable trend this summer, but mini dresses and micro skirts have made equally prominent appearances -- especially as the city's temperatures have started to rise. At Nanette Lepore, a shiny gold skirt adds "oomph" to a plain white blouse.
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A sweeping asymmetrical hem added interest to Altuzarra's futuristic cocktail dresses.
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Bensoni's hot pink and chartreuse "baby-doll" dress is festooned in neon yellow fringe.
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Chanel countered the super-short length of a tweed mini dress by styling it with thigh-high black boots.
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A flatteringly high neck keeps Rachel Comey's mini-dress looking sophisticated.
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A flirty, pleated mini-skirt at Cushnie et Ochs, executed in butter soft tobacco leather.
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An easy floral-print mini skirt like this one from Karen Walker is just the thing for lazy summer weekends in the park.
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Lanvin's classic black mini in sltretch jersey would pair beautifully with everything from button-down blouses to easy cotton tanks.
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For her spring collection, English designer Mary Katrantzou created sculpted minis made to look like lanterns.
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Phillip Lim added a baby blue ruffle to this leather mini dress to give it a certain girly appeal.
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Rebecca Taylor used hot pink leopard print for a ruffle-hem mini skirt and matching silk blouse.
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Rodarte's structured school-girl dresses feature exaggerated pleats and a slightly poufy skirt.
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Thakoon's teensy sundresses were made more dynamic in tonal python prints.
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Vena Cava's soft cotton skirts are the ultimate beat-the-heat closet staple.
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Zac Posen's "Z Spoke" diffusion line featured a number of sculpted mini-dresses in color-blocked shades of coral and green.
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