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After: Not-So-Mini Skirt

Grey skirt with red hem Grant Cornett

To extend the length (and therefore the life) of a short skirt, sew a 3-inch-wide strip of fabric to the hem. Go for contrast (in color or texture) so that the extension looks intentional, says Kormos. After the transformation, have the skirt dry-cleaned; the two fabrics may have different care instructions.

Cost: $45 to $80.

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