- n. the middle of the calf; half way between the knee and ankle
“My skirts are mid-calf, and my dresses usually fall between there and my ankles, so movement is not a problem.”
“The ankles tend to be the slenderest part so put the hem just below the calf, not mid-calf, or at above the ankle.”
“Largely dark suits or muted light colors for spring/summer with skirts to the mid-calf.”
“Amy Ryan and Christina Hendricks in particular, in quite different but complementary ways, are as close to proof as we'll likely get that God loves us and wants us to be happy (particularly Christina Hendricks in, say, a mid-calf cocktail dress, but I digress ....)”
“A Mexican friend in Chicago finally pointed toward silk chiffon, dressy, garden party dresses, mid-calf length and bare-shouldered, as the dress code for ladies for such an event.”
“In January 2008, the International Association of Athletics Federations deemed that Pistorius – who was born without either fibula, the bone that runs from behind the knee to the ankle, and whose legs were amputated mid-calf when he was 11 months old – was ineligible to compete in its events, notably the Olympics.”
“Dressed in Columbine-sheik, his black trench hit him at mid-calf and surrounded his lanky stature like a stiff shield.”
“Also consider the flared trumpet-skirt silhouette, which is sassier than an A-line and falls between your lower knee and mid-calf.”
“And while willowy beauties like Ms. Fanning may have no reason to conceal their legs, the mid-calf hemline does leave lots to the imagination, making it flattering for any age and body type.”
“Those shows featured extra-long maxidresses as well as midi-length dresses and skirts that fall to mid-calf.”
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