Remember hems? Remember when they were straightforward and unfussy? Those days are gone. These days we sometimes struggle to find dresses that don't have what's known as a "hitched" hemline – something you can see illustrated in the image above.
The hitch skirt or dress is a close relation of the puffball: it creates a skirt with a lot of volume, and a much "rounder" shape than most other styles, although all hitched dresses are not created equal, and some are more "hitched" than others – as you can also see above.
What does everyone think of this trend? Is it a welcome change from boring old straight hems, or is it too close to the puffball for comfort? Tell us!
Stone hitch skirt, £28,Dorothy Perkins, Green crochet hitch dress, £38, Dorothy Perkins, ruffle hitch up dress, £28, New Look, Bryony hitch dress, £160, All Saints, check hitched mini skirt, £15,Miss Selfridge