As we dive into a season in which people traditionally shed sleeves and full-length pant legs for skimpier duds, a surprising thing has happened: Hemlines have lengthened.

Hallelujah, says Jodi Henderson, who owns Inner Tie, 101 E. Pennington St., Suite 201, 1-888-978-5091 and

Henderson herself toiled in the corporate world and knows how tricky it can be for the fashion-forward to dress for work. She champions more modest attire for those who live by the office dress code.

“Women in the corporate world can’t wear miniskirts to work. Designers are finally listening to their customers, and that’s really refreshing.”