While I was careful to measure out the length of my skirt to prevent this, it still does need to be a bit off the ground so that I do not continually step on it (espcially with children). However, having said that, and having seen these pictures, I think I will try to add an inch or two to the hem of this skirt! Ha ha! I laugh at the thought that even then this was a problem and a bit of a joke. You cover yourself with so many, many layers, and then a little tip exposes your ankles and legs!
Well, enjoy the free view!
For more interesting reading on the subject rom period sources visit this site http://www1.assumption.edu/WHW/hoops/default.html
period cartoons depicting the "horror" of women accidentally exposing themselves