The caption reads:
The new skirts which have arrived from Paris for the London Spring Season are startingly [startlingly?] short, the hem in many instances being ten inches from the ground. 1. The trailing skirt of 1900. 2. The ankle skirt of 1911. 3. The draped skirt of 1912. 4. The 1913 style with bright colored hose and shoes with big bows.
Here is the big question: how did the ladies keep their trailing skirts clean?
From Penny Illustrated Paper, 15 February 1913, page 31.