It would be an understatement to say that we’re in the middle of a mini skirt renaissance. Since Miu Miu’s spring-summer 2022 collection filled with cut-off pleated mini skirts crashed landed last October, the trend has been rising steadily to the forefront. Now that it’s actually summer, fashion’s collective conscious can’t get enough of the itty bitty staple—and accordingly, they’re everywhere. But of course, fashion loves to operate in extremes; and just as the mini skirt has taken hold, so has its direct opposite—the maxi skirt.
Since the idea of wearing something so short has always given me pause (I also hardly ever wear mini dresses), despite loving the look of a mini skirt, it’s not a trend I’d actually consider wearing in real life. The maxi skirt, however, is an entirely different story. For me, it’s way more accessible and beginner-friendly than its micro counterpart, and depending on the cut and shape can be equally as seductive. Right now it’s the number one piece I’m adding to my summer wardrobe, so I thought I’d share the results of personal online browsing. From 90s-inspired column cuts to sophisticated pleats, see the full range of skirts currently commanding my attention, along with a few images of styling inspiration to get your sartorial juice flowing.