It would be accurate to say that we’re in the middle of a miniskirt renaissance. Since Miu Miu’s S/S 22 collection filled with cutoff pleated miniskirts crash-landed last October, the trend has been rising steadily to the forefront. Now that it’s actually summer, fashion’s collective consciousness can’t get enough of the itty-bitty staple, and accordingly, it’s everywhere. But of course, fashion loves to operate in extremes. Just as the miniskirt has taken hold, so has its direct opposite—the maxi skirt.
The idea of wearing something so short has always given me pause (I also hardly ever wear minidresses), so despite loving the look of a miniskirt, 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, it 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 my personal online browsing. Keep scrolling to see the full range of skirts currently commanding my attention—from ’90s-inspired column cuts to sophisticated pleats—along with a few images of styling inspiration to get your sartorial juices flowing.