We all had our fun with mini skirts as everyone strutted out wearing their best micro-minis, but nothing beats a maxi skirt to grab someone’s full attention. As we transition our wardrobes to fully embrace the fall season, I begin to remember the main reasons why maxi skirts are supreme: They’re seasonless, versatile, and a closet staple. Need I say more?
Lately, we’ve been eyeing wearable, utilitarian clothing pieces. We all want to feel and look our best without having to sacrifice comfort, especially during these colder months—which is where these floor-length skirts come in. If you need an extra layer, style a pair of fleece-lined leggings under your maxi skirt and no one will notice a thing. Or take some inspiration from Y2K fashion and embrace the skirts-over-pants look. Looking for some runway inspiration? Take a look at Prada’s fall/winter 2022 collection (as well as its most recent spring/summer collection), which showcased delicate sheer skirts juxtaposed with oversized bomber jackets. Or, channel Acne Studios’ fall/winter 2022 collection, which went for the full maxi skirt fantasy with ultra high-waisted skirts that covered more than half of the body.
Ready to start shopping? Check out the 20 best maxi skirts worth adding to your shopping cart.
One of the major trends showcased this year is transparency as it was the #1 global trend for the fall/winter 2022 season, according to Tagwalk. As we enter the fall season wearing this trend can be best styled with a thick cashmere sweater and a pair of classic loafers, or layer this skirt over jeans for those seeking a modest look.
Raw Edge Bias Maxi Skirt
Shrunk Cutout Wave Jacquard Mesh Skirt
Muslin and Knit Midi Skirt
No 1089 / Wilbur
Brown Dydine Maxi Skirt
We all know and love the minimalist ‘90s look. Think of supermodels style icons like Christy Turlington and Kate Moss, who popularized the minimalistic look by wearing a cropped white T-shirt, a maxi skirt and a leather jacket. But even classic closet staples need a new look, and this season, designers took a spin at reinventing the black maxi skirt.
Adjustable-Slit Midi Skirt
Faux Leather Midi Skirt
Gathered-Waist Crepe Midi Skirt
Pleated Crepe Ade Skirt
Dylan Skirt Coated Shell Plum
It’s difficult not to notice how Gen Z influenced designers this year. As many designers embraced a new sense of identity and fluidity, the result became mismatched maximalism. Brands opted to design clothing that expresses playfulness and creativity. For all those who don’t stray away from vibrant colors and loud prints, this one is for you.
Mixed-Print Spliced Asymmetric Belted Skirt
Puppets and Puppets
Puppy Jacquard Midi Pencil Skirt
Pink Cargo Midi Skirt
Mesh Pluto Skirt
Gray Printed Maxi Skirt
The spring 2023 runways featured an array of designers who brought back the denim maxi skirt trend. The iconic 2000s staple has made a huge comeback this fall, and we have you covered with the best denim maxi skirts already selected for you.
Lisa Says Gah
Quinn Midi Skirt
Bias Paneled Two-Tone Denim Midi Skirt
BDG Margot Denim Patchwork Maxi Skirt