This Is About to Be the Biggest Skirt Trend of Autumn

While we’re not getting rid of our mini or midi skirts anytime soon, we are welcoming a refreshing, new skirt length into our wardrobes this autumn. Maxi skirts are back for this coming season, but we’re not talking about the stretchy jersey skirts or boho skirts we often associate with beach holidays. No, the modern maxi skirt is sophisticated, grown-up and altogether much more polished. These maxi skirts are desk-to-dinner approved and add a romantic touch to your professional attire.

The trend was seen all over the autumn/winter 2019 runways—from sumptuous pleated iterations seen at Chloé and Chanel to knitted skirts at Nanushka and gorgeous satin-silk high-slit maxis at Brandon Maxwell. The chicest and easiest way to style yours this autumn is with an oversized sweater or turtleneck and your pick of shoes—from brogues to stomping boots to shearling boots to pumps, practically everything looks so good peeping through the bottom of your hem. Scroll below to see the best on the runways, on Instagram and on the market right now.

On the runway:


Getty Images

At Chloé, pleated cream maxi skirts were paired with chic layered knits and practical square-toe boots.


Getty Images

Romantic, billowy skirts were paired with shearling snow boots and preppy belted cardigans at Chanel.


Getty Images

Add a casual touch to a striking and dramatic black satin maxi skirt with an elegant oversize sweater, as seen at Brandon Maxwell.


Getty Images

A bohemian maxi skirt is not just for the beach. Add a sleek element by pairing it with a black knit sweater and statement hoop earrings, as seen at Ulla Johnson.

On the street:

This season's must-have snake-effect boots will look chic paired with a beige pleated maxi skirt.

For a pretty day-to-night look, opt for a floral-print maxi skirt paired with a neutral sweater. Keep your shoes and bags super polished to prevent the look from becoming too boho.

The addition of a blazer and over-the-knee boots will add a smart touch to a knit maxi dress. 

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by MARIE MIKH (@marimikh) on

For a minimalist and streamlined look, stick to a monochrome palette.

A billowy maxi skirt looks polished with the addition of a smart check blazer.

Shop the edit:

How sophisticated does this streamlined skirt look? Perfect for work. 

Style your graphic maxi skirt with a tucked-in shirt and cinch at the waist with a belt.

Opt for a silk maxi skirt in autumn's trending pistachio hue.

Wear with a basic tee and sneakers for a casual weekend look.

Pleated skirts are a favourite among the fashion set.

Nanushka never fails to tempt us with its sumptuous knitted beauties.

Try this high-waisted khaki skirt with a beige or black blazer for a work-perfect look.

Get one in this season's trending lavender hue.

Just add a black turtleneck sweater and knee-high boots once the temperatures cool.

Expect to see this print dominate your feeds come autumn.

Swap out your jeans for a versatile black maxi skirt instead.

Nail two trends in one in this chic of-the-moment tiger print.

Up next, the biggest autumn/winter 2019 trends you need to know. 

This piece originally appeared on Who What Wear US. 

Related Stories