The Micro Miniskirt Is Back, and I've Found So Many Epic Versions

Back in 2022, designers from Fendi to Versace, revived the micro miniskirt. Miu Miu stole the show on the spring/summer 2022 runway, debuting a utilitarian take on the mini with teeny-tiny proportions not much thicker than a wide belt. The references to Y2K were strong, and although the micro miniskirt has divided opinions, even now in 2023 booming sales are evidence of its popularity.

The years 2000 to 2003 were the heyday for micro miniskirts, with pop culture icons such as Christina Aguilera, Halle Berry and Cindy Crawford being captured out and about in styles no wider than a few inches, give or take. The era was synonymous with female empowerment, expressed through playful styling and barely-there clothes.

Best micro mini skirts: The Style Stalker


The Style Stalker

Prada's train silk skirt in all its glory.

Best micro mini skirts: Miu Miu


Image Courtesy of Miu Miu

The now iconic Miu Miu skirt on the runway.

One of my favourite pastimes is bearing witness to the cyclical nature of trends and seeing how people make runway trends their own with individual styling tweaks. There's a certain nostalgia that comes with seeing styles I desperately longed to wear as a teenager make a comeback. I spent a portion of the 2000s fantasising about wearing such a style, hiking up my school skirt in a bid to emulate Britney Spears's "Baby One More Time" ensemble.

But now in 2023, I'm excited to take on the trend in a chic, grown-up way. And if ever there was a time to experiment with shorter hemlines (although granted, not quite as short as that iconic Miu Miu style), it's in the summer months when the sun is (well, nearly) beaming that pin-baring styles are as practical as they are trendy. 

How to style a mini skirt for summer I hear you ask? It's easy. Keep your look simple and add a linen shirt, t-shirt or even blazer, before choosing from trainers, heels, sandals or even flats. The choices are endless. 

Scroll on to see how some of the fashion set are wearing their mini skirts right now, as well as shop my favourite summer-ready styles. 

See Miniskirt Styling Ideas:

Style Notes: Lucy's gingham mini is what dreams are made of.

Best micro mini skirts: @nlmarilyn wears a miniskirt



Style Notes: The partywear version of the much-loved miniskirt. I love how Marilyn has paired hers with a simple tee. 

Best micro mini skirts: @raeannlangas wears wool miniskirt



Style Notes: Rae styles her mini with heeled loafers and socks for a cosy Scandinavian vibe.



Style Notes: Grey denim, a cropped blazer and ballet flats? I'm in!

Best micro mini skirts: @sylviemus wears chic French miniskirt outfit



Style Notes: Sylvie plays with lengths by pairing the miniskirt with a longline trench coat. 

Style Notes: While the weather still isn't quite playing ball, keep layers on up top like Hanna.

Best micro mini skirts: @annelauremais wears miniskirt two-piece



Style Notes: Pair miniskirts with matching jackets for a classic ensemble. Wear it with anything from loafers to trainers.



Style Notes: Sylvie's outfit might just be my favourite. A denim mini with mules and a crisp whiie shirt? So simple, yet so effective.

Shop My Edit of Miniskirts: 

A denim mini skirt is a summer wardrobe staple.

This classic style will work hard in your wardrobe year round.

I love the styling here. A simple tee + statement skirt = a match made in heaven.

Such a pretty set for summer!

Picture this with heels and a blazer on your next date night.

The cutest two-piece I ever did see. And it's linen!

You can always rely on Isabel Marant Étoile for beautiful minis.

When it comes to sequins, I like to dress my down with cotton, jersey and linen fabrications.

I'd wear this white mini exactly as above, with a striped tee.

The knot detail on this mini is so flattering.

Satin for summer? Groundbreaking.

I can't wait to copy this outfit as soon as it gets just a tad warmer.

A printed mini looks perfect with a white linen shirt.

Up Next: 34 Summer Dresses That Are Guaranteed to Make You Feel Good

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.