I Tried on the Best New-In High-Street Skirts So You Don't Have to

Here at Who What Wear UK, we're all about delivering the latest and greatest shopping edits, as approved by our team. That's why we've created this offshoot shopping column as part of our We Try Before You Buy franchise, which will see me, Joy Montgomery, heading to all your favourite stores to test out new-in pieces IRL. From summer dresses to intriguing new brands, prepare for changing room selfies aplenty. Is there something you'd like me to cover? Make sure to tweet or Instagram me your requests!

From the sexual liberation of the Mary Quant mini and the furore surrounding The Daily Mail's "Legs-It" headline to teenage boys demanding sartorial equality by donning school skirts, there's no denying that the skirt has a politically charged past. It's often been suggested that there's a connection between skirt lengths and the country's finances: According to the Hemline Index, rising hemlines are a reflection of economic prosperity.

Like this season's obsession with It dresses, the skirt has been making a bid for star status in our wardrobes. Case in point: Réalisation's leopard-print midi skirt, which celebrated viral success soon after its release and has gone on to see multiple restocks and sellouts. No item of clothing is immune to the cult-buy treatment. With this in mind, it seemed only natural that skirts should be my next shopping subject. What did I discover on my travels? As previously mentioned, longer lengths are the order of the day, particularly in silky fabrics. Co-ords are also undeniably having a moment, with many skirts sold alongside colour- and print-matching blouses.

If you're a miniskirt lover, worry not, as there are plenty of options for you too—particularly in corduroy and denim, which are both set to be trends for A/W 18. Scroll down to shop the full edit.