Maxi Skirts Are Here to Stay—7 Chic Outfit Formulas I'm Copying This Season

Midi hemlines have dominated the skirt scene for years, but times are a-changing. Last year, as the world started to open up again, we saw a meteoric rise—no pun intended—in mini hemlines as fashion devotees reclaimed glamour and reintroduced impracticality into their wardrobes. But what does the future hold for skirts this season? Well, if the autumn/winter 2023 runways are anything to go by (spoiler: they are), then maxi hemlines are set to be all the rage.

This isn't the first time maxi skirts have been on the style agenda in 2023. As Who What Wear UK's editor in chief, Hannah Almassi, observed at the start of the year, "key brands such as Calvin Klein and Acne [are] backing the cut. There is a Y2K lilt to these hemlines descending, with simple tube styles that fit closer to the ankles being more present than, say, a hippy, tiered cut."

Her insight is further reinforced by Instagram dwellers, who have been sporting maxi-skirt outfits since, well, September, when designers debuted their collections. Coincidence? There's no such thing. And the obsession is showing no sign of showing down as we head back into cooler weather. So how does one assemble maxi-skirt outfits nowadays? I've taken some of the finest looks from my favourite influencers, who illustrate this perfectly.

From slinky maxis to cosy knitted silhouettes, scroll on to see seven maxi-skirt outfits I love and rate for the weeks and months ahead. 


Maxi Skirt Outfits: @tylynnnguyen wears a navy maxi skirt



Style Notes: If in doubt, go back to basics. What could be simpler than a tube skirt? Maxi hemlines make this skirt style look so much more premium. Wear it now with a thin roll-neck top, and a thicker iteration for autumn. 

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A sound investment if you’re into layering. 

Strappy sandals can be hard to walk in, but these are so comfy.


Maxi Skirt Outfits: @sylviemus_ wears a knitted maxi skirt



Style Notes: Skirts with an A-line or circle shape aren’t just fun for twirling in; they also create a beautiful silhouette—one that’s made all the more impactful in a maxi length. Bouclé-weave styles feel particularly on-trend, tapping into the minimal aesthetic. Just add a tweed blazer and clogs for an easy transitional ensemble.  

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A jacket style that will genuinely never date. 

This will be a key shoe trend for the coming months. 


Maxi Skirt Outfits: @nlmarilyn wears a denim maxi skirt



Style Notes: The thing I love most about denim is how easy it makes it to assemble an outfit, so why not consider buying into a skirt with a maxi hemline? If you’re petite and worried about being swathed in fabric, look for denim maxi skirts with either front or side splits. 

The frayed hem on this skirt gives it a cool lived-in appearance. 


Style Notes: Layered with a sweater vest, loafers, and untucked shirt, this is how fashion girls style their maxi skirts in the transitional period. Look for column-style skirts like Brittany's for a modern take on the trend. 

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So many of our editors have their eye on this versatile knit. 


Maxi Skirt Outfits: @frannfyne wears a black pleated maxi skirt



Style Notes: Pleated skirts never truly go out of style, but after falling quiet over the past couple of years, they've definitely cemented their must-have status this year. And yes, there are plenty of maxi options out there, too—I love how Franny gives hers a downtime spin with retro-feeling trainers. 

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Crafted from thick cotton, this is the perfect layer for cool summer evenings.

A skirt that you can wear just as easily to the office as you can for dinners out. 

Vans trainers are having something of a resurgence.


Maxi Skirt Outfits: @monikh wears a satin maxi skirt



Style Notes: Between the 90's and maxi trends that were evident on recent runways, it was inevitable that silk skirts would become a fixture of our 2023 wardrobes. Make like Monikh and pair yours with a shrunken cardigan silhouette as the temperatures drop over the next few weeks. 

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A classy way to inject some warmth into your wardrobe. 

Our team is obsessed with this Topshop number. 

Not sure how to wear head-to-toe colour? Try a tonal colour like this chocolate brown style. 


Style Notes: When I think of leather skirts, mini hemlines always spring to mind, but designers are already a step ahead, serving up full-length iterations. I like how Lucy has styled hers with a crop knit, which gives some respite from the thickness of the fabric. 

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I can already tell how versatile this would be.

It’s not often that you come across maxi leather skirts, but I really rate this one. 

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Opening Image:@nlmarilyn

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.