Last year, designers dared to take hemlines to startling new heights and waistlines to shocking lows with low-rise ultra-mini skirts dominating the style set. Thanks to Miu Miu, the teeny, tiny trend became near inescapable.
While we’ve become accustomed to the increasingly fast-paced trend cycle, we’re still feeling a little sartorial whiplash as a new skirt trend consumes our consciousness this year: the denim maxi skirt.
A far cry from the leg-baring styles of 2022, floor-skimming denim skirts, specifically A-line and pencil shapes, have been spotted on the runways, the street style set and as a major point in trend predictions for 2023.
Spring/Summer 2023 runways included distressed styles at MM6 Maison Margiela, high-waist cuts at Burberry, and edgy, dark-washes at Balenciaga’s apocalyptic mud pit.
While many iterations have maintained the Y2K-esque low-rise waistlines, the denim maxi skirt boasts a wearability last year’s mini just can’t compete with.
With the return of double denim also on the rise, we’ve seen the maxi styled with matching denim jackets and vests, as well as cropped tops and even the occasional knit and knee-high boot.
The denim maxi’s versatility and trans-seasonal nature, means we will be seeing the style become a staple throughout 2023 and beyond.
So, if you want to get ahead of the style curb and invest in a denim maxi skirt, we recommend you shop one of the below.
The Best Denim Maxi Skirts
Denim Maxi Skirt, $94.95 at NA-KD
GRLFRND Ariana Flared Maxi Skirt, $419 at REVOLVE
Terzo Maxi Skirt, $229 at HENNE
Maison Margiela Denim Mid-Length Skirt, $1,655 at FARFETCH
Button Detail Denim Skirt, $299 at H&M
Maxi Denim Skirt, $323 at Good American
GRLFRND Cameron Low Rise Column Maxi Skirt With Back Slit, $370 at REVOLVE
Vetements Asymmetric Denim Skirt, $2,775 at FARFETCH
Denim Midi Skirt, $72 at ASOS