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“Be a Flirt, Wear a Skirt”

by Michaela Piontková


As we’re slowly preparing for the new season, it’s time to reach out for the skirts we had to ditch for the winter.


Skirts became the spring/summer staples many years ago and aren’t going anywhere this year either. 


No wonder, they’re fun and versatile. From micro minis to maxi skirts, denim, or leather, they appeared in many different styles changing each season.


This spring we are looking to be sexy but soft. Women are letting go of the girl-boss aesthetics that became toxic over the years and are now trying to find the balance between work and self-care. 


With that, we are exploring our feminine energy and sensuality. We want to be flirty in our own way, we want to feel attractive for ourselves and what easier tool to achieve that than fashion? Skirts have always been considered very feminine and this year they are becoming more popular than ever.


Leather


Yes, again. Although this material is usually associated with the colder weather, this season we are giving it time to shine on the spring sun too. 


Serran London

Especially trendy will be the all-leather outfits

that we saw all over the SS24 fashion weeks. ALAÏA, Diesel, or Versace presented us with the leather sets. Alexander McQueen took it to another level with a leather dress. 


However, if that is a bit too daring, you can always style it with a simple black top as seen at Oriana Capaldi or Courrèges.


Translucent materials


Sheer fabrics have been popular since the 1990s, however this season we see them with a fun twist - white sheer fabrics. Although mostly used for dresses, many designers transformed this trend into skirts as well. Adeam, Chanel, Coperni, and Missoni all incorporated the white translucent skirts into their SS24 collections representing perfectly what this season is about; soft but sexy.


Despite white taking the lead, some designers opted for other colours like baby blue, nude, or bold black. Some even created a whole collection of different-coloured sheer skirts making them a dominating trend for this season.


Pleats


Many designers have joined Issey Miyake on the pleat ride and started using the controversial material to create textured skirts.


Apujan, Yuhan Wang, or JU-NNA presented us with a variety of lengths, styles, and colours showing how versatile pleat skirts can be. 


While Apujan’s maxi floral skirt has more of a soft feminine feel, Yuhan Wang's skirts are heavily inspired by the early 2000s Paris Hilton aesthetic. 


JU-NNA created a whole collection inspired by the pleat’s texture creating both long and short skirts.


JU-NNA

Asymmetrical designs


We all know the feeling when we want to try wearing something different than we’re used to but are scared that it won’t look good on us. 


Asymmetrical skirts are perfect for those who want to go from longer skirts to shorter ones, just like they are perfect for those who want to switch from short skirts to longer ones. 


Acne Studios, Apujan, Buci, Bottega Veneta, or Oriana Capaldi all created skirts that are most likely to flatter all body types, making this trend the most inclusive of all of those we mentioned today.


Edited by Emily Duff

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