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The Lowdown on Spring/Summer 2024’s Standout Skirt Trends

The news on skirt trends for spring/summer 2024? The bolder, the better, according to the wealth of statement styles seen on the runways: from Miu Miu’s foiled midi to Loewe’s ruffled minis, Marni’s floor-sweeping suede maxi – as worn by Paloma Elsesser – to Erdem’s floral takes.

Dries Van Noten, who announced he’s stepping back from the namesake label he founded over 30 years ago, can always be trusted to deliver an enticing line-up of skirts that are swathed in patterns and embellishments – and his spring/summer offering did not disappoint. See the numerous sequinned sheer styles, which, true to form, were paired with an array of clashing prints.

Here, peruse the standout skirt trends from the shows to inspire your next purchase, and the best styles to invest in now.

Florals for spring

Erdem SS24.

Florals may be considered a spring cliché, but this season’s spin is anything but dated. Our styling suggestion? Pair with elevated basics and let the skirt do the talking.

Boho is back

Chloé SS24.

Expect festivals and parks to be brimming with boho staples this summer – namely, flowing skirts rendered in white lace or breezy cotton. Consider Sienna Miller (circa 2004) your muse.

A pop of red

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Simone Rocha SS24.

In need of some encouragement to wear the scarlets and crimsons that dominated the runways this season? Look to Chloë Sevigny, who was the first to wear Simone Rocha’s fiery minidress to the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party. The rigid satin skirt, also seen in the collection, deserves an outing, too.

Ruffles aplenty

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Loewe SS24.

“Day looks. I’m loving daywear at the moment,” mused Jonathan Anderson of his Loewe show. The designer debuted modern takes on the ruffled rah-rah skirt at his show, which were versatile enough to wear for day or night.

Luxe leather

Prada SS24.

Leather skirts have long been a wardrobe staple, and Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons explored patchwork textures for spring, comprising swatches of weathered fabric stitched together. Embrace the trend with either a leather or faux-leather skirt this season.

Hemline textures

Molly Goddard SS24.

Petticoat trims peeped beneath Molly Goddard’s skirts this season, which were shirred at the hip to create an asymmetric, draped hemline. Try layering two skirts – or adding a flourish to an existing style – to replicate the effect.

The bubble skirt

Aaron Esh SS24.

Google recently reported that searches for “bubble skirts” are at an all-time-high in the UK, serving good reason to invest in one now. Aaron Esh has made sculptural minis his signature, and for spring/summer 2024, the designer presented an array of ballooning bubble skirts, paired with tailoring. “It’s sleek minimalism through a London-centric lens,” Esh said after the show.

Simple pencil skirt

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Gucci SS24.

A well-fitted black pencil skirt can be a blank canvas for a great look. See: the knee-length style on Gucci’s runway, which was paired with black court shoes and a leather jacket.

Feather trims

Tove SS24.

Feathers kissed skirt hemlines at Tove this season, while at 16Arlington they were entrapped within skirts – tacked to tulle beneath a layer of factory-curtain Latex. Let this be your message to try a feather skirt for spring.


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Proenza Schouler SS24.

Another simple skirt style to welcome into your wardrobe: the double-layered midi, as seen at Proenza Schouler. Given it only shows a few inches of skin, consider it a wearable take on the “naked skirt” trend.

Checks with attitude

Chopova Lowena SS24.

Design duo, Emma Chopova and Laura Lowena-Irons, debuted new interpretations of their signature carabiner skirts for spring, rendered in colourful checked prints. The ultimate statement piece.

Party on the bottom

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16Arlington SS24.

Pailette-covered skirts defined Marco Capaldo’s 16Arlington collection, realised in grey, blue, red and translucent Latex. One of the final iterations was crafted from shiny silver metal.

Prints with prowess

Dries Van Noten SS24.

“Familiar-unfamiliar and unfamiliar-familiar,” is how Dries Van Noten described his brief for spring. Cue: striped shirts paired with embellished vests and patterned skirts, and sheer sequinned skirts layered under rugby tops and blazers.

Expressive knits

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Bottega Veneta SS24.

“Where people call craft dusty, I think it’s the opposite,” Matthieu Blazy told Vogue of his collection for Bottega Veneta. “It’s a world of possibilities.” The designer interpreted this message in a variety of ways, including cotton skirts in the house’s trademark intrecciato weave.

Layers & volume

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Jawara Alleyne SS24.

Incorporate layers and subtle volume into your wardrobe with the oscillating skirts seen at Jawara Alleyne, which were secured using the designer’s signature safety-pin technique.

Cargo moment

Talia Byre SS24.

A cargo skirt is a sure-fire investment. Opt for a new-season or vintage style that hits at just the right length, with well-placed pockets. Talia Byre’s teal spring/summer version is a must-have.

Foiled feel

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Miu Miu SS24.

Flashes of gold and silver lit up the runways during fashion month, presenting fresh ways to wear metallics beyond the dancefloor. Miu Miu’s textured gold skirts were a highlight.

A touch of suede

Marni SS24.

Marni’s runway featured a variety of playful skirts – including crinoline designs – but the most wearable versions were the floor-sweeping suede maxis, which were styled with ribbed crop tops and structured minidresses.

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