Loved for its lightweight and super cute style, the skirt is a beloved summertime piece that’s an amazing alternative to shorts! A beautiful skirt can give your style a uniquely feminine look, putting a special focus on the legs. Whether mini-, midi-, or maxi-skirt, every length has its advantages to suit your personal preference and outfit of the day. Diverse cuts, patterns and materials give skirts the ability to spice up any look. Whether summery with sandals or flip-flops or a sporty style with your favourite sneakers, a jean skirt or fabric skirt – there’s just so many options to love!
WHICH LENGTH IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
The skirt’s reputation as a feminine garment took many years to establish. The style was initially worn by both sexes towards the end of the Middles Ages. Even after this time, it wasn’t uncommon for men to be seen with knee-high skirts in some regions of Europe. Today, we rarely see men with skirts besides the famous Irish kilt, but even this plaid skirt style has emerged in the women’s fashion world since.
While men’s skirts may generally reach the midi length at the shortest, girls have a much wider selection. What exactly does Mini, Midi and Maxi mean? Here's a short explanation: The Maxi-skirt is a traditional skirt in which the bottom hem reaches down to the ankles so the legs are completely covered. On the other hand, there is the more modern skirt: the Mini-skirt. This length is the shortest variant. The bottom hem of a mini-skirt generally reaches the middle of the thigh. Between these two lies the Midi-skirt. As you would guess, a midi will generally just cover the knees or reach slightly below them. All in all, every skirt has a style and occasion and with all the cool fabrics, patterns, and cuts out there, you’re bound to find something amazing!
What can initially seem like a simple clothing item can actually be much more. Not all skirts are created equal! Besides the length variations, there are a lot of different types of cuts. The pencil skirt, for example, is not particularly suitable for skateboarding but it does have a very elegant and classy style. These skirts run narrowly towards the bottom and forms the perfect basis for an office outfit. The opposite is the circle skirt which, depending on the fabric, blows in the wind for a cute look with more freedom of movement. Then there’s the pleated skirt which, as the name suggests, is sewn with pleats in the waistband. Furthermore, there are wraps, balloons, practical cargo skirts and, and, and…
This list could certainly go on, but the message should be clear: Skirts can really go with nearly anything! All you have to do is decide which style suits you best. If you like it classic and traditional, check out brands like Plenty Humanwear or Billabong. If you love patterns and cute details, try Ragwear or alife and kickin. Whichever style you choose, a skirt is a versatile part of nearly any outfit that every girl should have in her wardrobe!