(Trend Watch) To The Max: 21 Mega Maxi Skirts

Maxi skirts (& dresses!) have been a pretty major trend over the past few years; helping to put a pinch of boho-chic influence on runways, magazines, celebs, and effortless-summer-chic lovers alike. But like any good trend, it has re-invented itself along the way–read on for my personal tips, tricks, and 21 warm-weather ready maxi skirts perfect for pulling off this trend!

1. Jersey Maxi Skirt (oldnavy.com) - shop it! 2. Hinge Sheer Chiffon Maxi Skirt (nordstrom.com) - shop it! 3. Chiffon Bias Maxi Skirt (topshop.com) - shop it! 4.. BCBGMAXAZRIA Estelle Maxi Skirt (dillards.com) - shop it! 5. Plastic Island Harley Maxi Skirt (revolveclothing.com) - shop it! 6. Rachel Zoe Venessa Maxi Skirt (forward by elyse) - shop it! 7. Maxi Skirt (victoriassecret.com) - shop it! 8. Jezebelle Maxi Skirt (freepeople.com) - shop it! 9. Torn by Ronny Kobo Jayla Maxi Skirt (shopbop.com) - shop it! 10. Joie Griffin Maxi Skirt (shopbop.com) - shop it! 11. Keepsake Freedom Lovers Pleated Skirt (urban outfitters) - shop it! 12. Blu Heaven Maxi Skirt (alloy) - shop it! 13. Long Skirt (zara) - shop it! 14. Maxi Skirt in Colorblock (asos) - shop it! 15. BCBGMAXAZRIA Parker Skirt (lord and taylor) - shop it! 16. Mason Jersey Slit Maxi (intermixonline.com) - shop  it! 17. Sparkle and Fade Chiffon Maxi Skirt (urbanoutfitters.com) - shop it! 18. Finders Keepers One More Chance Skirt (shopbop.com) - shop it! 19. Vince Camuto Wide Stripe Maxi Skirt (nordstrom) - shop it! 20. Belted Maxi Skirt (gojane) - shop it! 21. Mint Skirt in High Low Hem (asos) - shop it!


What you need to know: Maxi skirts seem to go against everything we know about warm weather. They’re long, after all, and skin-smothering too–making them not a likely wardrobe choice in the midst of tank tops, mini skirts, and short shorts. But they’re actually a great choice for hot summer days!  Many skirts are made of incredibly light and breathable materials like jersey or chiffon, allowing them to swish as you walk and prevent your legs from overheating. 


How to wear this trend: Maxi skirts look great on almost everyone.  Yup- everyone.  If you’re short in stature, make sure to pick a higher-waisted skirt to help lengthen your bottom half (long legs = illusion of height), and consider adding a wide belt with it to help emphasize your waist. If you’re tall, just make sure you find a skirt with a length long enough to lightly skim the floor. It isn’t always easy to find skirts that are long enough, but if you go short it can chop the legs up and look awkward.


If you’re slim or ruler-shaped, consider pleated skirts (the puffiness will help define a non-existent waist) and if you’re curvy, consider going with a fit-and-flare style to accent your best assets (and slim the rest!).


Pair maxi skirts with cotton v-neck t’s, simple flat sandals, and braided belts for an easy casual chic look, or pair maxi skirts with silk blouses and pretty bangles to help dress them up.  Sheer, slit, and high-low hem maxi skirts are also a fun choice, especially  if you’re more comfortable wearing short skirts. These skirts combine the best of everything–they’re pretty, have less fabric (making them great for super hot days!) and juuust edgy enough to be interesting.


Happy shopping!

  • This is an amazing round up! I found my perfect pleated version last weekend at JCPenney and was so excited…wouldn’t mind one in a fun color, though too! :)

Chloe, Colorful Colorado.
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