How to Wear a Maxi Skirt Without Looking Dated

Nicole Kliest

Last year’s skirt of the summer was undoubtedly the button-front mini. Women everywhere tested out the flattering, ’70s-inspired trend with everything from graphic tees to bow blouses. This season, though we’re still seeing plenty of leg, we’ve also noticed a move toward longer hemlines—in particular, the maxi skirt.

In the past, we’ve struggled with the maxi skirt. Unless you’re slim and tall, wearing a full-length piece like this can be difficult to incorporate without it looking overbearing or unnatural. However, thanks to the rise in popularity of street style sites and fashion bloggers, our Rolodex of outfit ideas has increased tenfold. Because of this, we now have an entirely fresh set of ways to tackle the maxi.

See below for looks from insiders like Sarah Rutson and Pernille Teisbaek, and then shop our favorites right now!

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