This Is About to Be the Biggest Skirt Trend of Fall

While we’re not getting rid of our mini or midi skirts anytime soon, we are welcoming a refreshing, new skirt length into our wardrobes this fall. Maxi skirts are back for fall, but we’re not talking about the stretchy jersey skirts or boho skirts we often associate with summer beach vacations. No, the modern maxi skirt is sophisticated, grown-up, and altogether polished. These maxi skirts are desk-to-dinner approved and add a romantic touch to your professional attire.

The trend was seen all over the fall runways—from sumptuous pleated iterations seen at Chloé and Chanel to knitted skirts at Nanushka and gorgeous satin-silk high-slit maxis at Brandon Maxwell. The chicest and easiest way to style yours this fall is with an oversize sweater or turtleneck and your pick of shoes—from brogues to stomping boots to shearling boots to pumps, practically everything looks so good peeping through the bottom of your hem. Scroll below to see the best on the runways, on Instagram, and on the market right now.

On the runway:


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At Chloé, pleated cream maxi skirts were paired with chic layered knits and practical square-toe boots.


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Romantic, billowy skirts were paired with shearling snow boots and preppy belted cardigans at Chanel.


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Add a casual touch to a striking and dramatic black satin maxi skirt with an elegant oversize sweater, as seen at Brandon Maxwell.


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A bohemian maxi skirt is not just for the beach. Add a sleek element by pairing it with a black knit sweater and statement hoop earrings, as seen at Ulla Johnson.

On the street:

This season's must-have snake-effect boots will look chic paired with a beige pleated maxi skirt.

For a pretty day-to-night look, opt for a floral-print maxi skirt paired with a neutral sweater. Keep your shoes and bags super polished to prevent the look from becoming too boho.

The addition of a blazer and over-the-knee boots will add a smart touch to a knit maxi dress. 

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For a minimalist and streamlined look, stick to a monochrome palette.

A billowy maxi skirt looks polished with the addition of a smart check blazer.

On the market:

How sophisticated does this streamlined skirt look? Perfect for work. 

Style your graphic maxi skirt with a tucked-in shirt and cinch at the waist with a belt.

Just add an oversize sweater and boots for a fall 2019 Chloé look.

Wear from desk to drinks in style. Just add pointed-toe pumps.

Slip on with sandals while it's still hot out and with boots when fall rolls around.

Opt for a silk maxi skirt in fall's trending pistachio hue.

Wear with a basic tee and sneakers for a casual weekend look.

Pleated skirts are a favorite among the fashion set.

A floral maxi can easily be dressed up or down. Once the temps start to cool, pair it with a black turtleneck sweater and over-the-knee black leather boots.

Nanushka never fails to tempt us with its sumptuous knitted beauties.

Try this high-waisted khaki skirt with a beige or black blazer for a work-perfect look.

Get one in this season's trending lavender hue.

Just add a black turtleneck sweater and knee-high boots once the temperatures cool.

Expect to see this hot pink hue dominate your feeds come fall.

Swap out your jeans for a versatile black maxi skirt instead.

Nail two trends in one in this chic of-the-moment tiger print.

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