Trust Me: This Risky Skirt Trend Is About to Take Over in 2024


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Prada's train silk skirt in all its glory.

Back in 2022, designers from Fendi to Versace, revived the micro miniskirt. Miu Miu stole the show on the spring/summer runway, debuting a utilitarian take on the mini with teeny-tiny proportions not much thicker than a wide belt. The references to Y2K were strong, and although the micro miniskirt has divided opinions, even now booming sales are evidence of its popularity. I predict 2024 will see the micro mini makes waves like never before, with more designers and high-street retailers offering up styles for all tastes and budgets.

The years 2000 to 2003 were the heyday for micro miniskirts, with pop culture icons such as Christina Aguilera, Halle Berry and Cindy Crawford being captured out and about in styles no wider than a few inches, give or take. The era was synonymous with female empowerment, expressed through playful styling and barely-there clothes.


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The now iconic Miu Miu skirt on the runway.

One of my favourite pastimes is bearing witness to the cyclical nature of trends and seeing how people make runway trends their own with individual styling tweaks. There's a certain nostalgia that comes with seeing styles I desperately longed to wear as a teenager make a comeback. I spent a portion of the 2000s fantasising about wearing such a style, hiking up my school skirt in a bid to emulate Britney Spears' "Baby One More Time" ensemble.

But I'm excited to take on the trend in a chic, grown-up way in 2024. And if ever there was a time to experiment with shorter hemlines (although granted, not quite as short as that iconic Miu Miu style) it's in the winter when playing with proportions is integral.

How to style a mini skirt for winter I hear you ask? Keep your look simple and add a woollen knit and overcoat, before choosing from heels, boots sandals or even trainers. The choices are endless. 

Scroll on to see how some of the fashion set are wearing their mini skirts right now, as well as shop my favourite winter-ready styles. 

How to Style a Miniskirt:


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The perfect party season 'fit.


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Francesca styles her mini with heeled cowboy boots for a cosy Scandinavian vibe.


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The partywear version of the much-loved miniskirt. I love how Marilyn has paired hers with a simple tee. 


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Make like Abi and style your mini with a collarless cropped jacket. 


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Sylvie plays with lengths by pairing the miniskirt with a longline trench coat. 


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Pair miniskirts with matching jackets for a classic, Parisian ensemble. Wear it with anything from loafers to trainers.


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Liv showcases a refined mini skirt look. Add tights and a wool overcoat for a winter-ready look.

Shop My Edit of Miniskirts: 

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This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Freelance Fashion Editor

Avalon Afriyie is a freelance writer and storyteller based in London. She specialises in sustainable fashion, health and the narratives of marginalised communities.

She has a background in fashion show production and styling, having previously worked on The Clothes Show and with the Lyst Group. Since graduating in 2013 with a BA (Hons) in English and contemporary media, she’s worked as a feature writer for an independent publication and a contributor for Quill’s creator network. She now marries her passion for words and style, writing for some of the most esteemed fashion and lifestyle publications, Who What Wear UK and Stylist.

Avalon also provides copywriting services, creative consultancy, and visual media for independent businesses, including travel guides, interviews, press releases and blog posts. Her work has been featured on Lush, Contiki, Youswim and Ohne.

She spends her days writing to her heart’s content for business and pleasure, shooting on film and dreaming of residing a stone’s throw away from the ocean with her love and a pup (clad in a sweeping frock, of course). She’s currently penning ideas for a book of personal essays and free verse poetry on love, life and the stages in between.