Back in 2022, designers from Fendi to Versace, revived the micro miniskirt. Miu Miu stole the show on the spring/summer 2022 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 in 2023 booming sales are evidence of its popularity.
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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Prada's train silk skirt in all its glory.
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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's "Baby One More Time" ensemble.
But now in 2023, I'm excited to take on the trend in a chic, grown-up way. 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 summer months when the sun is (well, nearly) beaming that pin-baring styles are as practical as they are trendy.
How to style a mini skirt for summer I hear you ask? It's easy. Keep your look simple and add a linen shirt, t-shirt or even blazer, before choosing from trainers, heels, sandals or even flats. 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 summer-ready styles.