No closet is complete without the presence of a statement piece. Whether it’s a bright pink coat, a pair of culottes, or the subject of today’s slideshow—a car wash skirt—owning something that you can throw on and feel instantaneously fantastic in is key. And because we’ve noticed an influx of bold skirts over the last few seasons, including fringe iterations, fluted hems, and a-line minis, we wanted to know what the next it skirt will be, and we found it. From Christian Dior to Proenza Schouler, countless designers showed the car wash skirt on their F/W 15 runways, which is essentially a skirt with separated pleats (get it? Car wash?). Scroll down for a look at why we predict this will be the skirt of the season, and shop our picks at the end!
Searching for a fresh layering combination? Christian Dior's shirtdress and car wash skirt duo is perfect for transitioning to fall with.
Suno's fall runway showed how to tone down a statement skirt with a cozy, seasonal sweater.
Proenza Schouler spiced things up by slipping its models into fishnet tights and car wash skirts.
This Lanvin runway look adds meaning to the colorblocking trend by integrating the pattern into a split pleat hem.
Of course Oscar de la Renta's version of the car wash hem is ever so ladylike!
We love street style star Veronika Heilbrunner's preppy take on the trend.
Ukranian designer Lilia Litkovskaya drapes a black blazer on top of her car wash hem dress for a dynamic day-to-night look.
Look how sophisticated this hemline looks in all-white!