The '90s Skirt Trend That Is Destined to Replace Miniskirts

I have a growing affinity for all things '90s fashion. Whether it's sleek throwback bags, wedge sandals, minimal tank tops, or strapless dresses, my style inspiration recently has revolved around some of the signature pieces from the decade. Thanks in large part to the recent runway shows, column skirts have also landed on my list of '90s-inspired pieces to own.

A departure from the major miniskirt trend that has swept the fashion scene, column skirts can instead be found in midi and maxi lengths. Plus, they have a straight design—hence the column moniker—making them a distinct silhouette that is set to be big on the fashion scene. The shape feels elegant and polished, while still easy to wear and dress up or down. Taking inspiration from the runways, you can simply pair one with a button-down shirt or bra top to pull off a cool look. Ahead, more on the column skirt trend I'm betting will be huge.

On the Runway

On the F/W 2022 and resort 2023 runways, designers are looking back and bringing nostalgic fashion into focus. There has been a lot of talk about the Y2K style resurgence, but '90s-inspired pieces are also making a major comeback. This was crystallized at Ludovic de Saint Sernin, Beare Park, and St. Agni, where the brands showcased beautiful column skirts.

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Courtesy of Ludovic de Saint Sernin

Take a styling note from Ludovic de Saint Sernin and add a choker necklace to really tap into the '90s aesthetic.

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Courtesy of St. Agni

While maxi skirts are a standout length, designers including St. Agni are also endorsing midi skirts.

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Courtesy of Beare Park

Just add a button-down top, as spotted on the Beare Park runway.

On the Fashion Set

Fashion insiders have already started to adopt the column skirt trend, proving that it is something to have on your radar right now. Whether paired with a simple tank top and open-toe heels or a matching top, the skirt is one of the more stylish pieces you can add to your closet as we head into summer.

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It doesn't get more timeless than this.

Column skirt trend



Go for a vibrant color and wear it from head to toe.

This look is primed for the office.

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This is giving me Great Expectations vibes.

Rick Owens is a master of the column skirt.

Zara delivering on a cool printed version.

I've been thinking about this skirt since I spotted it on the runway.

Here's now to wear a column skirt for the evening.