Maxi Skirts Are Back, and I'm So Into It

As I write this story at my desk in our NYC office, I can't help but hear Bob Dylan's 1964 hit "The Times They Are A-Changin'" echo through my head (where it will play on loop for the next week or so). While Dylan's anthem was written for much more pressing matters than hemlines, it does seem to apply here nonetheless.

After years of our collective "exposed ankles or bust" mentality, skirts (like pants) are getting longer this season. I like to think it’s partly thanks to Paco Rabanne and the wanderlust-inspired style it has helped to usher in for S/S 19, alongside its signature chain mail, but it would be foolish to attribute it to any one label in particular. Rather, it’s a collective of brands that have helped put maxi skirts back on an upward trajectory.

For this reason, my inclinations tell me that this is only the beginning of a long maxi-skirt streak, but since I know our readers like to be ahead of the curve, I’ve rounded up the coolest styles for you to shop today. Just keep scrolling to see the trend in action.

It's easy to play it safe when styling animal print, but taking risks (like the above choice of a tangerine tank) can be seriously worth it.

Like I said before, Paco Rabanne is seriously killing it in this category right now.

Aimee Song's matching set situation is festival-approved but can also work for summer parties with a simple shoe swap.

Rosetta Getty's minimalist silhouette is perfectly contrasted by its bright hue.

Like with midi skirts, maxi styles are the perfect canvas for layering endlessly.

For your next wedding guest outfit, why not try a maxi skirt set instead of your go-to dress?