I Hate to Pick Favorites, But This Is the Trend I'm Trying First This Spring

Hemlines may be shrinking with the onset of the micro-miniskirt trend that is already huge for spring as clothing gets skimpier and skimpier, but it turns out something is happening with hemlines on the opposite side of the spectrum as well. Long skirts and dresses were also major on the S/S 22 runways, culminating in the maxi trend that I’m predicting will be big this season, and I want to try it out the moment spring hits.

Brands including Saint Laurent and Peter Do showcased beautiful maxi skirts in their collections, while Loewe and Chanel showcased maxi dress silhouettes. The designs range from breezy and gauzy to more tailored pieces, but the one common denominator is the floor-sweeping hemlines. The maxi trend is already gaining traction among the fashion set and I’m expecting to see more of it as we head into spring. The looks read as luxe and instantly polished, all the while directional and cool. Ahead, more on the maxi trend for spring 2022.

On the Runway

Maxi trend: Saint Laurent S/S 22


Courtesy of Saint Laurent

At Saint Laurent, long-column skirts were paired with waistcoats—a chic spin on the tailored vest look if you're looking to bring the piece forward into spring.

Maxi trend: Peter Do S/S 22


Courtesy of Peter Do

I can't stop thinking about this tonal look from Peter Do and want to replicate it for spring. The knit top is the perfect counterpoint to the tailored maxi skirt.

Maxi trend: Chanel S/S 22


Courtesy of Chanel

Chanel offered up a cool take on the maxi dress, finished with thin straps and a low-scooped neckline. If you're on the fence about which style to order, you can't go wrong with a versatile piece like this.

Maxi trend: Loewe S/S 22


Courtesy of Loewe

Loewe debuted one of the most talked-about collections of the S/S 22 season and made a strong case for the maxi dress. I already know this printed tank dress will be a cult buy.

On the Fashion Set

The color of the moment meets the maxi skirt.

Maxi skirt trend



For a '90s throwback look, add this chocolate brown maxi skirt from With Jéan into your closet.

This stunning maxi dress from Paris Georgia keeps selling out and it's easy to see why.

If you want to brave a sheer moment, this is the dress for you.

Shop More Maxi Pieces

This is already sitting in my cart.

This two-piece set feels destined for a great vacation.

This Wolford dress is a bult buy.

If you have an event, this dress is the perfect buy.