7 Reasons You Need a Metallic Midi Skirt in Your Life

Metallic midi skirts have been waking the magpie in seemingly every street style photographer for the past couple of seasons, and it's easy to see why. These skirts, often featuring pleats, create just enough flash while maintaining a daytime-friendly level of modesty, thanks to their longer hemline and full shape.

As is the case with most current trends, it was Gucci's iterations that first won the hearts of the fashion crowd, with the brand's shiny gold and green options quickly selling out, prompting it to create more metallic midi skirts. And in case you're thinking that they're a hard trend to pull off, think again. These surprisingly versatile skirts will get more wear than you ever imagined.

Click below to find out exactly why you need to add a metallic midi skirt to your wardrobe, and shop our favourites at a variety of price points!


1. They look great with any colour (or colours, in Alexa Chung's case).
(Image credit: Rex USA)

Our pick:


2. They're flattering (even more so with the addition of a belt).
(Image credit: Collage Vintage)

Our pick:


3. You can dress them down with flats and a pullover or tee.
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Our pick:


4. They're comfortable. And that's always welcome.
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Our pick:


5. They're guaranteed to make you stand out.
(Image credit: Style du Monde)

Our pick:


6. They make whatever you're wearing feel fancy, sans effort.
(Image credit: Collage Vintage )

Our pick:


7. They sparkle beautifully in the sunlight.
(Image credit: Style du Monde )

Our pick:

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.