This Will Be the Most Popular Skirt Trend of 2020

Call us impatient, but here at Who What Wear we can’t wait to get ahead of some of the biggest trends spring 2020 has to offer (colorful leather, Bermuda shorts, and polka dots to name a few). But today we’re focusing on skirts—one of the chicest items to mix and match that you can wear year-round. So what’s the biggest skirt trend to look forward to in 2020? While pleated and leather skirts will still be in the limelight, the unexpected denim skirt is back and cooler than ever.

From Celine to Stella McCartney and Givenchy, the S/S 20 runways delighted us with vintage-inspired iterations, keeping with the season’s up-cycled vibe. If the denim skirt looks like it could have been pulled straight out of a thrift store—then you’ve nailed the trend! While there were all different lengths of denim skirts on the runways, midi lengths definitely reigned supreme.

The best part is that they’re so versatile and easy-to-wear—just like your favorite pair of jeans. Wear them belted at the waist with sweaters and blouses tucked into them. While it’s still cold out pair them with knee-high boots and once the temps start to rise, throw them on with sandals. Scroll below to see the trend on the runway and shop the coolest denim skirts on the internet right now so you can get ahead of the trend before everyone else.


On the Runway:
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At Celine patchwork denim in midi lengths were belted at the waist and worn with bougie high-collar blouses and sumptuous knee-high boots. A look we're copying ASAP!


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For the fashionably fierce try a vintage tiered denim midi skirt with a pretty blouse for a '70s-meets-Western inspiration.


(Image credit: Stella McCartney, Dominque Charriau/Getty Images)

At Stella McCartney vintage-wash denim midi skirts were paired with sleek strappy sandals, romantic sheer tops, and polished blazers for an utterly enticing day-to-date-night-look.


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Pretty silk blouses added an elevated touch to frayed and ripped denim maxi skirts at Givenchy.


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The easiest transitional winter-to-spring outfit requires a billowy turtleneck sweater tucked into an upcycled denim maxi skirt and minimal mules to finish the look. 


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Try an A-line denim skirt with a chic Victorian-inspired high-collar blouse and sporty accessories for a refreshing modern-meets-vintage look.


(Image credit: Alberta Ferretti, Estrop/Getty Images)

We can't wait for the warmer temps when we can wear a patchwork miniskirt with our chic flat leather sandals—as seen at Alberta Ferretti. 


(Image credit: Chloe, Yanshan Zhang/Getty Images)

Chloé always provides us with a day-to-night weekend look that exudes serious romantic charm.

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Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear and has worked in fashion for nearly a decade. Judith started on the Shop Who What Wear team, creating content and managing a team of merchandisers for the Who What Wear shopping app. She later crossed over to the editorial team, where she shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands in her shopping-focused stories and social takeovers. She has become one of the top affiliate earners during her six plus years at Who What Wear. Before working in fashion, Judith was a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) and shared her passion for travel and food. She studied at the prestigious London Academy of Dramatic Arts as well as Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York. She later studied fashion merchandising and design, which laid the foundation for her career in fashion.