Move Over, Jeans—I'll Be Wearing These 4 Stylish Skirt Trends in 2024 Instead

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Not to scare you, but a whole quarter of 2024 has already been and gone. And as a new season rolls around, we can very clearly start to see the styles lauded on the catwalk back at Fashion Month permeate the ready-to-wear market. In the past few years, skirts have been shining bright (in colourways too) and unlike very specific styles of the past (I'm looking at you micro mini), many skirt styles are being championed for the coming months—from risqué peek-a-boo iterations to free-flowing maxis.

I've re-observed the skirt trends we first witnessed on runways in London, Milan, New York and Paris and four particular styles feel the most prominent and compelling. That is, transparent skirts with a '90s lilt, bright white, skirts incorporating tassel elements and of course, leather—a failproof winter hero. It's jumper season and if you're feeling uninspired why not enlist one of these bold styles to elevate your knitwear? Keep reading to discover four skirt trends for 2024 that you'll be seeing land on your favourite e-commerce sites shortly (if not already). There's something for everyone—from the minimalist to the party-goer.

1. Transparent Skirts

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Style Notes: We saw the revival of see-through styles back in 2022 from the likes of Schiaparelli, Khaite and Rejina Pyo and this style has continued to prove its longevity. It's the fashion hero that celebrates the form. What a better and more empowering way to step into 2024. Here, Abi demonstrates a way you can style the trend for the evening.

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2. Fringed Skirts

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Style Notes: Call it the revival of the flapper skirt, albeit with an elongated length. 2024 will see a slew of mid to maxi length skirts with frayed and tasselled ends. You may have already seen this style weave its way amongst partywear because of its inherent exuberance.

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3. Leather Skirts

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Style Notes: You may say that the leather skirt has been resurrected, but the truth is, it never left. Instead, leather skirting coasts on the sidelines waiting for its prime time, come winter. It's the seasonal and trend-led piece that comes back each autumn-winter season, making it the perfect investment piece.

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4. White Skirts

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Style Notes: Sylvie is ahead of the trends here with an on-the-knee white skirt. In the coming seasons, all forms of white skirts will be celebrated—from minis to maxi lengths.

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Freelance Fashion Editor

Avalon Afriyie is a freelance writer and storyteller based in London. She specialises in sustainable fashion, health and the narratives of marginalised communities.

She has a background in fashion show production and styling, having previously worked on The Clothes Show and with the Lyst Group. Since graduating in 2013 with a BA (Hons) in English and contemporary media, she’s worked as a feature writer for an independent publication and a contributor for Quill’s creator network. She now marries her passion for words and style, writing for some of the most esteemed fashion and lifestyle publications, Who What Wear UK and Stylist.

Avalon also provides copywriting services, creative consultancy, and visual media for independent businesses, including travel guides, interviews, press releases and blog posts. Her work has been featured on Lush, Contiki, Youswim and Ohne.

She spends her days writing to her heart’s content for business and pleasure, shooting on film and dreaming of residing a stone’s throw away from the ocean with her love and a pup (clad in a sweeping frock, of course). She’s currently penning ideas for a book of personal essays and free verse poetry on love, life and the stages in between.