H&M Just Dropped a $50 Version of the Fall Runways' Most Dominant Skirt Trend


(Image credit: Bottega Veneta)

I didn't think a skirt trend would come around for seasons that made as big a splash as Miu Miu's micro mini from spring/summer 2022, but already, a vastly different style has taken its place at the top of fashion's priority list. Spotted at Prada, Bottega Veneta, Christopher Kane, Brandon Maxwell—must I go on?—and more shows during the fall/winter 2022 season, voluminous A-line skirts have become one of 2023's most dominant trends.

To help compensate for the fact that straight-off-the-runway picks are more often than not out of many people's price ranges, I went searching for options that look the part but won't break the bank. And after a good deal of scrolling, I found the perfect fit: a $50 gorgeously balloon-like skirt from H&M that's miraculously still in stock in every size and 100% capable of getting you the Prada look for a whole lot less. Below, shop my discovery from H&M and more runway-inspired voluminous skirts. 


At Prada:
(Image credit: Prada/ImaxTree)

Prada helped to kick off this trend with knee-length wool skirts that billowed out, paired with blazers and menswear-inspired knits. 

More voluminous skirts on the runway: 


At Bottega Veneta:
(Image credit: Bottega Veneta)

These bright, fringe-embellished skirts packed a mega punch on the runway at Bottega Veneta. Speaking for myself, they're not pieces you forget about. 


At Brandon Maxwell:
(Image credit: Brandon Maxwell)

Stunning doesn't even begin to describe the circle skirts presented at Brandon Maxwell's F/W 22 show, most of which were crafted out of this wrinkled ivory fabric. 


At Prada:
(Image credit: Prada/ImaxTree)

This look perfectly combines menswear and womenswear aesthetics with the Mary Janes, baby-pink bag, and '50s-style skirt contrasting with the oversize sweater. 


At Bottega Veneta:
(Image credit: Bottega Veneta)

The side angle really does this space-consuming leather skirt justice—am I right?


At Christopher Kane:
(Image credit: Christopher Kane)

How we went from the tiniest miniskirts, well, ever to voluminous skirts like this one from Christopher Kane isn't for me to pinpoint. All I can say is that I'm not mad about it one bit. 

New H&M pieces to shop:

Next up: I Don't Think These New H&M Items Will Be in Stock by March


Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.