Mid Length Skirts
Pierre Balmain's skirt is thoughtfully designed to accentuate and flatter a woman's curves - Olivier Rousteing tailors each piece to hug the body without restricting movement. This army-green jersey style is decorated with signature gold embossed buttons and has ticket pockets for a utility feel. Continue the streamlined look with a tucked-in sleeveless top.
The wardrobe of early 20th-Century architect Eileen Gray was the starting point for Max Mara's Resort '18 collection - particularly the elegant, menswear-inspired suits she used to wear. Cut from soft wool-blend, this beige pencil skirt is woven with cream pinstripes and detailed with a draped panel at the front. It's lined in satin to layer smoothly over tights.
To celebrate Maje's 20th anniversary, Creative Director Judith Milgrom looked back through the label's archives, drawing inspiration from many glamorous pieces over the years. This vibrant green midi skirt is woven with light-catching metallic threads and has pressed pleats that create beautiful movement with every step. Wear yours with a tucked-in top and slides.
Sacai's clothes have an intricacy about them isn't always apparent at first glance. Made in Japan, this wrap skirt is detailed with different width pleats that mean it moves beautifully when you walk. It's cut from flocked satin and printed with a grid pattern, and cinches at the waist with a tonal grosgrain belt. Wear yours with the season's sculptural ankle boots.
Semi-sheer fabrics are everywhere right now - Prada's Resort '18 runway was filled with candy-colored interpretations of them. This pastel-pink skirt is cut from the lightest organza and designed with sharp pleats to create texture and volume. It's underpinned with a peachy silk-satin slip that provides coverage without detracting from its delicacy. -- Pastel-pink plissé-organza - Concealed zip fastening along side - 100% polyester - Dry clean - Made in Italy
JW Anderson's skirt has a fluid asymmetric hem that moves so beautifully. This Resort '18 piece is made from panels of black and white striped cotton with subtly frayed edges and adjustable wrap-around waist ties. Style yours with an oversized shirt now and a bandeau bikini top on your next vacation.
Maje's 'Jamie' midi skirt is cut from swathes of black tulle and prettily embroidered with multicolored blooms. It has an elasticated waistband that feels comfortable and ensures blouses and shirts stay neatly tucked in. Dress yours up with heels.
Max Mara's relaxed Resort '18 collection is just as impeccably made as its signature coats and tailoring. Cut from denim with the perfect amount of stretch, this skirt has a neat pencil shape and sits low on the hips for a more low-key feel than office styles. The front slit makes it so comfortable to wear.
The pleated mid-length skirt is an essential cut used throughout Gucci's collections. Here it's made in wool with lurex gold trim on the pleat folds. ; White wool with lurex gold trim; Pleated; Elastic waist; Mid-length; Base: 100% wool; trim: 50% polyester and 50% nylon; Made in Italy; The model is 180cm and is wearing a size small;
A knee length skirt with our Double G, the now recognizable hardware, influenced by the '70s Running G. The crêpe wool silk is a light soft fabric with a creased appearance. ; Black crêpe wool silk; Double G detail on waist; A-line shape; Silk lining; Side zip closure; Fit: Sits high on the waist, knee length; Approximately 52cm in length; based on a size 40; 51% wool and 49% silk; Made in Italy; The model is 180cm and is wearing size 40;
EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. GANNI is described by our Fashion Director Lisa Aiken as one of the brands she is most obsessed with, so it's no surprise they designed this skirt just for us. It's made from soft washed-silk and trimmed with flouncy ruffles that gently move with every step. Keep focus on the painterly blooms with a tucked-in black sweater.
The tonal checked pattern on Stella McCartney's cotton skirt was specially developed and designed exclusively for the brand. This midi style has draped jersey panels along the side spelling out 'All is Love' in red lettering. The ruching emphasizes the close fit, so try pairing yours with an oversized sweater.
Jayde Fish's tarot drawings decorate multiple pieces in Gucci's Spring '17 collection - I just had my cards read when I was watching Alessandro's first runway show and I felt the urge to create my own deck, explains the illustrator. Unveiled at Milan Fashion Week, this midi skirt is made from duchesse silk-satin and patterned in the artist's 'Moth Strength' sketch. Wear yours with a sweater or graphic T-shirt.
Zimmermann's skirt is cut from tiers of featherweight silk-georgette printed with an intricate Baroque pattern. It's partially lined for coverage and trimmed with an internal grosgrain band at the waist. We love how it was styled with this ruffled top on the runway, but for more low-key events try a slouchy knit or camisole.
Cut in Italy from fluid crepe, Marni's skirt is printed with mod-inspired turquoise and black florals on a blush background. It falls loosely to a midi hem and is detailed simply with two mother-of-pearl buttons at the hip. We think it looks great with a quirky T-shirt and chunky sandals.
Diane Von Furstenberg's silk skirt is designed in the label's iconic wrap silhouette and printed with its hand-drawn 'Farren' motif. It languidly drapes to one side to create an asymmetric hem and beautiful movement. We love it styled with the label's satin blouse.
Take one look at the hashtag tGANNIGirls on Instagram and you'll find several posts ranging from style influencers to changing room selfies proudly showing off GANNI pieces. This 'Wilkie' skirt is cut on the bias from striped silk and cotton-blend seersucker and falls to an asymmetric midi hem. Style yours with the brand's cardigan and metallic ankle boots.
Victoria Beckham's crepe skirt has an asymmetric flounced hem which drapes beautifully. The bold red shade is more versatile than you might think - it looks great with a tonal blouse but works just as well with light colors like gray and cream.
Gucci describes the new motifs in its Pre-Fall '17 collection as zigzagging from obscure worlds and cultures - the planet Saturn is depicted on this skirt in scores of shimmering rainbow sequins. Cut from blue jacquard and woven with silver stars, it has a subtle A-line shape, smooth satin lining and grosgrain waistband to ensure it stays in place. Pare yours back with a black top and accessories.
Countless influencers' off-duty wardrobes are furnished with Vince's elevated staples - Olivia Palermo, Kendall Jenner and Jessica Alba are all fans. Cut from liquid silk, this 'Shadow' skirt is draped with a wrap-effect front that opens up as you walk. The muted tones of the plaid will complement almost any outfit.
Diane von Furstenberg's skirt was featured in the label's Fall '17 ad campaign which was shot on the streets of New York. Cut from fluid silk crepe de chine, this printed green and black midi skirt is adorned with lustrous paillettes. Style yours with clashing prints or a tonal camisole.
SJYP's mini skirt is designed in patchwork sections of blue and white denim and trimmed with zips and safety pins. Pair yours with the label's distressed denim jacket.
Florals can be pretty, but they can also be cool and fresh, too. A brand that does all three so well is Mother of Pearl. From the Spring '18 collection, this 'Kenzie' midi skirt is cut from silk-crepe in two contrasting prints and has a flattering wrap silhouette defined by box pleats. Style it the way we imagine Creative Director Amy Powney would wear hers: with a chunky knit and sneakers.
J. Crew's plaid shell skirt is overlaid with swirling panels of fabric and trimmed with pleated ruffles - combined, they create so much shape and volume. It fastens at the waist with wide sashes which you can tie in a bow or neat knot. Emphasize the cool high-low hem with bare legs and platform heels.
Bassike is traditionally known for its boxy silhouettes, but the Resort '18 collection features pieces that draw attention to the waistline. Made from structured cotton-canvas, this midi skirt has a drawstring rope tie and feminine A-line shape with deep splits at the hem. Buttoned pockets give it a subtle utility feel.
There are so many cool ways to wear checks right now, not least Acne Studios' linen skirt woven with the pattern in running white thread. It has a wrap-effect front that falls asymmetrically - a shape that works so well with heeled ankle boots. Offset the richness of the navy tone with a bright sweater.
The overarching theme for REDValentino this season is print – and lots of them. Inspired by classic bandana scarves, this silk skirt is patterned with red and black paisleys and florals that match this shirt. It has a lovely fluid shape that stops just above the ankle.
rag & bone's 'Sakato' skirt is made from pure Japanese denim which is some of the best in the world - meaning it will only get softer with each wear. This high-rise design is distressed for a cool vintage feel and falls to an asymmetric hem. Continue the brand's effortless downtown vibe with a hooded top and sneakers.
Victoria Beckham's skirt has been cut in the UK in a form-fitting pencil silhouette that's spliced through the back with a two-way zip you can adjust at the bottom. It's woven with textured jacquard flowers and outlined in red at the hem. Wear it with a bold blouse or turtleneck.
No one does unexpected details better than Sacai - we love the way the label updates classic pieces with innovative texture combinations. This skirt is made from intricate guipure lace with an extended sheer chiffon overlay. It's designed to sit below the natural waist so show it off with a tucked-in top.
Hilary Rhoda modeled Gucci's midi skirt for The EDIT 's new-season issue, showcasing the very best of the Spring '17 collections. Made from cotton-blend bouclé-tweed, this piece is embroidered with 'Modern Future' and edged with the label's signature grosgrain webbing. Complete the runway look with the matching jacket.
EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. Made from fluid champagne satin, Stella McCartney's skirt is cut on the bias to beautifully skim your figure. It falls to a midi hem and is split and draped at the front to reveal a hint of skin. Wear yours with the matching top to weddings, cocktail events and luncheons this holiday season.
Gucci's skirt is from its whimsical Spring '17 collection. This ladylike piece is cut from lustrous silk-satin in a vivid shade of pink – the color of the collection – and printed with flowers and birds. The sharply pressed pleats enhance its fluidity and movement.
We love the jewel-tone fuchsia of Gucci's skirt which gleams all the more thanks to the lustrous silk-blend satin fabric. First seen on the Resort '18 runway, this midi design is lightly pressed with stylized creases, so although it has a ladylike shape, it feels like you've slipped it on at a moment's notice. Team yours with a band tee - one of our favorite street-inspired looks.
Etro's midi skirt is cut from lightweight crinkled silk-georgette and traced with ruffles along the asymmetric front - they drape so elegantly as you move or dance. It sits high on the waist and is gathered at the side. This piece is perfect for balancing bright prints and block colors.
Designed in an A-line silhouette, Marni's black skirt will go with practically anything. It's tailored from crepe, so it will hold its shape beautifully, and falls to a flattering midi hem. Wear yours with a tucked-in blouse to the office.
Markus Lupfer's Resort '18 collection combines '40s-inspired silhouettes with '70s glam-rock details. Printed with coral and blue bouquets, this skirt is tailored from pure silk and sits high at the natural waist before falling to a midi hem with a revealing side split. Wear yours with a tucked-in sweater and platform sandals.
Alessandro Michele's eccentric tgucciandbeyond campaign is set against the backdrop of a sci-fi landscape inspired by '50s and '60s fantasy films. The juxtaposition of a model wearing this ivory midi skirt while standing next to a gorilla is one of the standout images from the shoot. Made in Italy from stretchy wool-blend, it has sharp pleats that are defined by shimmering gold threads.
EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM Tre's designs can be worn to a host of occasions - we can imagine this skirt with a relaxed sweatshirt, or cropped top depending on your day. Cut on the bias from blush crepe, it has a lace-up front and slightly flared midi hem.
Vanessa Seward's 'Farida' skirt has such an effortless elegance - it finishes just above the ankle and can be worn with flats and heels alike. Cut from fluid silk-blend muslin, this high-rise piece has a pretty bloom motif shot through with golden threads designed by artist Jason Glasser. We like it styled with slouchy boots.