Black Mini Skirts
Helmut Lang's mini skirt is cleverly designed to resemble a blazer. Tailored from slightly stretchy canvas, it borrows key details from the classic style such as front flap pockets and silk-satin trims that mimic notched lapels. Try yours with a tucked-in sweater and sleek ankle boots for the coolest take.
Described as J.Crew's tomboy little sister, Madewell creates easy weekend staples with a love-worn feel. This mini skirt is made from black denim and punctuated with an antiqued industrial zip through the front. Wear it with a tucked-in shirt and low-tops for relaxed brunches.
Moschino's mini skirt is cut from layers of weightless black tulle to create volume. It's trimmed with a silk-satin waistband and hem so it hold its shape. Style yours with a denim jacket and sneakers.
Sporty styles define Miu Miu's Resort '18 collection. Cut from cotton-blend, this mini skirt is fitted with a drawstring waistband and has striped sides that are printed with the house's logo. Wear yours with kitten heels and delicate jewelry to give it a more feminine feel.
Saint Laurent's Fall '17 collection puts mini skirts back on the fashion agenda in a big way. This one has been made in Italy from wool-gabardine and has a simple silhouette with belt loops the only detailing. Wear yours with something loose and fluid on top.
Nanushka's faux leather 'Cascade' skirt sits at your natural waist and has a gathered tab that creates a relaxed wrap shape. The inverted 'V' slit allows you to move freely. Try it with slippers or sneakers. -- Black faux leather - Concealed zip fastening along side - 65% polyester, 35% polyurethane - Dry clean
LA-based denim label Mother counts Meghan Markle, Chiara Ferragni and Claudia Schiffer as fans. Designed with a hint of stretch for flexibility, 'The Vagabond' skirt is distressed and frayed for a love-worn, vintage feel. Continue the brand's laid-back vibe with a graphic tee and sneakers.
Mayowa Nicholas models Y/PROJECT's mini skirt in our latest campaign, in a flashback to the '80s. First worn on the brand's Spring '18 runway, it's made from black satin and wrapped with tulle that's twisted around the waist. Style yours with a blazer like we did in Mexico City, adding statement earrings or a bold lip.
Isabel Marant Étoile's 'Gritanny' mini skirt is cut from supple black leather tied in two bows at the front. This short piece is fully lined to ensure it will sit smoothly on the body without riding up. We like it worn with slouchy sweaters, as styled by the designer.
Gucci's A-line skirt is part of the Spring '17 collection. Neatly cut from a smooth wool and silk-blend, this mini style is embellished with faux pearl buttons detailed with burnished gold 'GG' emblems. Team yours with a pussy-bow blouse.
Opening Ceremony's Resort '18 collection celebrates sisterhood with collegiate-inspired pieces. In line with the schoolgirl theme, this crinkled-satin mini skirt has a wrap silhouette and is pleated for movement. We like it styled with flat ankle boots.
J.Crew's 'Sweetbriar' cotton-blend lamé mini skirt is sharply pleated to enhance its light-catching shimmer. This piece sits comfortably at the waist and flares out into a subtle A-line silhouette. Try it during the day with a sweatshirt and sneakers.
Yes, black leather skirts are practically a staple, but the coolest way to wear them now is with an unexpected twist - like the lengthy fringing on this butter-soft Helmut Lang mini. It sits comfortably at your natural waist and dips at the hem to maximize the cool, swishy movement.
All of McQ Alexander McQueen's designs have a bit of a rebellious streak. This black denim mini skirt is detailed with silver eyelets, lace-up sides and a frayed waistband. It looks coolest styled with a tucked-in tee and your trusty leather biker jacket.
Miuccia Prada's main focus this season is to embrace authentic fashion – the idea of investing in pieces you can depend on time and time again. Punctuated with a geometric rubber appliqué, this wrap mini skirt is made from thick wool that holds its shape beautifully. We like it teamed with a tucked-in top and sneakers.
The leather mini may have made its way to The EDIT 's list of key seasonal pieces, but The Row's 'Loattan' version is one you'll wear forever. It's cut from butter-soft leather backed with flexible stretch-cotton, and lined in silk-blend satin for a smooth fit. Balance the slim cut with an oversized sweater.
Gucci's skirt is trimmed with the label's signature 'Sylvie' webbing - a detail seen throughout its Pre-Fall '17 collection. Spun with touches of wool and silk, this bouclé-tweed skirt has a thin metallic stripe along the comfortable ribbed-knit waistband and knee-length hem. Style yours with a plain white tee, or try it with one of the house's cult T-shirts.
Alexander McQueen's Spring '18 collection sees Sarah Burton turn to the English countryside for inspiration. Made in Italy, this jacquard-knit skirt is woven with a white botanical scene that pops against the black background. It's cut to sit high on the waist and kicks out to a lightly structured A-line shape. We like it with ankle boots.
Mike Amiri's collections are inspired by his formative years growing up in LA in the '80s and '90s – he became fascinated with the grungy yet glamorous style of the people queuing outside clubs waiting to see Van Halen and Guns N' Roses. This mini skirt is made from smooth leather and has a stepped hem to give it a customized look. Wear yours with tucked-in hooded top or band tee. Outfit 1: AMIRI T-shirt, AMIRI Cardigan, Gianvito Rossi Ankle boots, Givenchy Pouch, Leigh Miller Earrings. Outfit 2: AMIRI Hooded top, Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Sneakers, Alighieri Earrings. -- Black leather - Button fastenings along front - 100% leather - Dry clean
McQ Alexander McQueen's gingham wool-twill skirt has a punk attitude. It's finished with a trio of buckles at the hip and has a raw-edged overlay at the back that sits asymmetrically. Wear yours with the matching jacket and biker boots.
Saint Laurent's mini skirt is one of those classic, easy-to-style pieces that you will turn to season after season. It's made from pure denim that softens with each wash and wear, and lightly whiskered for a cool lived-in look. Wear yours with a graphic tee and sneakers at the weekend.
James Perse's designs always have a sporty, laid-back feel. This skirt has a drawstring waist and is made from black cotton-blend jersey that's washed and brushed for extra softness. Style yours with a tucked-in tee and sneakers.
Under the helm of Editor-In-Residence Isabella Burley, Helmut Lang pays homage to its founder by relaunching key styles from the label's archives. Made from smooth wool-blend, this mini skirt is pleated at both the front and back for volume and paneled with leather along the waist. We'll be wearing ours with a hooded top and ankle boots.
Balmain's Resort '18 collection is inspired by an array of traditional French designs – from classic tapestries to the costumes Creative Director Olivier Rousteing is creating for the Paris Opera. This jacquard-knit mini skirt is designed to sit high on your waist and has a flattering, curve-hugging fit. Complement it with a fitted blazer and pumps.
IRO is all about casual luxury and this 'Lilie' skirt is the perfect example. Cut from airy georgette, it's decorated with swirling florals and leaves, and has an elasticated waistband. Emphasize the cool asymmetric hem with bare legs.
Pierre Balmain's skirt is embellished with a row of embossed gold buttons –a defining feature of the label's blazers and its sister line. This figure-skimming stretch-knit style is free from fastenings and has an elasticated waistband for a secure, comfortable fit. Wear yours to an evening event with a sheer black top and sandals.
Saint Laurent's mini skirt is proof that pinstripes don't always have to mean business – they can be cool, too. This style is tailored from structured wool-felt and lined in silk to ensure it slips on smoothly. Team yours with a tucked-in blouse and boots.
Saint Laurent's leather mini skirt has been made in Italy from butter-soft leather and is fully lined in silk. Because it's particularly short in length, it works best with something loose on top, like an oversized tee or slouchy sweater.
Elie Saab's mini skirt is adorned with scores of polished silver studs along the scalloped hemline. It's made from butter-soft plissé-leather and partially lined in smooth silk-satin. Channel the Resort '18 collection's edgier new look with a biker jacket or black sweater.
Gucci's mini skirt is cut from black wool and detailed with an ecru trim at the hem to enhance the A-line shape. It sits flatteringly high on the waist and is fully lined for a smooth fit. Swap office blazers for a loose blouse on evenings out.
Phillip Lim used to get so excited about picking out his clothes for school that he'd get dressed the night before and sleep in the outfit - he carries that same passion into his 3.1 collections. Made from ribbed wool-blend flecked with metallic threads, this skirt has an embroidered lace hem that falls to about mid-thigh. Complete a head-to-toe look with the coordinating sweater.
Ann Demeulemeester's mini skirt is printed with '02 Forever Kids' front and back - a reference to Patti Smith's poetic memoir, which chronicled her bond with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. It's made from breezy cotton-gauze that's adorned with decorative buttons, and fastens at the side with slender ties.
Maje's mini skirt is cut from supple black leather and has scalloped suede trims traced with silver eyelets. Tuck in a sweater or blouse and loosely knot the ties at the front.
This 'Baixa' skirt is yet another reason to love Isabel Marant's signature brand of French girl cool. Made from supple leather, it's lined in cotton and has a gathered wrap front with a revealing front slit. The asymmetric waistband is fitted with a buckled strap for further definition. Wear yours with a tucked-in sweater and ankle boots.
This high-rise mini skirt is made from one of Stella McCartney's favorite fabrics this season – satin. It's woven with cotton, so the ruffles tracing the hem and cascading asymmetrically down the side look structured rather than flouncy. Wear yours with a simple top and sandals so the silhouette is the focus.
Cut in Italy from buttery black leather, Gucci's mini skirt is trimmed at the waist with the label's signature grosgrain ribbon in red and navy, while the interior is fully lined in glossy satin-twill for a smooth fit. It's simple, easy to wear and incredibly versatile, but for a true Gucci look wear yours with the coordinating cardigan.
Chloé's A-line mini skirt is really feminine and cut for a high-rise that will flatter the waist and hips. It's made from black cady and fully lined in silk to ensure a smooth fit. The covered buttons through the front and scalloped edge are an instantly recognizable house signature.
We turn to McQ Alexander McQueen when we want to inject a bit of rebellious spirit into our wardrobe – and this mini skirt does not disappoint. Made from stretch-jersey that holds its shape, it's finished with pouch pockets and contrasting white blanket stitching. Wear yours with a slogan tee and ankle boots. -- Black stretch-jersey - Two-way zip fastening through front - 70% viscose, 25% polyamide, 5% elastane - Dry clean
Veronica Beard shows the modern way to do sparkle with its 'Marlon' mini skirt. Saturated with hundreds of black, burgundy and navy sequins on top of a delicate crepe base, this style has an exposed asymmetric zipper through the front and soft ruching. Wear it with a black top and heels.
When Creative Director David Koma visited our London offices, he told us that his Mugler designs are for the woman who wants to be remembered - you're certain to leave a lasting impression in this cool mini skirt. It's tailored for a second-skin fit from black leather that's lined in satin, and detailed with bold racing stripes. Match your jewelry to the silver zipper, but keep it minimal.