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Skirt enthusiasts rejoice! The denim maxi is back for another season. The versatile and wearable style has returned in full force in fresh cuts, silhouettes, and hues. The trend takes a nostalgic ‘90s and Y2K approach, rethinking iconic looks from stars like Britney Spears and Jennifer Aniston. We’ve also seen the statement-making trend on current streetwear trailblazers like Gigi and Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, and Jennifer Lopez.
This maxi cut is in line with other retro-inspired denim trends, like the resurgence of baggy jeans along with barrel-legged silhouettes and utilitarian styles. While a floor-grazing denim skirt may seem like a faddish throwaway piece, it has the potential to be the unsung hero of your wardrobe. Why? Because it’s the perfect transitional and multi-season clothing piece. Dress it down with a leather jacket and sneakers, or dress it up with a flowy blouse and kitten heels. (Take it from R29’s fashion director, who styled one denim maxi skirt five ways).
The possibilities are endless, and with so many brands taking on the trend, you’re bound to find an option that speaks to your personal style. Read on to find a mix of denim maxi skirts in both straight and plus sizes with front slits, unique details, and the current obsession: a fishtail shape.
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