Denim Skirts
Denim skirts are favorites of both street stylers and designers. Courtesy of Anthropologie

There's something about longline denim skirts that street stylers and designers just can't get enough of. Yes, both itty-bitty shorts and super-long skirts are trending simultaneously. Take that Hemline Index.

The reign of the denim midi-to-maxi skirt began during the Spring 2023 season with designers like Burberry, Balenciaga, MM6 Maison Margiela, GCDS and Masha Popova showing various iterations of the style. Some über high waisted, some distressed, some ruffled, some genderless. The trend was solidified on the Fall 2023 runways (of Alessandra Rich, Victoria Beckham, Nina Ricci, Rick Owens, Stella McCartney, Rokh, Y/Project and Coach to name a few) and outside the Spring 2024 shows where guests donned chic, formfitting, often floor-grazing styles.

Perhaps we've the general Y2K resurgence to thank. Lord knows every 90s and early aughts kid has the image of a denim-clad Britney Spears or Jennifer Aniston permanently etched in their brain. Or maybe knee- and maxi-length jean skirts re-entered the fashion zeitgeist by way of the #Westerncore trend, which is all about dismantling classic Western tropes. Rebranding toxic male Americana. Making a statement through cowboy boots, big-buckled belts, fringed accents, prairie dresses, denim shirts and skirting.

Or it could be the simple fact that calf- and ankle-grazing denim skirts elongate the body and cut a dramatic silhouette thanks to the material's rigidity. And, like their close cousin the classic jean, they're easy to style with just about everything, but far more dynamic, elegant and polished, far less "expected" than the aforementioned pant.

Most likely it's all of the above.

So, what to wear with your new favorite jean substitute? Up top, any crisp button-down, slouchy knit, well-cut white tee or matching denim jacket will do. As for footwear, take your pick. Loafers, ballet flats, knee-high boots, sneakers with ankle socks — all will have you looking put-together yet laissez-faire.

Below, shop some of our favorite denim midi-to-maxi skirts to build your outfits around this fall-to-winter.

AGOLDE Leif Denim Midi Skirt
AGOLDE

AGOLDE Leif Denim Midi Skirt, $240 at Net-a-Porter

Reformation Tazz Maxi Denim Skirt
Reformation

Reformation Tazz Maxi Denim Skirt in Liman, $188 at Reformation

Zara Z1975 Denim Wrap Midi Skirt
Zara

Zara Z1975 Denim Wrap Midi Skirt in Black, $49.90 at Zara

Citizens of Humanity Park Rework Midi Skirt
Citizens of Humanity

Citizens of Humanity Park Rework Midi Skirt, $400 at Moda Operandi

Mango Slit Denim Skirt
Mango

Mango Slit Denim Skirt, $79.99 at Mango

Zimmermann Luminosity Cotton Denim Maxi Skirt
Zimmermann

Zimmermann Luminosity Cotton Denim Maxi Skirt, $750 at Moda Operandi

COS Denim Maxi Skirt
COS

COS Denim Maxi Skirt in Washed Light Blue, $135 at COS

Balmain Pleated A-Line Denim Midi Skirt
Balmain

Balmain Pleated A-Line Denim Midi Skirt, $1,750 at MyTheresa

Khaite The Caroline Skirt
Khaite

Khaite The Caroline Skirt in Ivory, $460 at Khaite

SLVRLAKE + Net Sustain Organic Denim Midi Skirt
SLVRLAKE + Net Sustain

SLVRLAKE + Net Sustain Organic Denim Midi Skirt, $240 at Net-a-Porter

We The Free Come as You Are Denim Maxi Skirt
We The Free

We The Free Come as You Are Denim Maxi Skirt in Neptune, $118 at Free People

Diesel De-Yinka-S Skirt
Diesel

Diesel De-Yinka-S Skirt, $375 at Free People

Other Stories 5-Pocket Denim Midi Skirt
& Other Stories

& Other Stories 5-Pocket Denim Midi Skirt, $129 at & Other Stories

Erdem Printed Denim Midi Skirt
Erdem

Erdem Printed Denim Midi Skirt, $845 at Net-a-Porter

Jacquemus Paneled Organic Denim Midi Skirt
Jacquemus

Jacquemus Paneled Organic Denim Midi Skirt, $570 at Net-a-Porter

Zara Z1975 Zippered Denim Midi Skirt
Zara

Zara Z1975 Zippered Denim Midi Skirt, $59.90 at Zara

Sea Elena Skirt
Sea

Sea Elena Skirt, $365 at Garmentory

Raey Panelled Organic-Denim Full Skirt
Raey

Raey Panelled Organic-Denim Full Skirt, $260 at Matches Fashion

Rag & Bone Avery Maxi Skirt
Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone Avery Maxi Skirt, $295 at Bloomingdale's

Ottolinger Blue Multiline Denim Maxi Skirt
Ottolinger

Ottolinger Blue Multiline Denim Maxi Skirt, $425 at SSENSE

Isabel Marant Black Nyda Denim Midi Skirt
Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant Black Nyda Denim Midi Skirt, $630 at SSENSE

Victoria Beckham Godet Denim Maxi Skirt
Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham Godet Denim Maxi Skirt, $672 at MyTheresa

Reformation Nila Long Denim Skirt
Reformation

Reformation Nila Long Denim Skirt, $168 at Anthropologie

Tibi Indigo Denim Midi A-Line Skirt
Tibi

Tibi Indigo Denim Midi A-Line Skirt, $445 at Tibi

Madewell Denim Mid-Rise Maxi Skirt
Madewell

Madewell Denim Mid-Rise Maxi Skirt in Lunar Wash, $98 at Madewell

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