Riding High: The Return Of The Mini Skirt
Raise your hemline and the style stakes: the mini skirt is back and it’s made for maximum fun.
A symbol of liberation, rebellion, empowerment and more, the latest miniskirts add a modern twist to a fashion icon.
Popularised by British designer Mary Quant in the ‘60s in response to the huge cultural and political shift of the decade, the daring, leg-baring style sent the world and establishment into a frenzy.
It returned again in the ‘90s, which goes some way to explain why we’re embracing it full now (along with all the other late nineties and ‘00s trends).
It might not seem quite so shocking now, but with a killer outfit the mini skirt can still have a brilliant impact.
As we emerge (or continue!) from a challenging two years, it feels like the perfect time to flirt with fashion without restriction, embrace fun and take things up a notch (or three!)
While the shapes largely remain true to the original, the modern touch comes with considered fabrication and production and how you choose to style it.
Bring it into the day with an oversized shirt over a singlet and sneakers, or dress up with heels and a shirt or silky ‘going out’ top.
Either way, fun is guaranteed.
After Eight picks:
Aaziel Asymmetric Flap Pocket Mini Skirt. An asymmetric hemline is a great move back into the world of minis. The colour is fresh, sophisticated and versatile while the intricately woven wool blend fabric sourced from Japan feels smart but fun.
Anna Quan Jenna Skirt. This double breasted-inspired style offers an elevated twist on traditional tailoring. Perfect for the boardroom… or dancing on top of the bar.
Bondi Born Brighton Skirt. Made from Japanese linen and in a flattering A-line wrap style, this is an easy and breezy option you’ll wear all summer.