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STYLE Edit: Sweep into the new season in a long skirt

Spring Skirts 2023
The era of the dress is finally being challenged, with a host of skirt styles grabbing the attention for the coming season.

Fashion is finally coming full circle.  Full circle skirts, that is.

The swingy, flattering, cinched-waist style is just one of a clutch of new skirt shapes dominating a season that, in previous years, has been all about the dress.

There’s lots to love about the new options for spring and summer now landing in stores, but even more so if you’re not so fond of your knees. That’s because though the hip-hugger mini is also back for those of use who dare – and you should if you’re feeling it – however there is far more variation to choose from in long, mid-calf to ankle-grazing styles.

Good news if you’ve picked these up previously, because the ultimate cool-girl style is still the denim maxi and the slinky, slim-fit silk skirt is also still hugely popular, its bias-cut the perfect style to hug and every sized curve.

Prim flats – may we suggest the trending Mary Jane – add the ideal, easy to wear finishing touch for these snap-up-now skirt styles.

Full skirts

Best Full Skirts for Spring 2023

L-R: Kowtow Long Stevie Skirt; Aje Lottie Gathered Midi Skirt; Marle Yves Skirt

Like all the skirt styles this season, full skirts work perfectly with a slightly cropped top to reveal a sliver of skin above your navel, but look equally as good with the relaxed ease of a crisp white t-shirt.

Maxi-length skirts

L-R Caitlin Crisp Still The One Skirt; Ruby Emelie Pleat Skirt; Gucci Tian Print Silk Twill Skirt

Made to move in, the swishy shape and full length of these skirts just begs you to swing your hips a little. The high slit of Caitlin Crisp’s style even allows a leg to peek out. Pleats and ruffles work well with another nostalgic return popping back up this season: the scoop-neck or halter-style bodysuit. Wear it with the matching print top, and you get the same effect as a dress, but with more versatility, as you can also style them with other items.

Denim skirts

Best Denim Skirts for Spring 23 NZ (1)

L-R: Country Road Maxi Denim Skirt; Zara Denim Midi Skirt with Slit; Witchery Denim Maxi Skirt

Business or casual? The great thing is, the denim maxi transcends both with ease. Layer up with a blazer, silk tank and gold jewellery or go minimalist with a cotton singlet in your down-time. There are multitudes of great options at more accessible, trend-driven retailers, so no need to drop a ton of cash unless you want to.

Slip skirts

L-R: Assembly Label Ena Silk Skirt; Juliette Hogan Em Skirt; Dissh Charlie Coco Satin Maxi Skirt

This slim-line style begs for a simple accompaniment up top, but once the sun goes down, pop a fine knit sweater over top.



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