Across the centuries and cultures, skirts have had their highs and lows – literally. In more recent years, the maxi skirt has managed to make a huge comeback by having their turn in the spotlight – and we’re definitely not complaining. The ultimate garment that is equal parts practical and feminine, maxi skirts are undoubtedly comfortable, on-trend, and can be styled a number of different ways. Don’t believe us? Check it out for yourselves…
Maxi skirt styles
No longer reserved for the wandering gypsies and hippies, maxi skirts now come in a variety of colours, materials and styles to suit each individual taste and occasion. If you haven’t yet added a maxi skirt into your capsule wardrobe, now’s the time to get started.
Whether you’re attending a first date, a wedding guest, or scouring local markets with your girlfriends, a maxi skirt is always up for any type of social outing. We’ll help you reach that effortless didn’t-try-but-nailed-it styling moment that you crave.
Here’s our favourite ways to style a maxi skirt:
For a wedding: Tired of wearing floor-length dresses that are far too structured and fitted? The good news is, you don’t have to if that’s not your thing. RSVP to your next wedding invitation and enter the room in a maxi skirt and dressy top with some strappy stilettos and statement jewellery. Warning for the bride: you’ll be sharing centre stage with her. We recommend opting for maxi skirts made from silk, satin and more delicate fabrics, to add a touch of glam. Our top picks: Cinder Skirt and Winnie Skirt.
For autumn/winter: If you thought maxi skirts could only be worn in the summer, think again. As the mercury dips, you just need to swap your sandals for a pair of black boots and a long sleeve knitted blouse. You can even throw on some opaque black tights underneath your skirt for additional coverage and warmth, while unwittingly going for that grunge look. Our top picks: Alva Skirt and This Moment Skirt.
For summer/spring: This one’s a no-brainer: the maxi skirt is now in its natural habitat, and anything goes! Go bold with ethnic prints and patterns, and dare to show some skin with thigh-high slits. If you’re spending most of the summer by the beach, embrace ocean vibes with aqua blue designs and green florals. Our top picks: Merida Maxi Skirt and Sapphire Maxi Skirt.
For a first date: Evoking fun and playfulness, we love a layered, pleated or ruffled maxi skirt matched with a pair of sneakers for a first date look. After all, who knows what he’s got planned for the both of you? You’ll be playing it safe in that winning combo – and all you need to do is dress up the top half of your body with a cute off-the-shoulder crop or bodysuit. Our top picks: Hayley Maxi Skirt and Zazu Pleated Skirt.
For work: Keep it classy with a black and white pairing, or neutral shades. We especially love polka dots, but block colours work too. You can’t go wrong with a black satin maxi skirt with an elegant oversized jumper (tucked in or left out.) Just be sure to keep your heels and bags super polished and muted to prevent the look from roaming too far into boho territory. Our top picks: Ark Skirt and Jimi Skirt in Black.
Rock a maxi skirt, the Billy J way
Now that you know how to style a maxi skirt, add to your wardrobe by browsing the collection of long skirts online at Billy J. From tulle to floral prints, satin feel and thigh-high slits, you are sure to find a skirt that speaks to your soul and matches your sense of fashion.
It’s because of our variety that we’ve fast become one of the largest online clothing stores in Australia for women who want to look good on a budget. You’ll find exactly what you need right here at Billy J. So, shop online for your must-have maxi skirt and enjoy fast shipping on local and international orders.