When it comes to hemlines, it seems these days the fashion industry is dealing in extremes. Looks are either being offered in micro, mini, barely-there iterations or long, floor-skimming lengths. And in the realm of skirts, particularly now the weather is getting colder, it is the latter that has really taken off.
For Spring/Summer, denim styles were the skirt to be seen in, spotted on the runways at Burberry, Tibi, Masha Popova and Bluemaine, as well as on all the most stylish street stylers and celebs. For Autumn/Winter however fabrics have taken a turn in a new direction and while denim, especially dark denim styles, still have a place, it’s the leather maxi skirt that’s taking centre stage.
If you're looking for proof, just this week Gigi Hadid opted for a floor grazing leather skirt for her new store opening in New York, Guest in Residence, while at Paris Fashion Week last month, actress Claire Foy took to the Givenchy FROW in a split front leather style from the brand.
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If you're in the market to purchase a maxi skirt of your own, there are options all over the high-street as well as contemporary and designer brands. As far as styling is concerned, many fashion industry insiders (including influencers like Leia Sfez below) are choosing to go for a monochromatic looks, wearing the maxi skirts alongside full black looks or pops of bright white.
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Ready to try the trend? Keep scrolling to see and shop our edit of the best leather and dark denim maxi skirts available right now.
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Zoe Anastasiou is a Fashion Editor with over eight years of experience working across digital publications in New York, London and Australia. She has contributed to publications including Harper’s BAZAAR and ELLE Australia, and was the Fashion and Social Media Editor at Who What Wear UK before joining Marie Claire.
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