It’s time to rethink your skirt options – for SS ‘20, they’re about to get as outre and newfangled as you can ever imagine. Sporting unusual new silhouettes, cuts and shapes that veer away from traditional tailoring codes, these skirts are interesting conversational pieces. From two-tone half-half designs, voluminous tulip silhouettes, and unconventional cut-outs add an interesting edge, this season’s skirts are breaking norms and challenging us to step up our game in the style department.
Eager to get ahead of the trend? Shop our favourite unique designer picks from brands like Loewe, Bottega Veneta and Chloé below.
Constructing the illusion of having a shirt tied over your skirt by the sleeves, this asymmetrical skirt from Marni features contrasting buttercup yellow and white panels.
Cut to a relaxed fit, this contemporary minimalist number will be a chic new addition to your work wardrobe. Pair it with a white button down shirt and a pair of penny loafers for a smart look.
Expect to turn heads with this number. Proenza Schouler’s crepe midi skirt, as seen during the brand’s SS ‘20 presentation, features expertly-crafted drapes that cascade into structured folds down the sides for an interesting shape.
Complement the sophisticated styling of this skirt with a silk cropped blouse and a pair of polished pointed toe pumps.
As with any other design from Monse, deconstruction and unique cuts take centre stage as key details. Taking inspiration from an earthy, boheme world where farm-fresh ideas flourish, Monse’s SS ‘20 collection shows the brand’s aesthetic filtered through a softer lens.
Featuring a patchwork of raw canvas-like fabric covered in stripe prints or a collage of hand-written letters and lemon trees, this lovely asymmetrical skirt will surely warm more than a few hearts.
Christopher Kane’s velvet mini skirt allows you to make a splash at your next big party. Made with large statement satin frills trimming the hem, this skirt will add a fun edge to your “going out’ look.
Balance out the extravagance with a more subdued cowl neck camisole, and lean into the drama with a pair of metallic ankle-tie heels and a sparkling crystal-embellished clutch.
It isn’t really springtime without a cute floral skirt to usher you through it. Chloé’s blue crepe skirt features a gold embroidered scallop edge and an airy wrap design giving rise to the illusion of a layered silhouette affixed with ties at the waist.
Style this with a puff sleeved cotton crop top and a pair of canvas strap sandals for a casual weekend ensemble.
What we love about this tulip shaped skirt from Bottega Veneta is its contemporary artsy feel. Made with a voluminous structured shape, this skirt brings to mind the art of sculpted ceramics.
Combined with its neutral colour palette and minimalist construction, this number is both wearable and avant garde. Anchor the standout silhouette with a relaxed tank top or camisole and a pair of sneakers.
A houndstooth printed midi skirt may seem stuffy and archaic by theory, but leave it to Maison Margiela to switch it up and make it modern. Taking the anatomy of an A-line double-breasted midi skirt and deconstructing it with cutouts at the hem and two front slits that unveil an inner mini layer.
Team this with a simple oversized white shirt and a pair of ankle boots to change up your everyday work outfit.
Printed with colourful and dainty paisley blooms, this skirt from JW Anderson’s SS ‘20 collection features contrasting black trimming, a multi-layered draping and a handkerchief hem.
Evoking spring’s wanderlust energy, this skirt looks perfect for both carefree weekends and the boardroom. Style it with a feminine chiffon blouse and pair of ballet flats.
Get a head start on one on 2020’s biggest trends to come: fringing. This power blue tweed skirt from Jacquemus’s spring ‘20 collection is overlaid with strands of tiny little pompom appliques that will take after undulating wispy stalks of flowers floating in the wind when you walk.
Team this with a pair of naked strappy heels in a soft pastel colour and a blush pink ribbed knit sweater.
Taking inspiration from the construction of tailored trousers, Loewe reinvents the classic with this half-half maxi skirt. This floor-length skirt features an angular diamond-shaped silhouette bolstered by oversized “trouser hem” panels in sturdy and contrasting light beige and camel brown cotton-twill.
Coordinate it with a simple white graphic tee, a pair of square toe pumps and a gold chunky chain choker.