Twiggy. Jackie O. Spice Girls. Can you figure out what all these iconic women had in common? It was their wardrobe full of minis. While Twiggy was the first unofficial spokesperson for the mini skirt, Jackie O stood apart for wearing a short pleated Valentino dress down the aisle.
A rebellious fashion trend that started back in the 60s, the well-above-the-knee mini skirt was a bold experiment. It went on to be a style staple all the way through the 90s and early 2000s, only to disappear half a decade later on account of an unwarranted overdose. I remember noticing this as I was growing up thinking it was unfortunate. I mean, I was finally almost ready to start wearing them and just my luck- they weren’t ‘in’ anymore. So, imagine the joy I felt when I saw the runway swarming with mini skirts again.
Months later, sure enough, Bollywood celebs have stamped the seal of approval on the comeback of the long gone trend. Shilpa Shetty’s classic buttoned denim mini is doing its Insta rounds. So is Jacqueline Fernandez’s side button Balmain skirt and newbie, Disha Patani’s frayed hem style.
However, I believe that the wrap mini skirt is probably Bollywood’s favourite right now. Check out Shraddha Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra rocking theirs around town.
So, work those legs out, honey. Tone ‘em up to get prepped for mini skirt season - here are 8 very stylish minis you should wishlist right here, right now:
The Embroidered Mini
This skirt is what Coachella dreams is made of. Floral and embroidered from edge to edge, this mini is about to take over your summer outfits. Time to let your crop tops know they have a new BFF, amirite?
The Glitter Mini
It’s the era of comebacks and this 90s style candy pink sequined mini skirt hits all the right marks, doesn’t it? Keep it classic by styling this one with a plain white shirt. Hope you’re doing leg presses as we speak.
The Floral Print Mini
Even though floral isn’t ‘new’, this summer, it is an unbeatable seasonal favourite and for good reason, don’t you think? Switch it up from the standard pink and green blooms and go for unique combinations - like the blue and orange combo featured in this wrap mini skirt.
The Chic Checks Mini
Check all sartorial boxes in this gray checkered print mini skirt. It’s stylish, it’s formal and it’s versatile. Go grunge and wear with a band tee or work a smarter look by pairing this mini with a crisp button-down shirt. Which way will you go?
The Deconstructed Denim Mini
It’s common knowledge that denim and mini are a certified pair, not unlike Nutella and pancake. Throw some deconstructed magic into the mix and you’ve got yourself your a new summer staple! Pair this mini skirt with whatever you choose, you’re going to nail it anyway!
The Metallic PU Mini
There isn’t a more perfect party skirt on the planet. As far as I know, P.U is synonymous with party. This metallic gray-green mini skirt is a fashion statement waiting to be made this summer. Make it yours. Now.
The Wrap Mini
When in doubt, wrap it up. Your mini skirt collection needs and deserves this sporty tape detail number. Club it with a one-shouldered bodysuit and your favourite summer flats. If you do get stuck, take fashion cues from Bollywood’s best, including Shraddha and Parineeti (see above).
The Pastel Pencil Mini
Take advantage of the season and go nuts with colours that screams summer. The perfect example, this butter yellow pencil mini skirt? Style it with a basic tank, an on-trend backpack and white sneakers to finish.
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