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Denim Maxi Skirts Are 2023’s Spring Style Hero

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The skirt of the season is here

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Despite being the season of sunny mornings and fresh flowers, spring in the UK can still feel a bit chilly. That’s why we’re looking forward to layering up with our new favourite style hero: the denim maxi skirt. Read on to find out how to wear the trend, and browse through our curated selection of skirts below.

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Denim Maxi Skirts Are 2023’s Spring Style Hero

The chic denim maxi skirt was first introduced to mainstream fashion in the 1970s as a way to repurpose worn denim trousers and has since grown in popularity. It’s perhaps most synonymous with the low-slung jean skirts of the 2000s, which were worn in endless styles (think low-waisted with frayed hems, asymmetric hemlines held up by chunky belts) and a rainbow of colours. 

But in recent years, the fashion world cut its hemlines and let miniskirts dominate the streets. The time has come for a throwback transformation. 2023 is forecasted to be all about form-fitting styles made to flatter and embrace everybody’s body type, and so love it or loathe it, hemlines are dropping to the floor.   

Seen on the streets of New York City, style icon Bella Hadid has recontextualised the denim maxi skirt through a Y2K lens. Worn in a patchwork style with frayed edging, the blue-beige skirt was paired with a camel tank top, below the knee loose fitting boots and an orange baguette bag. The perfect homage to the casual chic aesthetic of the early 2000s.

Denim maxi skirts have also made their way onto the catwalk. We were a big fan of MM6 Maison Margiela’s SS23 collection, in particular the majorly distressed white denim floor length maxi skirt that the designer teamed up with a blue bodysuit and white tank top. Whether parading down the runway or the high street, this is a style that has a certain je ne sais quoi – and a stronghold on the fashion world.

Wear The Trend

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Grey denim skirt

House of Sunny

Low Rider Denim Skirt, £102,

Blue floral skirt


Arthur Denim Skirt (Size UK 8), rent from £67.31,

Woman in denim outfit


Fringed Denim Skirt (Size XS), rent from £41,

Denim skirt


Frayed Distressed Organic Denim Maxi Skirt, £225,

Asymmetrical hem skirt


Asymmetric Wrap-Effect Denim Skirt (Size UK 10), rent from £8 or buy secondhand for £85,

Beyond Retro

1990s Medium Wash Tie-Detail Denim Skirt (Size Small), £40,

Denim skirt


Moonshine Belted Tiered Denim Maxi Skirt, £255,

Denim bottoms

Jean Paul Gaultier Pre-Owned

1990s Distressed Edges Maxi Denim Skirt, £572,

Two tone blue skirt


1970s Twin-Denim Panelled Flared Maxi Skirt (Size XXS), £27,

Featured image: Anna Shvets, Pexels