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Maxi Skirts Were Made for Summer

Here are the chicest picks — in a range of price points — to shop now.

You could spend your entire summer searching for the perfect maxi skirt. These stylish separates are a must-have when temperatures rise, days get longer and patios become more populated. They’re versatile, easy to dress up or down and come in an array of shapes and silhouettes — hence the aforementioned struggle to secure the right one. Luckily, we take shopping very seriously around here, so we’ve done the work of finding all the best maxi skirts for you.

How to wear a maxi skirt

Like the best jean shorts and style sunglasses for women, maxi skirts are a versatile warm weather staple. The classic tiered, flowy maxi skirts lean into playful hippie imagery, while straight body-skimming cuts have a minimalist modernism.

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Can’t decide which style best suits you? Consider opting for a denim variation. Offering all the structure and protection of your favourite pair of straight-leg jeans, these skirts have less restriction than pants and make for easy breezy movement. Plus, you can instantly turn your denim maxi skirt into an elevated statement by simply adding a novelty Y2K belt.

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Because maxi skirts are meant to cover most of your lower body, they can become the outfit centrepiece. Whether you pair them with pointy toe boots, chunky running shoes or mesh flats, these longer-length bottoms function as the sartorial main event, allowing you to base your clothing pairings around them.

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A satin maxi skirt can be worn with a crisp tee, a boxy blazer and kitten heels for a polished feminine finish. If you’re into breezy A-line fits, style your maxi with a tiny tank top to let it shine or play with proportions by wearing a baggy T-shirt. And don’t be afraid to to experiment with accessories. (As a general rule, all maxi skirts look chic with an Aperol spritz or ice cream cone in hand.)

The best maxi skirts to shop now

Sunday Best Martine poplin skirt

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This high-rise tiered poplin maxi skirt exudes summer serenity. Cut from lightweight 100 percent cotton, it offers an ultra-smooth finish and breezy wearability. The poplin material makes it feel a little more luxe than regular cotton makes, thanks to the fabric’s extra structure and crisp cut.

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Frank And Oak The Denim long skirt

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Everyone needs a good maxi denim skirt. This lightwash iteration, by Canadian brand Frank And Oak, is a forever wardrobe staple. Featuring a straight mid-rise silhouette, it offers a comfortable fit for everyday outings. Its faded true blue hue gives it a vintage appeal, while the subtle asymmetrical stitching offers some visual intrigue.

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Free People Caught In The Moment maxi skirt

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Available in five colours, this flowy cotton skirt is the ideal staple for infusing some Bohemian fashion codes into your warm-weather wardrobe. Featuring a comfy mid-rise and subtly flared A-line silhouette, it’s the perfect lightweight piece to slip on during hot summer days. The raised raw-edged seaming gives it an extra laid-back effect.

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Sdys white maxi skirt

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In the world of maxi skirts, flowy white iterations tend to reign supreme for their unbeatable versatility. This design by Sundays The Label reaches down to your feet with an elegant tiered design throughout. The drawstring at the waistband makes for a customizable fit and a subtle focal point, making this skirt both a great pairing piece and an outfit main event.

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Reformation Lucy skirt

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Make a statement with Reformation’s striking red pleated maxi skirt. Fitted at the waist with an elegant flared full skirt, its polished aesthetic makes any outing more elevated. Plus, the poplin fabric is made of organically grown cotton and spandex, so you’ll get the right amount of stretch. Pair it with a matching crimson top, red nails and silver jewellery for A+ colour coordination.

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Maje floral maxi skirt

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Nothing says summertime freshness like a flower print. This design by cult-favourite French fashion brand Maje is playful and sophisticated, with its airy draping and tiered details. Featuring a dainty white floral pattern against a navy wash, its contrasting two-toned colour stands out as the perfect base for any warm-weather ensemble.

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Nobody’s Child Mila linen maxi skirt

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It’s no secret that linen is the superhero of many a summer wardrobe. Its breathable material keeps you cool, while its crisp fabric makes you feel put together. Featuring a body-skimming cut that flares at the hem and reaches the ankle, this chocolate-coloured piece is an instant classic. Pair with a crip white tee for optimal chicness.

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Kotn Lily denim skirt

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Pulling inspiration from the ‘70s, this two-toned denim maxi skirt is a retro gem. Crafted from 100 percent lightweight cotton, its straight-line structure makes for a sophisticated silhouette while its mix of dark and light wash denim has a playful effect. Plus, it features a back slit for easy movement. We’d suggest pairing with your favourite sneakers for a cool streetwear finish.

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Lioness Enigmatic satin maxi skirt

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A dressier take on the classic design, this ultra-soft satin white maxi skirt has a buttery soft material and a romantic flowy silhouette. Its chic simplicity shines with the detailed black stitching and tiny bow at the waist. Pair it with black tank top, sling-backs and a little going out purse, and you’re ready for a stylish summer outing.

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Nashalyly high-waisted pleated maxi skirt

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Looking for a more affordable pick? This budget-friendly maxi skirt is a top-rated product on Amazon thanks to its flattering fit and lightweight feel. Made of chiffon, it features subtle tiers and an elastic band that comfortably hugs the waist. Perfect for evening occasions or sunny days, this maxi skirt — available in 24 colours! — is an instant go-to.

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Anthropologie Flat White drop-waist maxi skirt

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Drop waists are back, and this maxi skirt by Anthropologie is the perfect entry point into the trend. The sleek fitted waist adds some structure while the free-flowing rushed skirt makes for an effortless fit. Pair with a crochet top and a chic tote for a look that exudes casual coolness.

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The Row Gabbo black maxi skirt

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Made by the patron saints of quiet luxury (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, of course), this full-length design by The Row is simple, put-together and eternally chic. Crafted of viscose with just the right amount of stretch and a breathable back slit detail, it’s the ideal base for a sleek monochrome moment.

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