Denim maxi skirts are in all places

Picture: Sarah Brick. Hair & make-up: Carl Stanley

I really like denim, I really like a maxi skirt, so why am I not all around the newest full-length craze? I’ll inform you why… Within the Nineties, I had a Levi’s maxi skirt which appeared completely good within the store however every time I attempted to stroll wherever, it felt like I used to be wearing a pair of heavy, denim curtains. There’s a cause why the hobble skirt bought it’s title… Within the early twentieth century, the style for lengthy, slender skirts that allowed solely the smallest steps was denounced by the media (and apparently, the Pope). The Levi’s maxi did have a break up however it nonetheless impeded my motion (there’s no level giving us pockets if we’re not in a position to stroll), and so, after some critical shuffling, ended up on the charity store.

Right here’s my recommendation for getting a denim skirt you possibly can stroll in, this season :


For those who’re going full-length, select a skirt with form.

The organic cotton, fishtail skirt from Raey at seems like a mode for striding out in. As does Linda Rodin’s attractive denim maxi. In the meantime Arket’s version has a gathered elasticated waist and a aspect slit. Keep away from something too straight-up-and-down, like an elongated, denim pencil skirt. (What’s it about these final 4 phrases that makes you assume this garment can be simple to stroll in?) As a substitute search for A-line and circle skirts; kinds with godets, panels or pleats. Mainly, if it ain’t bought that swing, give the denim maxi the sling.

Go midi not maxi

Just under the knee or midi size permits extra room for manoeuvre. The A-line fashion is perennially stylish; see Soeur (HERE and HERE), Toast and Seasalt. Whereas Boden has a panelled midi that flares out on the hem. This model from Finery has the modern uncooked edges with out the leg-swaddling size. And, button-front denim skirts are another choice, there’s a stunning one at Sézane. I additionally like reworked designs that give the impression they’re comprised of an old pair of jeans. Within the Nineteen Eighties, I really efficiently reworked a pair of balloon-shaped denims right into a knee-length denim skirt. Simply giving myself a pat on the again…

Discover a lighter-weight denim

A part of the problem with the denim maxi is that your legs are swathed in inflexible material and so clearly, motion is restricted. Even when there’s a entrance or again break up. Chambray and lighter-weight jeans are extra versatile, and extra prevalent through the summer season months (although I’ve noticed a few chambray midis, this season). Slightly than shopping for one thing new, I’m going to style-up this bias minimize, circle skirt from a earlier collaboration. Watch this area.




Please let me know should you’ve discovered a denim maxi skirt you possibly can stroll in….

Right here’s my choice of non-hobble skirts:


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The skirt I’m carrying is by Mud Denims, loaned from Gather & See. We may solely pay money for the pattern measurement for the shoot, which was a bit small for me. The jury’s out on walkability, I must strive it in the correct measurement. The cardigan was a thanks reward from Genevieve Sweeney. My ankle boots are an outdated pair purchased within the Tod’s sale. And I’m going to be speaking in regards to the bag, shortly.