When I hit my 30s, I thought I would have to say farewell to my love of mini-skirts, but I’ve grown to realize that age doesn’t limit what I can wear. I can wear whatever I want and miniskirts are a fashion staple that I won’t be getting rid of! So as a fellow-mini skirt lover, I’m sharing the most popular types of mini skirts so that you, too, never have to give up your love for the beloved mini skirt!
23+ Most Popular Types Of Mini Skirts
Denim mini skirt
Denim mini skirts are my personal FAVORITE type of mini skirt, and they’re a classic. They are a great way to show off your fashion sense and match pretty much any type of top. They come in a variety of styles, from classic A-line minis to high-waisted styles. Whether you’rze looking for something dressy or casual, there’s sure to be a denim mini skirt that fits your style perfectly. With all the different types of mini-skirts available, you’ll easily find one that suits your wardrobe and lifestyle.
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Mini-skirts have been a popular fashion item for decades, and leather mini-skirts are no exception. With the variety of styles and cuts available, you can find the perfect mini-skirt to match your wardrobe. Whether you’re looking for a classic black leather skirt or faux leather with designs, there is sure to be a leather skirt that fits your style.
Pleated mini skirt
The pleated mini skirt gives a classic and timeless style to any outfit. It features small pleats running in rows horizontally or vertically, which gives it a unique and sophisticated look. Pleated mini skirts often come in lightweight fabrics such as silk, linen or cotton, making them perfect for the summer season. With its flared silhouette, it’s a great choice for any occasion from day to night.
Check out my article on 27 beautiful ways to wear a pleated skirt!
…But does it have pockets? A cargo mini-skirt is the perfect piece of clothing for you if that’s your question. Combining style and utility, this type of mini-skirt can be found with pockets on the sides or the front. The pockets can be secured with zippers, buttons, flaps and more. Not only will it give you a fashion-forward look, but it will also let you carry your essentials hands-free.
Knitted Mini Skirt:
This type of mini-skirt is usually made with stretch jersey or ribbed knit fabric, resulting in an extremely comfortable garment that can be styled with ease. The knitted mini-skirt is the perfect casual piece that can be easily paired with a crop top or t-shirt, making it a staple in any wardrobe.
Want to turn heads in your mini-skirt? Wear a sequin mini skirt! These skirts feature panels of small, sparkly, round pieces of fabric that reflect light and dazzle passersby. They come in all sorts of colors and styles, from more low-key glittering to full-on sparkle. They are great for dressy occasions, dinner with friends, or a night on the town!
Satin skirts have come back in style, and for a good reason, they’re cute! Satin skirts have a shiny finish that reflects light, making them perfect for adding some flair to any outfit. They come in all sorts of styles, from mini, midi to maxi. Satin skirts look great when paired with a tucked-in blouse or crop top and some heels for a dressy look.
A wool mini-skirt is a classic look that never goes out of style. Wool is an exceptionally warm and cozy fabric, making it perfect for the cold winter months. Wool mini-skirts are great for wearing to work or a formal event, as they have a more conservative look compared to other mini-skirts.
Woven mini-skirt styles are great for a dressier, more put-together vibe. These skirts come in a variety of fabrics and fits that range from pleated to more structured. A great way to style a woven mini-skirt is with a tucked-in top and boots or sales for a classic and chic look!
The traditional plaid mini-skirt is a classic choice for a chic look, especially during the fall and winter months. Widely popular, plaid mini-skirts come in all sizes, colors, and fabrics. You can pair them with tights or leggings for a cozy look or go bare-legged when it’s warmer! Plaid mini-skirts look great with solid-colored tops or other patterned pieces, like houndstooth.
Here’s a quick video of me rocking my plaid mini-skirt for a 90s theme dinner!
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A crochet mini-skirt is a fun and flirty piece that can be worn to almost any summer occasion. The intricate web of stitches creates an eye-catching texture that adds a unique touch to any look. These skirts usually feature bright, bold colors like hot pink, yellow, or teal and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
What is a micro mini skirt? Well, it’s exactly what it sounds like – a super short mini-skirt! Typically hitting only an inch or two above the knee, this is the shortest kind of mini skirt out there. It is usually made of lightweight fabrics like cotton, lace, or chiffon and highlight your legs!
Bodycon mini skirt
The bodycon mini skirt is a popular choice for those who want to show off curves. This type of mini skirt is perfect for ladies who want a skirt that hugs their curves and accentuates the shape of their hips, butt, and waist.
Asymmetrical mini skirt
These skirts are often shorter on one side than the other and can vary in length from mid-thigh to just the ankle. Some asymmetrical skirts have multiple layers, giving them an even more dramatic appeal. This type of skirt is a great choice for making a bold fashion statement.
A paper bag mini skirt is a high-waisted, pleated skirt that tapers at the waist and flares out above the knee. It often has an elastic waistband that gives it a gathered look. This style of mini skirt is a great way to add volume to your outfit and create an eye-catching look. It is also perfect for those who want to show off their legs without going too short.
Ruched mini-skirts are a great way to add a bit of texture and dimension to your. These skirts feature ruching, or gathered fabric, along the hemline and sometimes along the waistband. The look is flirty and feminine but also adds a bit of structure to your outfit. The ruching can also be used to draw attention away from areas you don’t want people to notice, such as hips or thighs.
The tweed mini-skirt is a stylish and timeless wardrobe staple. Whether you’re aiming for an edgy, preppy, or vintage look, the tweed mini-skirt is a great way to add some texture and classic style to your outfit. The skirt is usually made from a heavy wool fabric and is usually either knee-length or slightly shorter. It can be styled with an oversized knit sweater for a cozy look, a graphic tee for a casual look, or, my personal favorite, a turtleneck and boots for the ultimate chic look.
This type of mini-skirt can be the perfect transitional piece for your wardrobe. Made from buttery soft suede, these skirts look great dressed up or down. The best way to style a suede mini-skirt is with a chunky knit sweater and ankle boots for an effortless fall look. For a more dressed up vibe, pair your suede mini-skirt with a blouse or turtleneck with a blazer.
Distressed mini skirt
If you want to add an edgy twist to your wardrobe, then a distressed mini skirt is the perfect piece for you! This type of mini skirts usually come in a variety of colors and styles, with distressed detailing like rips, tears, and uneven hemlines.
Metallic mini-skirts are great for making a statement and adding a touch of glamour to your look. They come in various finishes, such as gold, bronze and silver. Metallic colors are a great way to add shine and sparkle to your outfit without going over the top.
Animal print mini skirt:
Fun fact: I love animal print, and leopard print mini-skirts are a classic in my book! Animal print mini skirts have been a fashion staple for decades and are still a top choice for modern women. Whether you opt for a bold cheetah print or a more subtle snake pattern, animal prints can add an edgy flair to any outfit. Animal print mini skirts are perfect for pairing with a simple tank top and some wedges for an effortless, feminine look. For a more daring approach, try pairing it with a leather jacket or turtleneck!
Fringe mini skirt:
If you’re looking to add a little extra drama and glamour to your outfit, then the fringe mini-skirt is perfect for you. This style of skirt typically features long, flowing fringes that sway with your every move. The fringe mini skirt looks amazing paired with a simple top to make the focal point the fringe!
Floral print mini skirt:
A great addition to your wardrobe on a nice spring day is a floral print mini skirt. It comes in many different colors, fabrics, and lengths to give you the perfect look. Floral print skirts are very bold, but also lady-like and classy.
Frequently asked questions: Types of mini-skirts
What are the different levels of short skirts?
Are you wondering what are the five categories of skirts? Here are the different levels:
Mini-skirts: The most popular is the mini-skirt, which usually falls just above the knee. This length is the perfect balance between sexy and appropriate.
Micro mini: For a more daring look, there are micro-minis that are just a few inches above the knee. These are often paired with sheer tights or opaque leggings for a more daring look.
Midi-skirts: This style of skirt falls below the knee, and is also a popular option. It provides more coverage without sacrificing style.
Maxi-skirts: The maxi-skirt is the longest length of skirt and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
What is a tight mini skirt called?
A tight mini-skirt is often called a bodycon skirt since body hugs all of your curves.
What is the mini skirt rule?
There are no rules when it comes to mini-skirts. However, there is a mini skirt out there that says the mini-skirt should be short enough to grab others’ attention but long enough to wear it covers your crotch.
Is 50 too old to wear a mini skirt?
As I said at the beginning of this article, your age doesn’t determine what you can wear. YOU DO! So is 50 too old to wear a mini-skirt? Absolutely not! You can wear a mini-skirt at 50. You can wear whatever you want at 50!
Here is an example of Christine Brinkley looking gorgeous and wearing a mini-skirt at 57 years old:
…or Jennifer Anison, who is 54, rocking a mini-skirt:
The mini skirt is a fashion staple and classic, and you can rock it at any age.
How do you wear a mini skirt without showing skin?
If you want to wear a mini skirt without showing skin, one of the best ways is to wear leggings or stockings underneath. If you are looking for an even more conservative look, you can pair a mini skirt with an oversized sweater or a long blouse along with it.
Both of these options will cover more skin while still allowing you to show off your curves and legs!
Another way to wear a mini-skirt without showing skin is by pairing it with thigh-high boots that are higher than your skirt.
Do you love the mini-skirt? I hope if you don’t, after this article, you do! One thing I love about mini-skirts (besides being able to show off my legs) is that there is a mini-skirt for everyone! Do you have a favorite a mini-skirt? Let me know in the comments below!