This Skirt Trend Is Nearly 500% More Popular This Year—Here’s How to Style the Look
Shop the season’s most on-trend look.
Periodically throughout the year, Pinterest rounds up popular and growing trends based on what users are pinning. Earlier this month, the site revealed the major inspo people are turning to as we gear up for the 2019 holiday season.
In its 2019 Holiday Report, the discovery platform revealed the trends in home decor, style, food, and self-care that have seen the most exponential growth since this time last year. While alternative Christmas trees are definitely having a moment and people are really into any cheesy or bacon-y recipes, one of the biggest areas of growth happened in the style category. Black silk skirts are 458 percent more popular this year than they were in 2018 and clearly here to stay through this year’s Christmas parties and holiday celebrations. This shouldn’t come as a complete shock considering we’ve seen midi-length slip skirts all over Instagram for a few months now, but the new report shows people aren’t losing their silk-skirt fervor anytime soon.
Whether you want to rock the look to your office holiday gathering, for a Friendsgiving potluck, or for your New Year’s Eve party, black silk skirts are the versatile wardrobe staple in high demand right now.
Below, shop some of the season’s most on-trend pieces along with ideas for what you can pair with them—you can achieve multiple outfits with just one black silk skirt. And because silk can skew to the expensive side, we included silk-inspired pieces to give you a full range of length, style, and price options.
The affordable slip-inspired skirt from Walmart has a slight flow to the cut, giving it a bit more movement for holiday soirees. Pair it with strappy statement heels like these and a bodysuit for a sleek look, or dress the slip skirt down with white Keds sneakers and a chunky knit sweater, like this.
To buy: $16 (was $20); walmart.com.
Realisation Par hit the slip skirt scene hard earlier this year with The Naomi in the leopard-print (or Wild Things) pattern, and the Romance style will satisfy your black silk skirt craving with an added heart-adorned touch. Play up the edginess with layered chains and pendant necklaces, like this Kendra Scott piece, and heeled combat boots, or go Hollywood glam with slightly puffy sleeves and decorative hair clips.
To buy: $180; realisationpar.com.
Make transitioning from day to night easy with this satin mini skirt featuring tasteful hem slits on both sides. At the office, you can throw on a white T-shirt (like this Amazon best seller) and Converse sneakers like the model in the image here, then swap out your kicks for some sky-high booties and throw on these J. Crew statement earrings on your way to happy hour. It’s a glow-up on the go.
To buy: $55; nordstrom.com.
Another midi slip skirt styled with double slits, this design features a stretch waist so you can hike it up as high-waisted as you want. Rock it with a cropped turtleneck sweater at work and a sheer, glitter-accented bodysuit afterward or an off-the-shoulder long-sleeved tee for a night out. Throw on a pair of pointed-toe flats from Rothy’s, one of Meghan Markle’s favorite brands, to finish off the outfit.
To buy: $45; asos.com.
This black slip skirt is a tad shorter than the other midi options, falling just below the knee, and customers were pleasantly surprised by the fabric’s high-quality despite the under-$50 price point. Pair this machine-washable piece with heeled mules and a croc-embossed handbag (they don’t have to be pricey—this one is just $23 on Amazon) so you can take it from work to dinner in a cinch. (P.S. Customers recommend sizing down if you’re between sizes.)
To buy: $45; amazon.com.
Blessing us with a short option still in the slip realm, Reformation created a flirty miniskirt made of 100-percent silk. Featuring a side slit, the playful style may not be office appropriate, but weekend brunches and dinners will be covered on the wardrobe front once you have this piece on hand. Go modern-day old romance by pairing the piece with a Victorian neckline, or step up the sophistication by layering on this oversized plaid blazer from Madewell.
To buy: $128; nordstrom.com.
For an update on the more minimalistic, straight silk midi skirt, this asymmetric hem will stand out from what everyone else is wearing during the holiday season. Wear your favorite beat-up sneakers and worn-in T-shirt with the 100-percent silk skirt for a casual Saturday afternoon, or play up the unique elegance of the cut with a silk camisole from with lace touches and glitzy heels.
To buy: $249; shopbop.com.