The mini skirt is back – and we’re here for it.

by Afterpay
Mar 25, 2023      6 min read

Here’s something we thought we’d never say: the mini skirt is back and hotter than ever. Mini skirts have been making their mark on the fashion world since their rise to fame in the swinging 60s. From micro skirts to pleated Y2K-inspired styles, there's no denying that they are – yet again – the season’s must-have item.

So say goodbye to the flowing maxis and midi skirts that have been dominating the scene for what feels like forever, and say hello to the mini skirt revival! Whether you're a vintage-lover or prefer a more modern vibe, we've got you covered with our top picks of the best mini  skirts out there. 

Denim for days: the denim mini skirt.

Get ready to channel your inner fashion icon because when it comes to timeless fashion, the denim mini skirt reigns supreme. The denim mini skirt first burst onto the scene in the 1970s and has been a fashion favourite ever since. Today, there are countless options to choose from. Almost every brand has its own take on the classic style, from low-rise denim micro mini skirts to coloured denim and everything in between. Dress them up for a night out or keep it casual for a daytime look – they are the ultimate fashion chameleon.

Looking for something that oozes laid-back vibes? Check out the Levi’s Ribcage Mini Skirt in Dark Blue, complete with a high waist and raw edge-hem. Simply pair it with some fresh white sneakers and a cute baby tee for the perfect chill outfit. If you're in the mood to turn heads, opt for something more daring, like the Aje Shades Denim Mini Skirt, featuring a bold two-tone pink colourway and gold statement buttons. Whatever your style, whatever your vibe, the denim mini has you covered.

Sleek, chic and minimal: classic mini skirts.

Love a 90s minimalist and Scandi-inspired aesthetic? These skirts are for you. Pair them with knee-high boots and an oversized blazer for a trendy autumn look.

Get ready to channel your inner 90s ‘it girl’ with the FOREVER NEW Holly Check Mini Skirt. A chic mini with a preppy edge, this skirt is the ultimate choice for anyone who wants to rock a timeless, stylish and comfy look.

Looking for something a lil more sophisticated? Check out the Aje Beacon Utility Mini Skirt. This A-line skirt features a detachable belt with a stunning pearl-studded metal buckle. The shell gold buttons and contrast stitching add a chic edge to the design. And it’s got pockets! We heart a practical piece. 

The return of Y2K: low-rise and pleated micro mini skirts.

Still recovering from the trauma of the 2000s belt-width waistband? You should probably look away now because the Y2K style is trending hard. And whether you like it or not, that means low-rise is back. 

Honestly, we reckon some trends are worth revisiting, and this PRINCESS POLLY FAYA low-rise DENIM MINI SKIRT DARK BLUE might be the perfect place to start. She’s nailing the aesthetic like a pro with a low-rise waistband, a flattering A-line silhouette and a classic dark-blue denim wash. Pair it with a cropped band tee for an added dose of nostalgia. 

If your Y2K trauma is real, and low-rise isn't your thing, don't stress. Pleated mini skirts are also having a major moment, and these versatile pieces are still perfect for adding some Y2K vibes to your wardrobe. This White Fox, Don't Desert Me Mini Skirt in Beige is ticking all the boxes with its pretty pleats and flattering fit. Think cute, preppy and channelling your inner Britney circa Baby One More Time. Iconic. 

Stand out from the crowd.

So there you have it, fellow fashionistas! The mini skirt has made its return, and we couldn't be more excited. And with Afterpay, it’s easier than ever to shop this trend. Whether you're into the Y2K vibe or prefer a more classic style, there's a mini skirt out there that's perfect for you. 

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