9 Chic Ways to Style the Viral Low-Rise-Skirt Trend

Where hasn't Miu Miu's low-rise skirt been spotted? Since creative director Miuccia Prada heralded the return of super short hemlines with her spring 2022 runway collection, celebrities have quickly adopted the trend. First, there was Hailey Bieber, who modeled the skirt in question for the brand's SS22 campaign, then Nicole Kidman for Vanity Fair and model Paloma Elsesser for i-D followed suit, cementing the low-rise design as the silhouette du jour.

The growing popularity of the low-rise skirt comes just as we brace for a return to our pre-pandemic social lives. Fashion is also experiencing a '60s revival, with rising hemlines and youthful shapes such as flares and tie-dye shirts. Showing skin is more in than ever before, and miniskirts are a popular way to embrace the trend. With brands like Coperni and Blumarine debuting their own interpretations of the low-rise skirt this month during Paris Fashion Week, the trend is poised to hold strong well into the fall.

Still, this doesn't make the leg-baring garment easy to style. Although we've seen several high-profile examples (most recently, Camila Mendes wearing a belted low-rise jean iteration to the Miu Miu fall 2022 show), to many, the low-rise skirt seems at best intimidating, and at worst unwearable. While the low cut at the hips and short hems make the style risqué, it provides just enough coverage to not feel completely exposed. Pair it with a cable-knit sweater for a casual-but-flirty date night ensemble. Wear it with a crop top and leather jacket for an edgy off-duty outfit. Or, layer a matching blazer over a turtleneck for a Zoom call-ready fashion moment.

Whether you like your low-rise skirt fitted or flared, in leather or denim, there's an option for you. Retailers like Free People and H&M, and brands like Miaou and Versace, have imagined it in a multitude of ways so you can make the trend your own. Get inspired ahead, and shop these seriously stylish minis, including Miu Miu's internet-breaking style.

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