Fashion

Why the mini skirt should be your next investment

By Amelie Langenskiöld

Photo: Noel Quintela

Wondering what to buy in for spring? The mini skirt is having a moment and you need to get on board. Here, Vogue Scandinavia has gathered the best of the season

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Short is radical, but mini skirts are fashionable. Like it or not, the micro mini skirt is back in town and shorter than ever. Mary Quant's iconic item has yet again become the most fashionable piece of the season, with Miu Miu’s iteration being spotted on the cover of Vanity Fair, i-D, Vogue Korea and seen on fashion insiders around the globe. It's now even received it’s own Instagram account.

With high-fashion brands embracing the Y2K trend, Miu Miu’s mini skirt was in good company on the SS22 runways. The style was also spotted at Prada, Chanel, Christian Dior, Emilio Pucci, Lacoste and Balmain, to name a few, cementing it would no doubt be the pièce de résistance of summer. And with spring just around the corner we can officially confirm that most brands - after sweeping through our favourite online retailers - have understood our desire to own one (or three).

Photo: Emilio Pucci SS22

Photo: Acne Studios SS22

Photo: Lacoste SS22

Photo: Miu Miu SS22

Best mini skirts to buy now


Mini Skirts

Genesis II Tie Dyed Cotton Mini Skirt

MCQ

SHOP NOWEUR 275
Double Wool & Cashmere belted mini skirt

Off-White

SHOP NOWEUR 695
Cotton-Blend Twill-Trimmed Frayed Pleated Tweed Mini Skirt

Sacai

SHOP NOWEUR 775
Zoe Wool Printed Check Mini Kilt Skirt

Burberry

SHOP NOWEUR 820
Tech Crêpe Mini Skirt

The Attico

SHOP NOWEUR 490
Layered Miniskirt

ACNE Studios

SHOP NOWEUR 570
Crystal-Embellished Pleated Mini Skirt

Raisa Vanessa

SHOP NOWEUR 1440
Leather Carwash Mini Skirt

Ganni

SHOP NOWEUR 295
Bernard Bow Mini Skirt

Bernadette

SHOP NOWEUR 722
Viscose Blend Knit Mini Skirt

Marco Rambaldi

SHOP NOWEUR 246
Cotton Twill Mini Skirt

Arket

SHOP NOWEUR 49
Yin Yang Cotton Miniskirt

Framed

SHOP NOWEUR 485

Why is the mini skirt so iconic?

You might have questioned why the mini skirt is yet again on the fashion radar - especially if you have already worn and adored the item when it first launched during the '60s or for it's comeback in the '90s. A lot of trends can be explained by social and environmental circumstances at the time - and the mini skirt is one of them.

Invented by British fashion designer Mary Quant during the early '60s, the skirt was initially designed, believe it or not, to be part of women's working attire. At the time it seemed only reasonable, enabling women to run and move more freely. Designed with a clear vision of female empowerment - as the '60s marks the period more women joined the workforce - there's little wonder the item is over and over again introduced to the fashion scene.

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Photo: David Abrahams

Photo: David Abrahams


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