Maxi skirts are back

Seventies-inspired maxi skirts are turning heads again this season. Go retro!

Seventies-inspired maxi skirts  are turning heads again this season. Go retro!

A twist knot skirt with a high slit by Sakshma Shetty. Flattering and feminine, 70s-inspired maxi skirts are making a comeback. Celebrities from Selena Gomez to Heidi Klum have been spotted wearing the trend. While Selena wore a denim maxi with a plunging halter neck corset in August, Heidi Klum opted for a black leather number, which she paired with a scoop neck bralette.

Lace and tiers

Several variations of the 70s staple are popular now, such as flowing bohemian styles, lace trims and tiers in light cotton. “Full-length denim skirts with front slits are also trending,” says Meghna Goyal, founder of Summer Somewhere.

It is not only about wearing these skirts in a contemporary way, but also about complementing them with unexpected elements. For instance, wearing a low waist maxi skirt with trainers gives it an easy, laid-back vibe. “Pleats and ruffles can add to the playfulness of the skirt,” she explains.   Wraparounds and high-waisted styles have made a comeback too. “Wraps are popular for their blend of comfort and style while high-waisted styles with cinched waists serve to accentuate the hourglass shape,” says fashion designer Sakshma Shetty. The maxi skirt’s length flatters all body types. Sakshma says, “They are incredibly versatile and require minimal styling. The drape maxi skirt and the twist knot skirt with a high slit are finding many takers currently.” She has seamlessly integrated these trends into her latest collection, where maxi skirts work as formal evening wear.

Prints are in

“The 70s vibe is represented through bold floral and paisley prints. Additionally, button-down fronts an…

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