Jennifer Lopez Is Correct — 2022 Is the Year of the Maxi Skirt

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Jennifer Lopez Is Correct — 2022 Is the Year of the Maxi Skirt
Jennifer Lopez Is Correct — 2022 Is the Year of the Maxi Skirt

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Even though we try to keep up with the ever-growing list of trends, there are always a few that take us by surprise. Who knew that knit ponchos would make a comeback this year? Or that '90s NSYNC would secretly serve as modern day outfit inspiration? We've also been so focused on micro minis, wondering whether we should start styling them with Von Dutch hats and snarky graphic tees, that we nearly missed the return of the maxi skirt, which has seen a slow yet steady rise of its own.

But Jennifer Lopez hasn't been sleeping on this throwback style. In fact, she's seemingly been stocking up, stepping out in multiple denim options as of late and giving us dELiA*s catalogue flashbacks.

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Maxi Skirts
Maxi Skirts

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It's possible that Lopez just wants to get a head start embracing spring fashion. The maxi skirt was all over the runway last September, and even street style stars have begun working them into their rotation. The good news is, longer skirts are seasonless, work for multiple dress codes, and can be worn in just about any temperature (snowy days included) so if you're debating hopping on board, this trend will be a worthy investment.

Maxis Will Be a Must-Have Style for Spring 2022

Maxi Skirts
Maxi Skirts

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Staud, Gabriela Hearst, Erdem, Chanel, and more included floor-length styles in their spring '22 collections, ensuring the trend will be big once the warmer weather arrives.

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Major Fashion Houses Are On Board

Maxi Skirts
Maxi Skirts

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We also noticed a few stunning maxis at Dior's Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2022 show, complete with embellishments and styled with structured tops.

Celebrities Are Already Embracing This Trend

Maxi Skirts
Maxi Skirts

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Clearly, JLo is a fan of the maxi, but she's far from the only one. In recent months, Rachel Brosnahan, Kate Hudson, and Emily Ratajkowski have all been spotted wearing maxi skirts, proving the look is a favorite among celebrities and their stylists.

You Don't Have to Wait to Wear One

Maxi Skirts
Maxi Skirts

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In fact, when things are chilly, long skirts and dress styles can act as additional coverage for your legs. Platform boots and a layered shirt will make this look compete — and extra warm.

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However, Maxis Are a Great Summer Staple

Maxi Skirts
Maxi Skirts

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Throw one on with a T-shirt or tank top, sneakers or sandals, and you've got yourself an easy, breezy outfit.

Denim Options Are On the Rise

Maxi Skirts
Maxi Skirts

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Denim maxis make their return every few years, and if you enjoy channeling the '70s or are really feeling the '90s aesthetic, you might want to add one (like this pick from Free People or a black colorway from Dia & Co) to your collection.

Try a Matching Set

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Maxi Skirts

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Just as carefree and comfy as your favorite sweatsuit, but slightly more elevated.

And Don't Forget Tulle

Maxi Skirts
Maxi Skirts

A voluminous maxi skirt was all the rage around 2016 (a possible evolution from the popular Twee trend). But considering balletcore is happening, it's not a bad idea to give this statement-making bottom another chance, styling it with crew socks and loafers for a 2022 twist.

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Maxi Skirts Are a Casual Must-Have

Maxi Skirts
Maxi Skirts

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They're essentially as easy to pull on as your favorite pair of jeans, and a printed option can quickly amp up basics like a solid sweater and sneakers.

But They Can Be Sexy, Too

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Maxi Skirt

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Some may be drawn to more modest maxis, but if you're hoping to spice things up, choose a version that includes a slit and show off a single leg. We're particular fond of this bright orange one from Wray, which is offered in sizes XXS to 6XL.

There Are Also Multiple Ways to Make a Maxi Skirt Feel Fancy

Maxi Skirts
Maxi Skirts

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A blazer, puff-sleeved top, or the addition of sequined pieces can transform even a basic black version into a formal look.

Shoe Choice Makes All the Difference

Maxi Skirts
Maxi Skirts

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Pointed-toe heels give off a '50s vibe, chunky black boots feel grunge, and sneakers are a perfect laid-back, everyday choice. Since this skirt can clearly be worn a million different ways, it's worth experimenting with a shoe that fits your mood and makes a maxi work for your own personal style.

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