Three seasons in and the wrap jersey skirt is still an all-round winner with my clients. And for good reason. My only complaint is that the silhouette is hard to find, and I wish there was a greater assortment of colours and patterns. 

Here’s why the wrap jersey skirt is fab.

Flattering on a Range of Body Types

The clever silhouette works well for curvy and straight figures. It straightens OR flattens the hip and thigh area depending on your preference thanks to well-positioned ruching and magical diagonal lines. The silhouette is forgiving on the midsection, making it a style that apple shaped body types can also feel confident wearing. 

Great with Flats

The style works particularly well with casual flats like sandals, loafers, espadrilles and sneakers. This makes it an excellent option for gals on the go, and for those who like to wear skirts, but not heels.

Anthropologie Monetta Midi Skirt

Can be Dressed Up or Down

Although I think of the wrap jersey skirt as more of a casual piece, it can be dressed up and worn with heels and a dressier support act. It can also be worn casually as a beach cover-up with tee, denim jacket, flip flops and hat. Or dressed up with silky top, jacket and strappy heeled sandals.

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No Uni-Leg

The maxi version of this skirt is fabulous because it showcases a part of the leg in the front of the skirt. That makes the style look grounded, thereby preventing the uni-leg effect. It also makes the silhouette easier to walk in.

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Covered Yet Alluring

The leg baring integrity of the skirt is subtle, but increases as you stride. Covered from the back and on the sides, but party in front. Some of the front slits come up higher than others so make sure you do the walk-test and sit-down-test before you commit to the item.

Anthropologie Monetta Midi Skirt


Jersey, if nothing else, is extremely soft and comfortable. The silhouette stretches over all the right spots on the body without it looking overly clingy. The elastic waist is forgiving on the midsection. The front vent makes the style breezy and there’s no need to worry about the skirt blowing up in the wind.


Many wrap skirts are machine washable making them easy to maintain and take along on a trip.

Finally, a note on fit: Petites should try to buy the style in petite lengths to ensure that the back isn’t too long because it’s often a difficult item to hem.