Denim skirts aren’t very popular with my clients and friends, although their teenage and young adult daughters like to wear tight denim mini skirts. Some of my clients prefer to wear denim shorts, jeans and cropped pants. Some enjoy wearing skirts in flowing light fabrics, but not in heavy denim. Some find denim skirts constricting and uncomfortable. Others find them unattractive, conservative, juvenile or too Western.
I like them. Denim skirts can be comfortable and breezy, and to my eye look elegant and fab. They have a vintage and modern retro integrity to them that is appealing. They needn’t be super short and tight if that’s not your thing. They can be knee-length, midi, maxi, A-line and flared. They can have asymmetrical hemlines, and incorporate a little stretch for comfort. They come in all sorts of blue denim washes, and white, blue, black, grey and olive too. They can have pocket, button, zipper, belt, godet inset, pintuck, ruffle, gathering, distressing, and paper-bag design detailing. The patchwork versions are having their mega trendy moment.
The weight of the denim can vary too. Denim can be as lightweight as chambray or as heavy as corduroy. The collection shows a wide assortment of denim skirts across a range of washes and silhouettes.
Over the decades I’ve had many denim skirts in my wardrobe. I passed on a fun ‘80s acid wash denim midi skirt last year because it was a very narrow silhouette. Constricting pencil skirts no longer have a place in my style, but I do miss having a denim skirt. So I’m after a ‘70s A-line or flared midi silhouette with a little or a lot of swoosh, and have a few on order. As far as footwear goes, I’ll wear the skirt with crisp and clean fashion sneakers and hi-tops most of the time, and occasionally throw in tall and short boots, and maybe loafers and ballet flats too.
Over to you. Do you wear denim skirts?