Like cargo pants, cargo skirts (also called utility skirts) are having their fashion moment. Parachute skirts are a related trend. Cargo skirts are still more of a fringe trend than cargo pants. And since pants tend to be more popular than skirts, it might stay that way.
Cargo skirts come in all sorts of lengths, fabrics, colours, silhouettes, and in denim too. Some have the added front slit, and some are a nod to the mini trend. Their cargo pockets can be flat, subtle and minimal, or make more of a statement. Some are straight and slim, and others A-line, flared and more voluminous.
Here are some examples.
Personally, I like the idea of a midi-length cargo skirt. I wore a white A-line midi version in the ‘80s that hitched up with a tab on one side. Fun skirt! So far, the silhouettes that appeal to me are in colours that don’t appeal to me, and vice versa. But if the right one came along, I’d bite. I’d wear one in blue or white denim too.
Cargo skirts might take a minute to style. Many have been styled with cropped tops, which are of course not the only option! You’d have to figure out a top pairing if you don’t want to wear something tucked, semi-tucked, or fitted. I’d choose something short, fluid, and welted that blousons over the waistband. Or I’d wear a short boxy shirt, or semi-tuck a roomy blouse.
How about you? Are you a skirt person, and if so, do cargo skirts tickle your fancy? Or are you sticking to cargo and utility pants?