No piece of clothing shows off legs to their advantage as elegantly as the miniskirt. This versatile classic has long been scandal-free. All that remains is the attraction: thanks to their unlimited styling possibilities, miniskirts make them versatile and are an integral part of many a wardrobe: from the stretch mini in denim to playful flounces and elegant pleated skirts - have you already found your style?
One skirt – many variations
The miniskirt is a timeless fashion favourite. The classic shape is slightly flared and varies in length from the middle of the thighs to a maximum knee-length, usually ending a hand's breadth above the knee. Sufficient space where different mini skirt models can show their effect. We present you with our popular miniskirts.
The slinky miniskirt: a miniskirt in stretch fabric
Tight-fitting, this miniskirt shows-off your figure. Skirts made with stretch fabric move with you and always stay in shape. Especially complimentary are figure-flattering tops tucked into the waistband of the skirt. A pretty and fashionable style contrast.
The playful miniskirt: miniskirt with frills
On these minis, floral prints or animal prints create a girlish look. The frills of this wider miniskirt swirl around your legs, airy and light. This romantic design is further enhanced by the choice of material, as delicate fabrics such as chiffon or crêpe are often used for flowery miniskirts.
The cool miniskirt: miniskirts made of leather or in a leather look
A black short skirt made of leather or synthetic leather is one of our all time favourites. A black miniskirt combined with a statement T-shirt or a white oversize shirt and boots: it's all you need to look cool. The perfect outfit for a gallery private view, concert or bar.
The trendsetter: short skirts with elegant details
It's not only cuts and materials that create variety for miniskirts. Striking details are very much in vogue nowadays. Front zips or full-length zips, highlight the front of the miniskirt. Just like button flies. These designs are best worn with tops tucked into the waistband, so that eye-catchers can also show themselves off. Ornamental seams highlight pockets or sides.
How to style your miniskirt
You have found your favourite style. How best to style it? That depends on the occasion, of course. Essentially, you can wear a miniskirt any time. The important thing is that you feel comfortable in it. We have a few tips for you:
Do the sitting test: Your miniskirt should not slide up too far when you sit down so as not to attract any unwanted attention.
A miniskirt is usually enough of an exciting eye-catcher by itself. Avoid wide-cut tops or those that show too much skin.
If the hem of your miniskirt ends where your thighs are thinnest, your legs will look longer.
Depending on which top and shoes you choose, you can make your miniskirt look feminine or more casual.
Perfect outfit for the beach
The miniskirt is the summer skirt. For the beach, the beach bar or the pool party you don't really need much - just your miniskirt, your bikini top, and a blouse or an oversize T-shirt that you knot at the front or on the side.
Casually chic for your leisure time
A jeans miniskirt is the perfect choice for a casual street style look, and so is a model made of sweat fabric. In summer you can wear a top or your favourite T-shirt. In the cooler seasons, your miniskirt can be worn with a sweatshirt or a hoodie. Of course, trainers are the right choice as shoes. This way you will get noticed when you meet your friends!
Classically feminine for special occasions
Combining black and white is always stylish and convivial: a black, simple skirt with a white blouse is the classic outfit. This will get you noticed at family celebrations as well as at the opera or when invited to dinner. Chic, but a little less classic is a miniskirt with a houndstooth check pattern worn with a tight black turtleneck pullover. Very chic and always very stylish.
Discreetly elegant at the office
Whether the miniskirt is suitable for the office depends on your employer’s dress code. You can definitely style it for the office, if appropriate. Choose a style that is not too short. It is best if your miniskirt ends just above the knee. It should fit well enough that you do not have to keep adjusting it. Pencil skirts and skirts with pinstripes are elegant business companions, especially if you combine them with blazer and T-shirt. Even a discreet stylish blouse or a plain cashmere jumper looks elegant and sophisticated.
The matching stockings for your miniskirt
Miniskirts are wearable all year round. Fortunately, there are plenty of chic stockings and leggings that you can wear with a short skirt in autumn, winter and on cooler spring days. The thickness of the stockings and their pattern depends on the season, as well as the material and style of the miniskirt. Slightly transparent stockings look nice with a dark blue Jersey miniskirt. Plain or with a subtle pattern, it is completely up to you. Winter styles like wool miniskirts or boucle skirts go well with slightly thicker wool stockings. They may also have a little structure.
Tip: tops also change in winter. Thin turtlenecks combined with short pleated skirts are recommended for colder days. Sweatshirts and knitted pullovers look good with denim skirts or miniskirts made of wool fabric.
Fashion with durability
So that you can enjoy your new short skirt for a long time to come, we at Esprit place emphasis on high quality materials and workmanship, as well as on responsible social and ecological practices. 51 years of experience and a feel for trends help us to design collections that are well received all over the world. At our stores in 40 countries worldwide, or via our online shop. Whichever miniskirt you choose will be with you quickly using climate-neutral shipping.
Bring momentum to your wardrobe – skirts for women from Esprit
Skirts are elegant, feminine and a fabulous alternative for those of you who usually wear dresses: skirts look good on you all year round. They have a perpetual fashion presence. Long or short women's skirts, straight or flared, smooth or pleated or made of chiffon. With patterns, vibrant or trendy colours and always the way you like them. Look for a skirt in our online shop.
One is like no other: skirts always make the grade
There are many opportunities to wear skirts in any season. Summer is the peak season for skirts, but there is no good reason to avoid wearing a skirt in winter. There are so many beautiful autumn and winter skirts in warmer materials like woollen fabric. Additionally, we have smart tights and leggings to keep your legs warm. In a skirt you are properly dressed for every occasion. From relaxed to official, casual to glamorous – thanks to a vast range of designs, patterns, prints and glittering detail, women’s skirts are always the perfect combination. Which one suits you best? We have a few tips for you.
Mini, midi, maxi – how much leg do you want to show?
The length of the skirt must be the first thing you look for. There are three different lengths of skirt:
Mini: the short one. The length of this skirt varies from mid-thigh to just above the knee. For bewitchingly long legs. Jeans skirts or leather skirts are a classic.
Midi: the golden middle. Knee-length or calf-length, for traditional outfits – a good choice for every woman.
Maxi: the long one. It reaches at least down to the ankle, sometimes it touches the back of your feet. Women's skirts with a feminine touch. Wear them with sandals or ballerinas, as worn by tall women who want to look a little shorter.
A short skirt visually lengthens your legs and is very suitable for shorter women, while long designs can work the other way. A swinging midi-length skirt suits most women: The skirt ends where the legs are particularly slim and deftly covers chunky thighs.
A mere formality: which skirt suits which figure?
We can tell you this much: there is something for everyone. Let us begin with the least complex and most popular model, the A-line skirt. It is slightly flared and conjures-up wider hips and stronger thighs. Often available as a lively plate skirt. You can conceal a belly with a higher-up waistband. The jean skirt with a waistband is a doubly good choice because the firmer material makes the belly appear flatter. Pencil skirts emphasise a feminine figure. Curves are favourable here, but with a flat stomach, because these women's skirts are figure-hugging. They reach down to the knee, sometimes even to the calf, therefore we recommend shoes with a heel. A slit facilitates walking and leg freedom. The pencil skirt is a favourite for getting down to business. Together with a blouse and elegant pumps, it creates the perfect office look. A maxi skirt will help hide buttocks, thighs and sturdier calves. A lot of flowing fabric plays around your legs without them showing through. The concealing effect is also suitable if you feel your legs are too thin. If you are slender and skinny then you will suit mini skirts well. Shorter women love the mini skirt, because it lengthens the legs.
Stylish combination: which tops to wear with your skirt?
The type of top depends on the occasion. And the women's skirt you want to wear it with. A particularly beautiful figure is created by mixing different shapes, which gives it contour: tight-fitting or straight skirts are worn with a wide top, which you casually tuck into the waistband. With the skirt on display, choose a body-hugging top. Particularly slim women can also wear an oversize jumper with a wide maxi skirt.
Among our favourites in the department of loose tops for women's skirts, are
And on top? These jackets can be paired with women’s skirts
You can’t go wrong with cropped jackets. They go with short skirts just as well as with longer styles. Because they usually end at the waist and provide a break. We love short blazers, jeans jackets or varsity jackets. In winter, a thick quilted coat will look good with a short skirt or a long, flowing one.
Always one skirt length ahead: buy women's skirts from Esprit
Wide, tight, short, medium, long, patterned, plain, made of cotton, lace, Lenzing and other materials – the diversity of our women's skirts is representative of the diversity of the entire Esprit collection. We have stood for high quality for 51 years. Our experience with casual cuts, long-lasting quality and responsible production creates sustainable collections, in which fair production and the use of organic cotton and recycled fabrics are at the forefront. Take your time to have a look around in our online shop. We deliver your women's skirt to your home quickly and using climate neutrally shipping.
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