It’s time to get those legs out of hibernation with a nostalgic shirred skirt worthy of a sun-kissed outing.
The virtues of shirred dresses and tops have been extolled at large – easy-peasy summertime styling made simple – but now it’s time to meet the newest addition to the shirred family, the shirred skirt.
In keeping with fashion’s current frisson with all things 00s – according to Lyst, searches are up for nostalgic and, just to make you feel old, vintage 00s pieces by 80% in recent months – the shirred skirt is being ushered into the stylistic sphere as a simple way of embracing the retro trend.
But while you might not be in the lane of wanting to dress like a TikTok star, there are a slew of ways to make the shirred skirt trend work for you. Pair with a halterneck or tank top for a nod to the 00s, or simply throw on over a swimsuit or with a crisp white T-shirt for a mooch to your local lido. These skirts are summer personified; all that’s left for you to do is to give them their time to shine.
Never Fully Dressed Plus shirred midi skirt
This floaty midi skirt has a shirred waistband which matches the co-ord it forms the second half of perfectly or, if you prefer a more muted palette, a classic white T-shirt.
Shop Never Fully Dressed Plus shirred midi skirt at Asos, £31
Karen Millen shirred viscose modal skirt
It’s the colour of the season, and now thankfully green is being interpreted into a slew of summertime favourites. We’re loving this emerald-toned shirred skirt.
Shop Karen Millen shirred viscose modal skirt, £51
Oliver Bonas animal spot frilled mini skirt
A cute and timeless take on the trend comes by way of Oliver Bonas, whose animal print skirt is crying out to be paired with a fun T-shirt and some chunky sandals.
Shop Oliver Bonas animal spot frilled mini skirt, £45
H&M tiered skirt
A simple, yet sophisticated, take on the shirred skirt trend, this black chiffon mini is a perfect way to dip a toe into the pool. Pair with more black for a seriously stylish look.
Shop H&M tiered skirt, £14.99
French Connection Flores crinkle mini skirt
Lilac is a summertime staple for a reason, and this floral shirred mini is the perfect way of injecting the shade into your line-up.
Shop French Connection Flores crinkle mini skirt, £70
Honorine Pixie tiered tie-dye mini skirt
All this tiered cornflower blue shirred mini skirt needs for a summer-ready ensemble is a simple T-shirt, et voila!
Shop Honorine Pixie tiered tie-dye mini skirt at Browns Fashion, £255
& Other Stories fitted smocked skirt
This fitted, body-conscious ivory iteration is a great way for minimalists to embrace the trend. Wear with a retro logo T-shirt and chunky sandals for serious style points.
Shop & Other Stories fitted smocked skirt, £44
Vintage 70s smocked floral skirt
If you prefer a midi skirt, then this vintage shirred skirt is the perfect place to start. Pair with a racerback tank for optimal appeal.
Shop Vintage 70s smocked floral skirt at Etsy, £60
Uniqlo x JW Anderson shirred smock skirt
JW Anderson’s smash hit collaboration with Uniqlo is a foolproof fashion choice, and this ivory midi from the most recent is proof. Throw on over your swimsuit and off you go!
Shop Uniqlo x JW Anderson shirred smock skirt, £29.90
Sea Gina shirred gingham cotton-poplin skirt
Gingham is a summertime perennial; but in no greater – and easier – place does it slot than a wardrobe than in the form of a skirt.
Shop Sea Gina shirred gingham cotton-poplin skirt at MatchesFashion, £295
Na-Kd yellow shirred skirt
The colour of sunshine itself, this pretty mini is as sunny as it is simple. Wear with whites and creams to really put a firm tick in the style box.
Shop Na-Kd yellow shirred skirt, £28.95
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