Top Skirt Trends for 2014

The skirt is the style statement of the year. With so many cuts and designs to choose from, DESIblitz explores the Summer/Autumn skirt trends for 2014.

Skirts Trends

Skirts are the statement clothing that can be pulled off in any weather.

2014 is the year of the skirt. Our bold yet vindicated claim can be backed up by this season’s catwalks.

The skirt has always remained a huge trend throughout the years.

They have graced many office cubicles, family functions, girls nights out etc. However this year’s fashion has embraced it’s femininity and the skirt has become a major trend.

This season’s skirt has been making great breakthroughs with new innovative ideas alongside recycled inspirations. Not only are they unique and fresh but they are also the statement piece for your wardrobe this Summer/Autumn 2014.

Generally skirts can range between different lengths; mini, midi or maxi, materials and colours. Certain skirt lengths can completely change your look, raise eyebrows (the mini skirt) or simply boost your confidence.

Even though the mini hasn’t played a big role in Summer/Autumn trends, the midi and maxi skirts have been very popular.

Most importantly, skirts are the statement clothing that can be pulled off in any weather and DESIblitz is here to take you through all the skirt trends for Summer/Autumn 2014.

The Maxi Skirt

Maxi Skirt Trends

Whether it’s flowing, straight or even sheer, this easily transformable statement piece can be changed from a laid back daytime look to an evening showstopper.

Maxi skirts have been the go to look for Summer 2014; their ease, comfort and complementing styles have connected with women everywhere this season.

Not only can they add that extra length that makes you feel like a supermodel, but it’s also great for those scorching hot summers where you want to wear something lightweight yet attractive.

Celebrities such as Rachel Weisz have easily pulled off a sheer, polka dot number whilst Jenna Louise-Coleman’s lacy skirt is a more comfortable option.

Alessandra Ambrosio approached the more bling-ier take on this trend in an incredible cream sequinned fishtail skirt, beckoning the question; what is the red carpet without that extra glam?

Long spilt sided maxis can be worn with beautifully embellished belts to give a Grecian Goddess look.

Alternatively, a jersey maxi skirt can be paired with a printed tee and some wedged heels for a more casual look. The maxi skirt is flattering for every women and no matter how you decide to wear this look you are guaranteed to look effortless!

The Midi Skirt

Midi Skirt Trends

Inspired by the 1940s elegant and sophisticated fashion, the midi skirt is making a prominent impact on 2014.

Modern designers are making the look more fun and easier to wear and going by this season alone; the trend is surely here to stay.

Midi skirts have proved to be a very sexy option this season with a tighter cut that gradually becomes tighter around the knees.

This not only gives the look an edge but it also allows your curves to step into the spotlight! It is incredibly feminine and can complement all body types which is why it’s such a huge trend.

Kim Kardashian is well-known for pulling off this look the best. Her sizzling curves in these clingy designs give off a racy look with a hint of sophistication.

However you don’t have to go for the tight pencil shaped construction; couture fashion welcome’s midi’s that are flowy, corrugated and even puffy. These have a more girly, fun and daytime look that are very versatile.

A cute pleated midi could be coupled with some trendy jelly flats creating a very fun and quirky outfit. Alternatively, a structured bodycon paired with sexy strappy heels and a sheer blouse can create a sophisticated yet edgy look.

The Crossover Skirt

Crossover Skirt Trends

We absolutely love this trend, it is innovative, funky and extremely hot this season. The crossover skirt is a usually a mini skirt that crosses over the waist leaving a gap that creates a sexy split. It’s super trendy!

Kylie Jenner pulls off the crossover skirt in a cool black number topped with a plain white tee and strappy heels;  she makes this look seem completely effortless!

This look can be made quite funky with the addition of printed tees, chequered shirts and pumps. Alternatively it can be dressed up as a chic number when paired with a strappy vest top and stilettos for a glamorous night out.

So there you are, your quick and essential Summer/Autumn 2014  guide through all the latest statement trends.

As stated above, skirts are one of the most prominent trends this season and every lady would benefit from having at least one of the above looks in their wardrobe.

There are so many styles, sizes, materials that will suit women of all shapes and sizes. Even the risqué crossover skirt will be a brave yet rewarding buy.

How will you be showing off those killer curves, those sexy legs and that showstopping length this summer?

Mariam is an undergraduate student studying Classical Civilisations. She loves anything creative, reading, loves to travel, socialise and most importantly shop! Her motto is: “The best is yet to come!”