Refresh your wardrobe with a versatile summer skirt
Summer skirts are certainly not a style to be feared – choose wisely, and you might just find the most flattering, reliable buy in your wardrobe. There are tonnes of fabulous styles on the high street to suit all shapes and for all occasions. We particularly love the midi skirt, this season’s style hero and a very wearable and super flattering style.
Looking to hide a tummy? Box pleating will do the trick perfectly, and thankfully there are so many summer skirts to choose from with clever pleated material that will easily hide a multitude of sins. If it’s legs you’re not confident about – what could be better than a midi skirt?! Just add a pair of leg-lengthening heels and they’ll instantly look longer and slimmer.
Choose from plain or printed style skirts depending on your occasion.Textures and new fabrics are a great way to embrace this season’s trends without deviating too far away from your usual options, or add a bit of colour to your wardrobe and team with a simple tee to dress your look down or smarten it up with a white shirt and go to town with some statement jewellery. If prints aren’t your thing then opt for a simple stripe or block colour skirt, the summer calls for some colour after all that drab winter grey and black!
Click through for our fashion team’s edit of the best summer skirts to suit every shape. Happy shopping!
We absolutely love this pretty patterned full skirt. It's the perfect choice for that special summer event, and works throughout most seasons. Just team with a silk ivory blouse, tuck in to define your waist and finish off with some gorgeous strappy sandals and a simple clutch.
A denim skirt is as much of a staple as your classic jeans throughout summer. Choose a style with a breatheable fabric to keep you cool on the warmer days. This botton-through design is flattering and easy to wear - just add a breton t-shirt and some white trainers to finish the look.
Don't like your legs? There's absolutely no reason to stay away from skirts this season - simply opt for a flattering and comfortable maxi skirt instead. This breezy, boho style from Mango will look gorgeous worn with loose layers and flat sandals.
Super slimming pencil skirts will really flatter those with a curvier frame, but all shapes will look gorgeous in this monochrome design with a flattering waist belt. Opt for skirts cut above the knee if you are petite, though, to help elongate your frame.
Red is a guaranteed head-turner, and this high waisted style is a classic you'll wear again and again. With flattering pleats around the waistband and a fun, swishy style, snap it up now and style with a bardot top.
Add a casual, everyday style to your summer skirt roster with this comfortable jersey style. Perfect for summer holidays, its knee-length design is flattering on most shapes, and it hangs beautifully when on. A real go-to summer buy.
A jersey maxi skirt makes daytime dressing easy. Wear this tie dye style on the beach on holiday, or pair with a denim jacket and comfy trainers to add a summery twist to your everyday look.
Embrace the hottest texture of the season with an easy-to-wear suede skirt. The a-line shape is flattering on most body types, and this can be dressed up with a ruffled blouse for an on-trend take on seventies styling.
Try a fun, feminine style for a carefree summer look. Gingham print is always a fashion favourite, and opting for a lighter coloure palette as opposed to traditional black and white means you're summer ready in an instant. Add a simple off-shoulder top to finish the ensemble.
A classic denim button-down skirt is a staple in any wardrobe. Perfect paired with everything from t-shirts and trainers to an embellished top, it'll be your go-to option throughout summer.