Cute Summer Skirts For Every Occasion And Every Body Type
These skirts come in a wide range of sizes and styles that cover the summer's biggest trends: smocking, wraps, ruffles, and slits!
It's officially summer and it's time to stock up on skirts! Nothing is more comfortable in the heat and and more effortlessly elegant for your outdoor gatherings than a skirt. Of course there are many, many options out there, but I've done the digging for you and found 15 skirts with a wide range of styles and sizes for very affordable prices.
And guess what, every occasion is covered in this collection. Want to look cute at your next picnic or BBQ? You'll love Eloquii's gingham midi-skirt in a punchy orange or Reformation's checked wrap-skirt in a vintage pink. Have an evening wedding or garden party to attend? Try on AFMR's curve-hugging floral skirt or one of Pretty Little Thing's ruffled minis. Going on a tropical vacation? Anthropologie has your back with both long and short beach-ready skirts that are as vibrant as they are comfortable.
From Lulus to Loft, these brands are size inclusive and promise a gorgeous fit on every figure. I've also included the biggest skirt trends of the year — smocking, wraps, ruffles, and slits! There's a look for every event and mood, from sexy to classic, retro to daring. These are also all reasonably priced, some as low as $30. So go on, get shopping and "add to cart." Seriously, you're going to love these picks — it'll be hard to buy just one skirt. And just so you know, Livingly may collect a share of sales from the links.
Beautiful Tempest Navy Blue Print Wrap Maxi Skirt
This skirt is a best seller at Lulus for a reason. Just check out all those user-submitted photos! It's begging to be worn on your next summer getaway or for an evening out with your SO. It comes in sizes XS-XL.
One reviewer wrote: "This skirt is so flattering and perfect for multiple occasions! I wore it during my trip to Thailand and it was perfect for the hot weather. I am usually a small in Lulus bottoms and this fit true to size — the waist band is not adjustable so keep that in mind. I wore it high waisted and it fit comfortably. So worth it!"
SHOP NOW: Beautiful Tempest Navy Blue Print Wrap Maxi Skirt, $40, Lulus
Maeve Ruffled A-Line Mini Skirt
This skirt needs you to take it on a tropical summer vacation. It comes in two colors and prints, orange and blue. It's also offered in both standard and plus sizing.
One reviewer wrote: "I purchased the orange and I loved this skirt. It is well-made and great quality material. It is light and comfortable, and it just floats around you in the breeze, until a gust of wind rises and you are doing a Marilyn Monroe. Fortunately, the lining layer is a-line, so it keeps you covered. This is a summer skirt at its best! I wish there were more colors. It fits true to size."
SHOP NOW: Maeve Ruffled A-Line Mini Skirt, $98, Anthropologie
The Reformation Bea Skirt
Get yourself a tea-length skirt! The Bea is a classic cut and comes in six different prints ranging from floral to polka-dot and leopard. This soft blue Olympia print is a personal favorite and would be perfect for lying on the grass somewhere in the French countryside. Le sigh. It also comes in sizes 0-12.
How the site describes it: "Wear the skirt. The Bea is fitted in the waist with a slim fitting skirt. It has a center back zipper so it's pretty easy to get in and out of. The Bea Skirt pairs well with the Carrie Top."
SHOP NOW: The Reformation Bea Skirt, $128, The Reformation
Cascade Midi Skirt
Here's a beautiful and comfortable way to add a pop of color to your wardrobe this summer! It comes in petite, standard, and plus sizing — and reviewers love it.
One reviewer wrote: "What a delight! The material has an almost rubbery drape which helps it move beautifully. I normally wear an L or XL, depending on how narrow a skirt is cut, but even with extra covid weight, the XL is a flattering and comfortable fit (so I suspect it runs large.) Full without being overwhelming. It is an optimistic skirt. I didn't want to pay this much for a skirt, but I also don't want to take it off. Pockets!"
SHOP NOW: Cascade Midi Skirt, $148, Anthropologie
Palm Smocked Tiered Skirt
Smocking is a major trend right now and skirts are no exception. It doesn't get more summery than this floral print mini in a rich rust color. It comes in sizes XS-XXL.
One reviewer wrote: "This skirt makes me feel 10 years younger! I am 44 for reference. LOL. In all seriousness, it is pricy BUT worth it. It is well made and put a skip in my step. Not too high of one though, bc well it is not a long skirt! If you are eyeing it, treat yourself! I am 5'6 165lbs and the medium fits perfect."
SHOP NOW: Palm Smocked Tiered Skirt, $79.50, Loft
Magnolia Place Plus Size Blue & White Gingham Daisy Swing Skirt
If you're a vintage girl you're going to love this one! The light blue gingham print has appliquéd daisies for an ultra-sweet touch. It would be perfect for a picnic, don't you think? Like most Unique Vintage clothing, it's sold in plus and standard sizing.
How the site describes it: "Floral beauty, dears! This sweet plus size separate by Magnolia Place is a delightful vintage style swing skirt, crafted in a marvelous layer of sheer blue and white gingham over a white lining, and dotted with white fabric daisies. The banded waist is cinched in with a back zipper and button for a fashionable show!"
SHOP NOW: Magnolia Place Plus Size Blue & White Gingham Daisy Swing Skirt, $58, Unique Vintage
Shop in standard sizing here.
AFRM Venice Floral Ruched Powermesh Skirt
This ruched floral skirt will show off your curves whatever your size. It's both sexy and elegant and would make for a perfect skirt to wear at brunch with the girls or for an evening soiree. It comes in plus and standard sizing at Nordstrom.
One reviewer wrote: "I love the AFRM brand, what amazing clothing with such a cool vibe. This skirt with the fabulous ruching and lovely floral print on a dark background is incredible. Since I am 5'3" the Venice Ruched Powermesh Skirt ends up being a midi length which I love. The mesh fabric is amazing with a perfect underliner. I have paired my skirt with a black tank top, as much as I love the look of the matching crop top but being a woman close to 70 I find that top is meant for younger ladies out there. Ruching always calls my name, this skirt is incredible."
SHOP NOW: AFRM Plus Venice Floral Ruched Powermesh Skirt, $68, Nordstrom
Shop in standard sizing here.
AF Tiered Midaxi Skirt
Check out this airy floral print skirt with a smocked waist and a thigh-high slit. It's effortlessly sexy and can be dressed up or down. It comes in sizes XXS-XL.
One reviewer wrote: "Sexy, yet modest and oh so flattering! I love how this skirt is flowy and sexy and hides my imperfect Covid bulge;). For reference, I’m 5’8.5” / 142 lbs / 27” waist and 41” hips. Very pear shaped and the size medium regular fits great. I coupled this skirt with the white tie-strap V-neck cami and they are perfection together. Cutest outfit in my closet!!"
SHOP NOW: Tiered Midaxi Skirt, $69, Abercrombie
Plus Pink Floral Ruffled Detail Mini Skirt
Okay, kind of in love with this whole lewk. That color, that cut, that ruffle! Yes, please. It comes in sizes 12-26. I own a PLT skirt and can attest to their adorable fit.
How the site describes it: "This pretty mini skirt is a must for your SS wardrobe. Featuring a pink floral print material with a frill hem and a ruffled detail, team this with the matching bodysuit and strappy sandals for upcoming plans with the dolls."
SHOP NOW: Plus Pink Floral Ruffled Detail Mini Skirt, $30, Pretty Little Thing
Find the matching top here.
O'Niell Ambrosio Mauve Pink High-Low Maxi Skirt
This is another popular Lulus skirt, evidenced by the many uploaded photos of users wearing it. The size range is from XS-XL and it comes in five different colors.
One reviewer wrote: "If you think you will like this skirt, order it now. You will love it. It is super flattering on my pear shape. Fits perfectly true to size. Like others have said, there is no stretch so be sure that the waist measurements will fit before you order. Paired it with Lulus Basics off-the-shoulder top. Definitely will be wearing this skirt a lot this spring/summer!"
SHOP NOW: O'Niell Ambrosio Mauve Pink High-Low Maxi Skirt, $49.50, Lulus
Orange Gingham Midi Skirt With Flounce
If this outfit doesn't put you in a summer mood, nothing will! This skirt comes in sizes 14-28 and promises to get you compliments every time you wear it.
One reviewer wrote: "This skirt is just perfect for summer — light weight, breezy, chic, and sexy. The slit is extremely high so wear tights under it. I plan to wear it with white sneakers and a T-shirt tied up to the side. There's no elastic in the waist so size up if you're thick in the mid section. I am 5'4, its fits me fine no dragging on the ground hits right at the ankle. Get it before it's sold out. I got the orange cold shoulder top too for when I want to dress it up."
SHOP NOW: Orange Gingham Midi Skirt with Flounce, $99.95, Eloquii
The Reformation Baker Linen Skirt
This skirt is giving Clueless vibes in the best way possible. The gingham is wholesome enough for a picnic while the cut is sexy enough for date night. Offered in size 0-12, it promises to fit like a glove.
How the site describes it: "What slit? The Baker Skirt is an easy option to throw on and go with its lightweight linen fabric. This mini length skirt is slim fitting through the waist and has a more relaxed fit at the side slit. The Baker Linen Skirt pairs well with the Pia Top."
SHOP NOW: The Reformation Baker Linen Skirt, $98, The Reformation
Adelaide Mini Skirt
Smocking in a gorgeous apricot print? Yes, please. It's summery and on-trend but also will be a favorite in your closet for years to come. It comes in both standard and plus sizing.
One reviewer wrote: "Anthropologie’s clothing always take me to a place when I put them on, and this skirt takes me right back to Morocco. It is light weight and flowery, you feel it swirl around you as you walk and it is so flattering! I am only 5’2 so I wear it higher than the models in the picture and it’s perfect!"
SHOP NOW: Adelaide Mini Skirt, $98, Anthropologie
Plus Dusty Blue Floral Ruffle Mini Skirt
And we have yet another enviable outfit from Pretty Little Thing. The blue floral is reminiscent of Hawaii and would fit just as well on an island as at a dinner date. The sizing ranges from 12-26.
How the site describes it: "Get maxing out your SS wardrobe with this insanely cute mini skirt. Featuring a dusty blue floral print material with a frill hem and a ruffled detail, team this with a white bodysuit and cowboy style boots for upcoming plans with the dolls."
SHOP NOW: Plus Dusty Blue Floral Ruffle Mini Skirt, $30, Pretty Little Thing
Find the matching top here.
The Reformation Gingham Sax Skirt
If you love gingham and wrap skirts, this one might belong in your closet. The muted pink color is called Primrose Check and it ties in a in a voluminous bow for a cute touch. It comes in sizes XS-XL.
How the site describes it: "Tie a knot. The Sax is a mini wrap style skirt. It has an adjustable side tie so you can fit it to your liking. The Sax Skirt pairs well with the Elin Tank."
SHOP NOW: Sax Skirt, $98, The Reformation