This Once “Ugly” Skirt Trend Is Extremely Cool Now

If we’d told you a couple of years ago that knee-length skirts were going to be cool again soon, you might’ve questioned our authority. Perhaps we should’ve because here we are. This has, undoubtedly, been the year of the skirt, with maxi and miniskirts dominating our attention and the stock at practically every retailer. Now, it’s the ’90s-inspired knee skirt’s turn.

Knee skirts have a fair share of “frumpy, ugly” connotations, but as Emily Ratajkowski proved for a night out over the weekend, those thoughts are fading away. EmRata paired a low-rise tiger-print skirt with a tied-up button-down shirt and black leather Khaite boots, proving that knee-length skirts aren’t just for office skirt suits anymore. To avoid the corporate vibe they’re known for, follow EmRata’s lead and choose fun, trend-forward pieces to pair with yours, and maybe avoid the basic pumps.

Scroll to see Ratajkowski’s fun knee-skirt look and shop chic options. 

On Emily Ratajkowski: D&G skirt; Louis Vuitton bag; Khaite Davis Knee High Boots ($1200)

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