10 Affordable Long Skirts Because You Can't Wear a Mini Everywhere

Be a lot cooler if you didn't.

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According to us, the skirt length of the future approaches the ankle, but better yet with yards of ruffles swirling around it. Skeptical all that extra fabric wouldn't be suffocating in high summer? Think again—in fact, test it out yourself with 10 affordable midis and maxis we *know* will look and feel as cool having a personal, water-spritzing fan hanging around your neck.

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Plays to all the best nautical tropes, with room for more (white bikini, straw bag, leather slides, albatross).

Storets, $58

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2

Basically a sarong a can wear on dry land.

Boohoo, $40

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3

Looks way more expensive than it is, thanks to a fashion-y asymmetrical cut and coral print.

Topshop, $40

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4

When a twirly, graph-paper print, bias-cut skirt goes on super sale, you gotta.

Aritzia, $100

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5

For maximum cohesiveness, order up a mojito. Or absinthe. 

Mango, $80

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6

No idea why they decided to shoot it like this when the main selling point is that, with one side magenta, and the other red, you get two skirts in one. Or just one with a split personality.

Front Row Shop, $60

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7

A dece substitute until you can afford Rodarte couture.

H&M, $60

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8

Very into a paperbag waist, even more into the Roman Holiday-ness of a full, pleated skirt.

Uniqlo, $30

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9

Be extra and pair this crinkly lilac guy with even more metallic.

& Other Stories, $65

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10

So you only have to hike up one side when you sit so the train doesn't drag on the filthy floor. Practical.

Zara, $40

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