The Best 15 Slip Skirts, Inspired by the Spring 2024 Runways

From sheer midi-skirts to satin maxi versions, these are going to be the five most covetable styles.

A model wearing a slip skirt on Staud's Spring '24 runway.
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As a Marie Claire fashion editor, I usually turn to the Fashion Week runways for seasonal wardrobe inspiration. With winter in the rearview mirror, slinky spring slip skirts have been on my mind— a '90s-era trend that has re-emerged in recent seasons and is having another big moment on the Spring 2024 runways. Favorites include Carolina Herrera's sweet slip skirts covered in printed purple roses, Prada's masterful sheer textured slip skirts, and quirky embellished versions at Dries Van Noten. But the trend wasn't only seen amongst the luxury crowd. Contemporary designers also had great takes for spring, including Staud's high-waisted maxi skirts and Theory's hip-skimming waistlines from the early aughts.

That innate variation gives the slinky slip skirt silhouette longevity and a proven track record. Designed with lightweight fabrics, they're also super low maintenance and unfussy on days when the humidity index is at its peak. It makes dressing for sweat-inducing temperatures a breeze, especially when jeans or tailored trousers are simply not in the cards.

Ahead, we've rounded up our favorite runway looks and shopped out the best runway-inspired slip skirts to complete your spring wardrobe.

Slip Skirts in Full Bloom

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Floral slip skirts on the SS24 runways of Givenchy, Carolina Herrera, and Etro

Florals flourished during the SS24 Fashion Week season.

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Floral slip skirts were in full bloom on the runways at Givenchy, Carolina Herrera, and Etro. They ranged from realistic depictions of roses to abstract flowers that resembled geometric shapes. Take styling notes from each designer and pair your slip skirt with a slightly sheer top, a coordinating camisole, or an off-the-shoulder blouse in a contrasting pattern. If bold head-to-toe fashion statements aren’t your thing, style your floral slip skirt with a plain white T-shirt.

Slip Skirts That Are Barely-There

slip skirts on the SS24 runways of Adeam, Altuzarra, and Prada

If you're looking to take a fashion risk this season, slip on a sheer skirt.

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Naked dressing has become a widespread trend, especially on red carpets, but will likely continue to surge in popularity as the weather warms up. Designers like Adeam, Altuzarra, and Prada have embraced the barely-there aesthetic with a fashion take that can be worn out in public through semi-sheer slip skirts. If you're not willing to bare it all, there are ways to style them so they don't feel overexposed. Layer them with neutral biker shorts or as a layering sheath over a solid skirt. They can also work well as cover-ups at the beach or on vacation.

Slip Skirts That Sparkle

slip skirts on the SS24 runways of Altuzarra, Dries Van Noten, and Carolina Herrera

Embellishments of all kinds—from tiny sparkles to massive sequins—made a statement on the SS24 runways.

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Sparkles, sequins, and shimmers, oh my! Altuzarra, Dries Van Noten, and Carolina Herrera designed slip skirts adorned with a variety of embellishments—ranging from subtle details to in-your-face sequins. Investing in embellished fabrics is a great way to boost your spring wardrobe, mix in with your core basics, or as a fresh piece to style for a night out.

Slip Skirts With Floor-Grazing Hemlines

Floor-grazing slip skirts on the SS24 runways of Valentino, Staud, and Givenchy

Maxi skirts that sweep the floor with each step are absolute must-haves.

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A surefire way to amp up the drama of any garment is to opt for a floor-length hemline. If you need visual evidence, look no further than Valentino, Staud, and Givenchy—each demonstrated that sweeping slip skirts have the ability to turn heads and provide some exaggerated sense of movement as you enter and exit a room. Maxi skirts are swiftly climbing in popularity, rivaling last year's mini-skirt craze.

Slip Skirts That Nod to the '90s

'90s era slip skirts on the SS24 Runways of Altuzarra, Dries Van Noten, and Theory

This spring, we're taking a trip back in time to the '90s.

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We may be living in 2024, but Altuzarra, Dries Van Noten, and Theory have reminded us that slip skirts from the '90s are very much alive and well. Most notably defined by styles like midriff-baring waistlines and pencil silhouettes, these slip skirts are your minimally minded variations that pair seamlessly with open-toe kitten heels, thin-strap tank tops, and slightly chunky hoop earrings.

Lauren Tappan
Fashion Editor

Lauren is the Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, where she writes trend reports, shopping pieces, and celebrity news stories. Prior to Marie Claire, Lauren worked for Harper’s Bazaar and ELLE as a freelance editor with a specific focus on seasonal styles and coveted products. She also worked for Town & Country, where she developed a robust portfolio of fashion roundups and designer profiles.

Lauren graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in communications and a minor in journalism. While attending Penn, Lauren contributed to the university's fashion magazine, The Walk, while also interning for Philadelphia Style Magazine and EveryStylishGirl.

When she’s not exploring the world of fashion, you can find Lauren sharpening her skills as DJ, discovering new restaurants in New York City (she’s a foodie), and spending quality time with friends and family. Follow her along at @laurenktappan.