The 10 Best Mini Skirts for Grown-Ups

Sophisticated minis that can adapt to your cold-weather wardrobe.

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Welcome to The Essentials, our weekly series highlighting a must-have classic, key to building a timeless, pulled-together closet.

We've seen the reign of midi and maxi skirts over the past few years, but we're here to take a stand for the classic mini. Mini skirt styles don't have to adhere to belly-baring, low-rise stereotypes anymore. The shorter skirt silhouette has come a long way. Feminine, yet sophisticated, in varying patterns, textures, and fabric weights—mini skirts are actually an all-season standby. Yes, we are standing behind minis, even during the colder parts of the year (with layers, of course). Whether you prefer a cozy knit or a cool denim makeup, there's a mini out there for you. Ahead, 10 skirt that solidify the mini skirt's essential wardrobe status.

Sara Holzman
Sara Holzman

Sara Holzman is the Fashion Editor at Marie Claire covering runway trends and tracking down the latest finds to buy and wear. When she’s not writing about fashion, she pens about the best places to jet-off to.