Gisele Bündchen Breathes New Life Into a '90s Denim Trend

The model is ringing in a fresh era for the underrated style.

Gisele Bündchen wears a denim midi skirt in New York City
If someone can bring back the denim midi skirt, it's Gisele Bündchen.
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If someone can bring back the denim midi skirt, it's Gisele Bündchen. The model looked anything but retro wearing a Victoria Beckham patched jean skirt while promoting her new cookbook in New York City yesterday.

Bündchen dressed up the skirt—which, on the hanger or styled differently could read "art teacher"—with a long camel brown coat layered over a black tucked-in knit turtleneck. She accessorized with a black leather belt, her Saint Laurent puffer denim shoulder bag, and of course, her signature knee-high boots. (This time, Celine was the designer behind her sleek, pointed-toe footwear.)

Gisele Bündchen is bringing back the '90s with her denim midi skirt

Bündchen looked anything but retro wearing a Victoria Beckham patched denim midi skirt in New York City yesterday.

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Bündchen never met a pair of knee-high boots she didn't love, and has been known to wear a pair of blue jeans or a mid-length skirt on occasion. But this triple-threat of an outfit—combining the knee-high boots, the midi skirt, and the denim fabric—is a first for the '90s supermodel.

Earlier this week, Bündchen wore the same outfit "in a different font," as they say, with a slouchy, white knit midi turtleneck dress, cinched at the waist with a light brown leather belt. Gray suede knee-high boots, a long caramel trench coat, and that same Saint Laurent puffer denim shoulder bag completed the look.

Gisele Bundchen wearing a denim midi skirt and black boots

Bündchen's skirt featured a flouncy hemline and pointed-toe stiletto boots.

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'90s-inspired mid-length jean skirts are a reigning denim trend. Last year, maxis took over the runway for luxury brands like Altuzarra and Emilia Wickstead. "We have seen the mini and midi skirt category grow immensely over the last season," Katie Rowland, womenswear, kidswear, and fine jewelry buying director at Mytheresa told Marie Claire last week. "So, it would make sense that this can translate into denim." She suggested balancing the denim with more polished silhouettes like A-line, pencil, and maxis, and pairing the skirts with crisp, white button-downs and tailored separates.

With the trend only guaranteed to keep going, keep reading to shop denim midi skirts inspired by Bündchen's early spring outfit.

Julia Gray

Julia Gray is a contributing fashion writer at Marie Claire, where she covers runway trends, celebrity style, and shopping. In her six years as a journalist, Julia’s reporting has ranged across style, music, Internet culture, art, retail, tech, and more. In addition to Marie Claire, Julia writes for outlets like the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Ringer, New York Magazine, Pitchfork, Nylon, and Vice, among others. Julia's fashion reporting is led by curiosity. Julia is not only interested in critiquing and covering pop culture, but in understanding what our pop culture says about how we live and modern values. When she’s not writing, Julia hosts a podcast called Girls Room, where she and her co-host revisit shows like Girls and Gossip Girl from the beginning with guests like comedian Cat Cohen and writer Hunter Harris. Girls Room was recently cited in the New York Times.