What To Wear: How To Rock Maxi Skirts Right Now

The alternative to the cocktail dress.


Maxi skirts need not be limited to warm weather and sandal pairings when there are so many festive sequined, ribbed knit, and silk organza varieties to don during the holiday party season. Go formal—and even black tie!—with a bell-style skirt and a collared crop top (that doesn’t reveal too much), or dress a slinky sequin number down with a slouchy cashmere turtleneck. Plus, if you pair the look with a stiletto, your legs will look mile-long. Either way, winter’s maxi skirt is a toasty alternative for a holiday look.

Details (from left): Cashmere turtleneck sweater, $79.90 at UNIQLO; Donna Karan Sequin Maxi Skirt, $698.25 at The Outnet; Marc Jacobs Ruffle Wool-Crepe Top, $3,858 at Matches Fashion; J.W. Anderson Draped Rib-Knit Maxi Skirt, $450 at Moda Operandi; Kenzo Crop Top, $254.02 at Farfetch; Abella Ball Gown Skirt, $698 at Alice & Olivia; Band of Outsiders Leather-Trimmed Blazer, $420 at The Outnet; Alexander McQueen Classic Maxi Skirt, $864.50 at Farfetch.