By Karli Poliziani

Master Your Long Skirt Style: Five Essential Fabrics to Elevate Your Look

rom sophisticated satin to edgy leather, discover the hottest fabric trends to elevate your long skirts and create show-stopping looks this spring.
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Long skirts are a fashion staple, offering endless versatility and timeless elegance. This season, they’re being revamped with a variety of fabrics that add a touch of personality to elevate any look.

We’re taking inspiration from street style to show you five ways to style long skirts this spring, in a variety of luxury fabrics, to make your fashion stand out.

1. Luxe Satin:

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PARIS, FRANCE – FEBRUARY 29: Toni Garrn wears a black blazer, a black long satin skirt, and black boots, outside Off-White, during the Womenswear Fall/Winter 2024/2025 as part of Paris Fashion Week on February 29, 2024 in Paris, France. (Photo by Claudio Lavenia/Getty Images)

Satin is the epitome of elegance, and it’s making a big comeback in long skirts. The fabric’s smooth, lustrous finish instantly elevates any look.

Style Tip: Opt for a bias-cut satin skirt for a flattering silhouette that drapes beautifully. Pair it with a simple camisole and strappy heeled sandals for a timeless evening look, or dress it down with a slouchy sweater and sneakers for a modern twist.

2. Edgy Leather:

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PARIS, FRANCE – NOVEMBER 14: Sara Carnicella wears a tweed knitted beret hat from Chanel, a white wool pullover from Natan, a purple/burgundy leather skirt from Natan, a Valentino studded “Rockstud” purple leather bag, studded pointy shoes from Valentino, on November 14, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)

Leather adds a touch of cool factor to long skirts, making them perfect for those who want to make a statement. This season, look for buttery soft leather skirts in rich tones like black, chocolate brown, or even burgundy.

Style Tip: Pair your leather skirt with a chunky knit sweater and combat boots for a cold weather-ready outfit, or dress it down with a graphic tee and sneakers for an everyday look.

3. Classic Denim:

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PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 21: A guest wears black sunglasses, gold snake pendant earrings, a gold large chain with shell pendants necklace, a navy blue with white and gold print pattern silk scarf, a white shirt, a pale blue faded denim long skirt, a navy blue denim ripped pattern handbag, black/white/pale yellow shiny leather Air Force One sneakers from Nike, outside Bluemarble, during the Menswear Spring/Summer 2024 as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 21, 2023 in Paris, France. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)

Denim is a perennial favourite, and this season, long denim skirts are taking centre stage.

Style Tip: Opt for a high-waisted silhouette with a front slit, paired with a classic button-down blouse for a vintage-inspired vibe.

4. Flowy Sheer:

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COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – AUGUST 09: A guest wears gold earrings, a white latte pearls long necklace, a white cropped tank-top, a pale grey oversized V-neck pullover, a beige and brown striped print pattern long skirt, a beige with burgundy borders leather vintage handbag from Chanel, white shiny leather pointed heels shoes, outside OperaSport, during the Copenhagen Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2024 on August 09, 2023 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)

Sheer fabric adds a touch of romance and femininity to long skirts. This season, look for skirts crafted from delicate fabrics like chiffon or mesh.

Style Tip: Opt for a layered look by pairing a sheer skirt with a longer, thicker fabric top, such as a sweater, and statement jewellery.

5. Breezy Linen:

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PARIS, FRANCE – APRIL 26: A guest wears a black lace flower print pattern shoulder-off top, a black linen buttoned gilet, a beige / green / pale yellow striped print pattern oversized blazer jacket, a black matte leather large shoulder bag, a beige denim slit / split long skirt, black leather strappy heels sandals, outside the COS show, on April 26, 2023 in Paris, France. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images )

Linen is a natural fibre known for its breathability and relaxed drape. This season, linen long skirts are a perfect choice for warm weather. Look for skirts in neutral tones like beige or white, or embrace bolder colours like mustard yellow or olive green.

Style Tip: Linen’s natural texture adds a touch of sophistication to any outfit, making it perfect for both casual and dressy occasions. So, feel free to dress down your linen skirt with a cropped band tee or dress up your look with a bold blazer.

By incorporating these fabrics into your long skirt game, you can create unique and stylish looks that are sure to turn heads. Experiment with different textures and styles, and embrace the versatility of the long skirt this season!

This story originally appeared in GRAZIA International.