The Micro Miniskirt Is Back, and I’ve Found So Many Epic Versions
This season, designers, from Fendi to Versace, revived the micro miniskirt. Miu Miu stole the show on the spring/summer 2022 runway, debuting a utilitarian take on the mini with teeny-tiny proportions not much thicker than a wide belt. Styles from the early noughties are back in full force, and we’re seeing an excess of low-slung denim, shrunken fibres and cut-outs to accompany said aesthetic.
The references to Y2K are strong, and although the micro miniskirt has divided opinions, booming sales are evidence of its rising popularity. The years 2000 to 2003 were the heyday for micro miniskirts, with pop culture icons such as Christina Aguilera, Halle Berry and Cindy Crawford being captured out and about in styles no wider than a few inches, give or take. The era was synonymous with female empowerment, expressed through playful styling and barely-there clothes.