The Return of the Mini Skirt

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The return of the mini skirt is upon us, and honestly? We’re not mad about it.

Although you might have thought that the Y2K era was behind us, we’re now confident that it’s back with a vengeance. With the return of platform sandals, butterfly clips and the controversial low rise, it was only a matter of time before mini skirts made a comeback.

At Afterpay Australian Fashion Week 2022, we’ve been seeing mini skirts everywhere – from the runway shows of different designers, to some standout street-style looks. Here are some of our faves.

Oroton Resort 23 | Photo: Getty

This colourful number (above) graced the Oroton Resort 23 runway, bringing life to all of our Y2K fantasies with a refined silk mini skirt, complete with a poppy sign printed fabric.

Aaizel Resort 23 | Photo: Getty

Then, on the Aaizel Resort 23 runway, we saw a more structured mini skirt, giving us chic school uniform vibes. This structured style is reminiscent of the recent Miu Miu range, working with pleating and a low rise waistband.

Beare Park Resort 23 | Photo: Getty

Beare Park offered up a more party-girl mini skirt, adding a little bit of sparkle to the runway and giving us the full mini mini skirt fantasy, Xtina style.

Nat Gunn arrives at the Erik Vyon show at AAFW 2022. Photo: Getty

We’re obsessed with this bubble-shaped mini skirt that Nat Gunn rocked tot he Erik Vyon Resort 23 show, which is super reminiscent Y2K “it girl” party dresses… don’t say you didn’t have one.

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