A treasury of denim skirts

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Here’s a nice long pencil skirt with a generous slit so that you can actually walk in it.

A high-waisted number with really clean lines.

I like the flowiness of this skirt, and also that it’s such a good washed-out grey.

Here’s a 100% cotton skirt, for those of you who can’t abide stretch.

 

This one is more feminine than most denim skirts, and is nicely voluminous.

A white denim skirt from Universal Standard, which means is comes in just about every size imaginable.

The asymmetric business here is a cool—and still pretty subtle—touch.

Just a pencil skirt in a nice clean wash.

I like the raw hem on this one.

I like the exposed buttons here.

This A line skirt is very nearly perfect, and I dig the slightly lower waistline.

Another nice A-line skirt with cute patch pockets.

Here’s the most polished one of the bunch.

 

 

 

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18 Thoughts on A treasury of denim skirts
    Jax
    8 May 2021
    1:26am

    I share Kim’s weakness for a good denim skirt. Some great options here.

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      Jax
      8 May 2021
      1:28am

      On the other hand, I am horrified by those brown square-toed kitten heel slides. EEEEKK.

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    patty
    7 May 2021
    10:06am

    Every year I try to find a good one. And they’re hard to find. At 5’1″ I get overwhelmed by long skirts. I started looking early this year and found a short one at Old Navy that fit perfectly. I will wear it constantly.

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    Joannawnyc
    6 May 2021
    11:24am

    I love a good denim skirt! But I end up not wearing them as much as I think I will. You'[ve found a gorgeous selection!

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    MaryAlice
    6 May 2021
    11:58am

    That gored skirt…I already own a denim skirt…definitely don’t need ano -crap, too late, I ordered it.

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    MARGARET
    7 May 2021
    6:46am

    I feel like if I cut up the inside-leg seams of a pair of jeans in 1975, and flapped the front over and sewed it up on a home ec sewing machine to make a skirt, and then embroidered (badly) a polka-dotted mushroom on one of the back pockets, then I ought to skip the trend this time around.

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    Eloise
    6 May 2021
    10:41am

    I’m not a big denim skirt fan (and hardly ever wear skirts of any type) but would seriously consider the flouncier one if I were tall enough.

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    AK
    6 May 2021
    10:54am

    How did so many of these manage crawl out of 1998 and survive in hiding until today?

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    cw
    6 May 2021
    9:30am

    The one that looks the most flattering (to me) is the white denim from Universal Standard. I shy away from skirts in general because I have no waistline, but the Universal Standard is certainly tempting. I can see myself wearing it with a popover and my cork Kork-ease platforms. Since I’m still not going out to restaurants I can’t imagine WHERE I would wear that outfit, but still…

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    Viajera
    6 May 2021
    1:02pm

    I guess I am getting spoiled – when I see a photo styled to try to get me to want what’s in it, I expect to be told about the shoes, too. Say for example, the ones with the A-line bloomies skirt. Those are cute. I probably wouldn’t actually buuuuy them, but, it would be nice to know what they were. Just saying. (This is not aimed at you, Kim, just to be clear. Just *general* whining.) … … … … I like the beat up looking, longer ones, especially the used-to-be black denim one with the wonky hem. That looks like fun. Also the blue sort of trumpet-y/tulip-y one? Very nice.

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    Jo
    6 May 2021
    1:17pm

    Can you put in the link for the A line Patch pockets

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    Sue in London
    6 May 2021
    1:53pm

    Does anyone else find that a denim skirt with the front fly detail has an annoying tendency to bulge up over the fly and then continue to ride up as you walk? I’ve tried a few and alway have this problem, I have to keep tugging it down. I’d love to find one that doesn’t do this.

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      Shanti
      6 May 2021
      5:52pm

      Glad I’m not the only one who has noticed this. I also have a problem with denim skirts rotating around, so that the back pockets wind up in the front. Never seems to happen with any other kind of skirt. Odd.

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        Sue in London
        7 May 2021
        8:30am

        Yes! That is another problem I’ve found with them.

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      Candy
      6 May 2021
      5:56pm

      Sue — I haven’t found one yet that doesn’t do this as I walk. I like the concept of a classic denim skirt, but it doesn’t work for me IRL.

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      Liz
      6 May 2021
      7:29pm

      Yes. I never thought of it as having to do with the front fly, as much as with me having an hourglass figure with hips that push it up as I walk. But maybe that’s the problem. I love my denim skirt that looks like the A-line one, but I don’t wear it when I have to walk far.

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        Sue in London
        7 May 2021
        8:33am

        Liz, I did have a denim skirt years ago from Banana Republic that wasn’t cut like a ‘jeans skirt’, it was a-line with a standard waistband and it was absolutely fine. That’s why I think it’s something to do with the fly.

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    LJIS
    6 May 2021
    8:12pm

    Had these in the ’90s. No going back for me!

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