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Maxi Skirts, The Versatile Staple

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A staple in modest fashion, the maxi skirt is versatile with its various shapes and styles. By Shea Rasol.

A-line skirt

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Fausto Puglisi High Waisted Viscose Cady Long Skirt | $2,618 | luisaviaroma.com
Cynthia Rowley Trapunto Maxi Skirt | $395 | cynthiarowley.com

The A-line maxi skirt is fitted at the waist and gradually widens towards the hemline. There are both high-waisted versions and those that fit lower on the hips available.

Asymmetrical skirt

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Tandy Value Asymetric Ruched Maxi Skirt in Grey | $16 | fashionunion.com
Solid V-Front Maxi Skirt | $20 | bodycentral.com

This type of skirt is for the brave and quirky. Asymmetrical skirts work best when everything else you’re wearing is kept simple and minimal.

Bondage skirt

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Donna Karan Stretch-cashmere tube maxi skirt | $995 | net-a-porter.com
Helmut Lang Twisted Jersey Wrap Maxi Skirt | $430 | harveynichols.com

Bondage skirts are usually made of stretchable materials to ensure a snug fit. Pencil-cut bondage skirts can make movement restrictive, making it less popular than other skirt types.

Semi-sheer lined skirt

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River Island Bright pink split panel maxi skirt | $65 | riverisland.com
AB Studio Dip-Dyed Gauze Maxi Skirt | $31 | kohls.com

Usually made of sheer chiffon, such skirts are young and trendy in style. The lining underneath is deliberately made shorter so that the legs can be visible through the diaphanous layer.

Mermaid skirt

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Donna Karan Sequined stretch-jersey maxi skirt | $1,995 | net-a-porter.com
Lovers + Friends Honey Floral Maxi Skirt | $158 | threadsence.com

The mermaid skirt is perfect for those wanting to accentuate their feminine figure. It hugs the hips but flares out at the bottom, allowing for ease of movement.

Jersey skirt

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LC Lauren Conrad Solid Maxi Skirt | $35 | kohls.com
Phase Eight Carolyn striped jersey maxi skirt | $128 | houseoffraser.co.uk

Looking for the most casual type of skirt? Then jersey skirt should be your choice. The jersey material is perfect for everyday wear, and it’s a style that goes with sneakers. And they don’t require ironing!

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