The 90s were a bang-up decade for maxis. Remember when Claire Danes shocked the sartorial set at the Academy Awards in an icy blue maxi skirt and T-shirt combo created by Narciso Rodriguez? It was all anyone could talk about. The next year at the Oscars, Sharon Stone one-upped the actress with a lilac Vera Wang maxi paired with a white button-down from the Gap that the best dressed lists cemented in hall of fame status. Since then, the high-low pairing has been recreated by everyone from Kim Kardashian to Meryl Streep.
This season, designers are paying homage to the maxi with a new crop of statement skirts that give the 90s a run for its money. Chloe turned out 70s patchwork, Marc by Marc Jacobs offered up cargos and J.Crew gave us car wash pleats. Who could resist?
For tips and tricks on how to wear a maxi skirt this season, peruse the slideshow of runway and street style looks above.