Best Long Skirts and Maxi Skirts for Women

If you’re a fan of long skirts and maxi skirts, you’re in the right place! These timeless pieces are perfect for any woman who wants to elevate their outfit. My favorite thing about maxi skirts? They’re versatile, comfortable, and can be dressed up or down to suit any occasion. Whether you’re busy running errands, attending a professional meeting, or heading to a party or dinner date, there’s a long skirt or maxi out there for you. Today, we are exploring the world of long skirts and maxis together, including my list of styling tips and some of my favorite long skirts out there!

Looking for comfortable shorter skirts? Check out this post.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is styling a floral chiffon skirt for a fall wedding17
 Floral Chiffon Skirt (Medium/Large)

Tips for Wearing Long or Maxi Skirts

Choosing the Right Long Skirt for Your Body Type

  • A-Line Skirts: An A-line skirt is a type of skirt that is fitted at the waist and gradually widens towards the hem, giving the shape of a capital letter A. This is perfect for balancing out your body’s proportions, and this silhouette is considered universally flattering.
  • Maxi Skirts: A maxi skirt is a type of skirt that is long and flows down to the ankles or floor, depending on your height. Maxi skirts come in all sorts of materials, prints, and colors, and they are super versatile since they can be dressed up or down.
  • Pleated Skirts: If you’re looking for a way to add some sophistication and movement to your outfit, pleated skirts are perfect for both casual and formal settings.

Styling Tips to Enhance Your Look

  • Pair with Fitted Tops: Proportions are important when putting together an outfit with a skirt. I try to avoid big, oversized shirts and stick with a fitted blouse or sweater. This combo accentuates your natural waist and avoids adding bulk.
  • Choose Appropriate Footwear: Depending on the occasion, you can rock your skirt with ballet flats or flat sandals for a casual look or heels for added height and elegance.
  • Accessorize Wisely: If you feel like the skirt is wearing you instead of the other way around, try adding a statement necklace or a chic scarf to bring attention to your upper half.

Why Wear a Long Skirt Over 50?

  • Comfort and Versatility: Long skirts are even more comfortable than a pair of jeans or shorts, in my opinion. You can find them with buttons or zippers, but my favorite style for the ultimate comfort level are the ones with an elastic waist.
  • Age-Appropriate Elegance: You gurls know I don’t think our age defines what we should wear, but if you are looking to wear something more modest, a long skirt is the way to go!
  • You can wear skirts all year long: Go for lighter fabrics like cotton or linen, which keep you cool in the warmer weather. Opt for heavier materials like wool or velvet to keep warm in the fall and winter. Layering with tights or leggings can also help keep your legs warm!

Best Long Skirts and Maxi Skirts for Women

I’ve been telling you all that eyelet is absolutely everywhere this year! I absolutely love this cobalt blue eyelet maxi skirt from Loft. The color is so eye-catching, and will look great paired with the perfect faux tan. It even has a matching top, but it looks just as darling with a white blouse or tank.

In case you missed this post about new brands on my radar, I’ve been having a lot of fun checking out the colorful prints that Boden sells. That includes this fun little jersey skirt that comes in six different colorways! Seriously if you love skirts AND happy patterns and colors, go and check out their huge selection of skirts here. They even have a lemon print, a strawberry print, and a lobster print!

On the contrary, if you prefer to wear solid colors, check out this chic black skirt from Chico’s. This would be a great item to add to a capsule wardrobe since it can mix and match with almost anything in your closet, from graphic tees and sneakers to dressy blouses and heels!

Whether paired with a flowy blouse or a tank and denim jacket, this skirt is sure to elevate any outfit and bring out your inner bohemian goddess. The flowy and lightweight fabric, combined with the beautiful floral pattern, gives off a relaxed and effortless vibe that will look great anywhere your summer takes you. Speaking of the pattern, this skirt comes in so many different options… 28, to be exact!!

Made from high-quality linen, this skirt from Talbots is both lightweight and comfortable to wear, making it perfect for warm weather. The button front design adds a touch of sophistication, while the pockets provide practicality. Plus, those side slits make moving around a bit easier!

This skirt from Treasure & Bond at Nordstrom can be dressed up with a blouse and a statement necklace for a dressier occasion or dressed down with a tank top and a denim jacket for a casual weekend look. This navy and white ticking dot is a classic design but is also available in a solid black and olive floral print.

The ANRABESS Flowy Swing Tiered Skirt is a must-have for any woman who wants to add a touch of bohemian style to her wardrobe. The flowy, tiered design creates a flattering silhouette that accentuates your curves in all the right places. The lightweight fabric is perfect for staying cool and comfortable on hot summer days, and the elastic waistband ensures a perfect fit.

This skirt is sure to turn heads and make you feel like a million bucks! The abstract swirl design is unique and eye-catching, and the wrap style creates a flattering silhouette that will make you feel confident and stylish. The midi length is perfect for showing off your favorite pair of shoes, and the lightweight fabric makes it comfortable to wear all day long.

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67 Comments

  1. Hope you are feeling better soon!
    You look so classy in these skirts! I am thinking having skirts show your ankles make you look not too matronly. Is that a correct assumption?

    1. Gina, I don’t think that showing ankles or not makes any difference. The difference is what you choose to wear. It is the item that can look matronly.

  2. Mary Carol says:

    I’m so sorry you’re feeling bad and hope that cough goes away. We have had the same issue here in several family members.
    Sad to feel bad on your birthday.
    Long skirts look great on you. I think you look pretty in everything you model.

  3. Joan Bullington says:

    Love these beautiful skirts for
    Summer!

  4. My sister and niece are going on a mission trip to Honduras this summer. I will be sure to pass this along to her. They’ve been looking for some cute skirts. Thanks!

  5. Jenniffer Groski says:

    Love the denim skirt!

  6. Hi Tania,
    I’ve read your blog for some time, but this is my first time posting a comment. I really appreciated this round up of maxi skirt options. I am petite but love to wear maxi skirts – however, they have to be fairly straight or gently a-line cut with not too much volume, or they overwhelm my frame. I have a pretty well curated wardrobe and don’t need to buy much, but if I see something that really piques my interest, I will get it. The T&B maxi from Nordstrom that you highlighted was a great find for me – I grabbed the last one in my size in the olive floral. Thanks!

    1. Carolyn, I’m glad you decided to comment. I think your comment will help other petite ladies who think they can’t wear maxi skirts.

      1. Thanks, Tania. 🙂 It is tricky to wear a maxi skirt (or dress) when you’re petite. But if you choose one with a cut that doesn’t swamp you, and it actually can make you look tall and quite chic. And it can be super cute also if you throw on a jean jacket with it. 🙂

  7. Beautiful skirts!! Hope you feel better soon!

  8. all the skirts are cute on you – great selection

  9. I’m not much of a long skirt kind of person but these are so pretty I might change my mind!

  10. Roeli Lutz (Canadian) says:

    Finally, I have at least 10 long skirts, I will NOW start wearing. lol
    Love them, as you don’t have to wear nylons to cover legs. I do use
    self-tanning for my legs and arms.
    I will NEVER wear sleeve-less or short sleeve tops, as my arms
    need ironing. lol I am 80 years old, and love to dress up everyday.
    I will put sleeves in some of my favourite sleeve-less tops. I am a seamstress; no big problem for me to do this.
    Love ALL the samples you have shown us today.
    Get well soon Tania, God Bless!

  11. Even if summer is here and warm today is 92, I always feel DRESSED when I wear a Maxi skirt

  12. Be careful – I just heard on the morning news there is a covid variant going around. Feel better soon!!

  13. Sounds like my symptoms with COVID in January. hope not.
    I really liked both blogs today. I love Maxi skirts but wondered if I could wear one. also lived the ideas about adding Spring things to my home. Will get plow covers to go over the ones I already have. Great idea! 👍
    Molly

  14. Susan Weston says:

    Beautiful selection!

  15. I’m not really a skirt person, but for those who are, you have shown some beautiful ones.

  16. Angie Morgan says:

    I’m loving this blog post. Maxi skirts are my favorite! I love the options you gave – I will definitely check them out.

  17. I used to wear skirts all the time. Somewhere along the way they just fell completely off my radar. You have so many cute options in this post.

  18. Ginger Hiller says:

    I am so sorry that you are sick and feel so horrible. I pray that you will be able to rid of the bad throat, etc., real soon. Now Joe can pamper you. Thanks for sharing so many great skirt options with us.

  19. Tracy Wolfe says:

    Great Skirt! Where is the shirt from?

    1. The black blouse is by CeCe, but the top is sold out since I bought it years ago.

  20. Happy belated birthday Tania.

    Absolutely love long skirts!

  21. Roberta Schwandner says:

    The denim one is my favorite.

  22. Lori Gorenflo says:

    Love all the skirt options. I am always overthinking wearing a maxi skirt since I am on the shorter side at 5’4 but you make it look doable. Thank you.

  23. Elizabeth says:

    Tania sorry to hear you’re feeling blah 🤢 hope you’re feeling better soon!
    I have to say you look absolutely gorgeous in everything you wear!
    Belated birthday wishes 🎉🎊

  24. I’m so sorry you are sick. I had one in February. It was viral so just had to fight it on my own. I drank herbal tea with manuka honey and the usual gargling with salt water. Tylenol helped with the pain. I hope you get better. 🙏The loft skirt is pretty.

  25. Thanks for all the maxi/long skirts ideas. Love the blk/white abstract one.

  26. Beautiful options! Hope you feel better soon!

  27. I love maxi skirts. I wear them often with my sandals. I hope you feel better really soon!!

  28. Hi Tania,
    I’m sorry you are sick. I hope you feel better soon!
    I love the skirt choices you posted. I really love the wrap skirt. They are all very pretty though.

  29. NATALIE K says:

    Thank you so much for doing a section on long skirts. I only wear skirts for modesty sake which is just my conviction so I love when you show different skirts to wear!!

  30. sue Koren says:

    THese are all so pretty –

  31. I have worn midi skirts since my 30’s because thought they were elegant and classy looking. I still love them today. Thanks for showing the many different styles. P. S. Get Well SOON!

  32. Stella Gustafson says:

    Such cute outfits

  33. Love the Loft skirt!!! Get some rest and feel better soon! Happy Wednesday ❤️❤️❤️

  34. Love the Denim skirt with the White top, my favorite.

  35. I bought the Chico’s smocked top midi in white! I think it will be so versatile!

  36. It’s nice to see so many pretty options! Love a long skirt for dressing up!
    PS
    Your neighbor’s bush is gorgeous!

  37. Carole from Canada says:

    Love the chiffon floral skirt. I bought 2 skirts this spring. One burnt orange and the other in a floral design. Dress them up or down, I feel pretty when wearing them.
    Hope you feel better soon. Happy belated Bday.

  38. Love the floral chiffon skirt – beautiful and the Loft column skirt. Please get better soon.

  39. Hope you feel better soon
    Love the many options you share every day

  40. Oh my!!! That chiffon skirt is beautiful! And the black smocked skirt is so versatile.
    Hope you feel better soon.

  41. I’m so sorry you are sick during your birthday week. Get well soon! Love the skirts!

  42. Tania pretty outfits I sometimes forget about wearing skirts they are a great choice . Feel better soon!

  43. I hope you’re on the mend soon. It’s no fun being sick on your birthday.
    I just bought a maxi skirt and I’m loving it. I wear it with a button down white linen blouse. Great for summer.

  44. Hope you feel better Tania. The Loft column wrap skirt is my favorite. So stylish and slimming! Thanks for all of the options!

  45. Susan Mckenzie says:

    I love the first skirt— being short— I’m always afraid of the length and dragging the hem???? But it looks great on you!! Hope you feel better— I just hate a summer cold/sore throat.

  46. Vicki Lynn Werley says:

    Tania,

    I am petite and I must be careful in selecting skirts for length. I like the first picture. Love blue.
    Hope you feel better soon.

  47. Hope you feel better soon Tania.. Loving maxi skirts this year…

  48. Happy Belated Birthday Tania!! Hope you had a good day , sorry you aren’t feeling well! Hope you are feeling better soon and can celebrate more then!! Thanks for all you do for us! I love your blog!!!

  49. Love this Macey blouse and skirt!!

    Pray you feel better soon.

  50. Tania-
    I love the option of a maxi skirt. There are so many stylish options.
    Loving the chiffon floral skirt with the off the shoulder top!

    1. Thanks! I’ve worn that skirt many times.

      1. Hi Tania. I’m 5″2 and love the style of the flounce skirts. I’m petite so they’re a little long. I have the blue eyelit skirt from The Loft but I’m on the fence about keeping it. Any suggestions on how to wear for woman over fifty?

        1. Nicole, if you are Petite, then try wearing a shorter or cropped top. You can also do a full or half tuck and get the same look.

  51. The A-line skirts are my favorite! I am petite so I have to be careful about length and volume. I would like to encourage everyone to leave a comment because Tania truly does give a $50 Amazon gift card away each week 😊

    1. Thanks, Rhonda. I love blessing my wonderful ladies with an Amazon gift card each week.

  52. Janice Nagle says:

    cute skirts and good styling tips. sending get well wishes! I’ve had the same thing. the doctor can help with the cough too.

  53. Linda Neveu says:

    I love the outfit in the first picture, where is the navy top from?

    1. Linda, it is black, and it is from CeCe. I bought it several years ago, and it is no longer available.

  54. The chiffon one is beautiful

  55. Hope you feel better soon!