Maxi skirts have been trending all year, but it’s their time to shine this summer. This incredibly versatile item comes in all kinds of styles and materials, from denim to linen, making it adaptable to whatever your aesthetic and wherever you’re going. Here are five places to shop the maxi skirt trend in Toronto.
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With three locations in Toronto, it’ll be easy to find your perfect summer skirt at this boutique. If you’re looking for flow skirts for optimal airiness throughout the summer, this is the place — there’s this flowery cottagecore maxi, a super cute maxi and crop top set for under $200, and an events and office-appropriate pleated metallic find that could be worn high-waisted for a midi look as well. And for those with plans to do some poolside or beachside lounging this summer, this crochet cover-up maxi with a fun slit is just what you need.
This Queen West boutique is in full summer mode. Our maxi favourites include a patchwork skirt that can also be worn as a midi or a dress, and an elegant black and white floral print wrap skirt that would fit right in on the Italian countryside. Wrap skirts are most easily styled with a more cropped top when worn high-waisted, but thanks to the adjustable waist, you can try for another trend: the low waist look. Tie the skirt lower for a mid- or low- rise that would look cool with your most Y2K belly-grazing tees or tank tops. 888 Queen St. W.
Visit this vintage shop for some ’60s and ’70s ultra high-waisted maxi skirts that will pair nicely with a crop top. We spotted a gingham one in the shop, plus a sturdy tartan one to try the grunge look. Vintage maxi skirts are often high-waisted — try experimenting with different shapes by styling it with an oversized vintage tee over top for a more boxy look. 955 Bloor St. W.
If money is no object, 119 Corbo houses a dreamy maxi collection that includes a few sheer Dries Van Noten designs, a beach-ready slinky One Nineteen number and denim maxis with a twist. The sheer skirts would pair beautifully with a one piece swimsuit underneath, while the funky denim maxis will play well with pretty much anything — try with a sheer, oversized short or long sleeve button down with a bralette underneath for the summer, and watch how easily they’ll transition into the fall with a short sleeve turtleneck. 119 Yorkville Ave.
This Rosedale boutique currently has an on-trend cargo skirt for sale, a poplin skirt in black or white for optimal styling, and a textured, crinkly one to throw over a swimsuit. The poplin skirt is especially versatile — these tiered maxis are all the rage right now, and could be dressed up with a matching top and heeled sandals or dressed down with a tank top and sneakers. 1130 Yonge St.