Denim Skirts

As if we didn’t have enough denim in our lives, the denim skirt has made its way back in full force. While a good pair of jeans will always be in style, now that the temperatures are officially rising, it’s time to flaunt some denim skirt outfits. I’ve always had denim skirts in my closet. In my opinion, they are a timeless closet staple and necessity!

I’ve been quite surprised that I haven’t seen many women over 50 wearing denim skirts during the warmer months. I realize it can be difficult trying to figure out how to wear them in a way that feels fresh and age-appropriate when the trend is the same one you wore as a child. But have no fear! Styling denim skirts is easier than you think: the trick is treating it like a pair of jeans. It pretty much goes with everything and is extremely versatile! So, if you’re ready to flaunt some denim skirt outfits this spring and summer, you are definitely in the right place because I’m going to help you with it!  Whether you’re looking for a cute denim mini skirt, a classy midi style, or a sophisticated calf-length look, all you need to do is read on!


Finding the perfect denim skirt for your body type

There are many shapes and styles of denim skirts available. And one size definitely doesn’t fit all. Since denim is obviously a heavier fabric, they can look really frumpy if you are wearing the wrong length or style.  It’s important to choose the right cut for your body type. Afterall, we can agree that when you feel your best, you look your best!
The key to choosing the right denim skirt for your body type is knowing your shape! I’ve put together the tips below to help you choose your perfect denim skirt:


Pear-Shaped Body:

  • Look for form-fitting denim skirts that rests at the waist and flare at the bottom to accentuate your assets and hide your flaws.
  • Avoid denim skirts that are tight at the hips and loose in the waist!
  • Go for darker hues if you want a slimming look!
  • Denim skirts look fabulous on pear-shape bodies so don’t be afraid to highlight your curves.
  • Best Styles: A-Line, Skater Skirts, Knee-Length

Hourglass Figure:

  • Avoid skirts that are too tight or too loose; skirts that are too tight will make you look bigger than you are!
  • To highlight your hourglass shape, opt for skirts that are fitted at the waist and give at the bottom.
  • Darker hues look best.
  • Stay away from pleated skirts and miniskirts!
  • Do add belts to accentuate your waist!
  • Best Styles: Pencil Skirts, Belted Denim Skirts, Mermaid Skirt, A-Line

 Petite Frame:

  • Knee-length is ideal for women with tiny frames.
  • Avoid skirts with pleats and too much volume as they can make you look shorter!
  • Do shop for fitted denim skirts that have a straight silhouette.
  • Experiment with slits to elongate your legs!
  • Stay away from baggy, loose-fitting styles as well as denim skirts with embellishments!
  • Best Styles: Straight Leg, Midi-Length, Maxi-Length, Raw-Hem

Tall & Slender:

  • Seek skirts that have a stretch to produce a more flattering, comfortable look.
  • Knee-length denim skirts can create the illusion of a shorter silhouette.
  • If opting for miniskirts, pair it with heels for a dressier look
  • Best Styles: Midi-Length, Maxi-Length, Skirts with Pockets, A-Line


Regardless of your body type, there are numerous denim skirts that will look good on you! Therefore, do not be afraid to experiment with different styles and hues until you find your perfect look!


Styling Denim Skirts

Now let’s briefly discuss how to style denim skirts! Your denim skirt will probably pair with more tops and blouses in your closet that you can imagine! The thing is denim skirts are just like jeans in versatility! They work with almost every top, blouse, cami, sweater, or shoe you can think of! What I love most about denim skirts is that they can be dressed up or down. They are my go-to when I want to look like I tried a little harder, but don’t want anything too fancy! I’ve put together some outfits for you to use as inspiration for how to wear denim skirts this spring and summer. You can mimic these examples one-to-one and have an awesome denim skirt outfit lineup, or you can take inspiration from them and craft outfits that are more personal. Let’s get started.


sliver hair middle age woman wearing denim skirt and black graphic tee

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silver hair middle age woman wearing white denim skirt with orange shirt

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middle age woman wearing cream silk camisole with long denim skirt

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middle age woman wearing striped tee with a-line denim skirt

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middle age woman wearing camel tee and denim skirt with braided belt

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silver hair middle age woman wearing tiered denim skirt with white puff sleeves

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Denim skirts are a closet staple and without a doubt should be an essential part of women’s part of your spring and summer fashion.While shopping for them, be sure to also fill your wardrobe with tops, shoes and accessories that will add some personal flair! I hope you enjoyed this piece! I’ve linked up some more different styles and washes below. Denim skirts are worth the investment! You’ll find that with the right style for your body, you’ll wear it FOREVER!!!


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  1. Linda B wrote:

    Yesterday I wrote my BFF (who moved to another state years ago) that I am thinking about that long, full denim skirt from Raey that you featured. I already have one long denim skirt that I purchased about a year and a half ago from Madewell–quite a different style, more of a long pencil skirt, with a front slit, in faded black denim. I wear it all the time, in all seasons. I am seriously pining for that long full one from Raey. You may have convinced me. . .

    Posted 4.25.23 Reply
    • Lisa wrote:

      Hi Linda, As you can see I have quite a few denim skirts. I like them for all seasons as well and dressed up or down. The fuller skirt looks chic with a white tee or tank top and sandals for the summer. Let me know what you decide!


      Posted 4.26.23 Reply