Trend Watch: Long Skirts for Spring

It's still 20 degrees out, but that hasn't stopped stylish New York citizens from getting a head start on one of spring's most important trends: the maxi skirt.

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Perhaps not the most practical of trends, but sheer skirts showed up on a number of runways for spring, including Givenchy's edgy rock-n'-roll version. We recommend adding a pair of elastic cycling shorts to make the look more sidewalk appropriate.
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Alex Wang's futuristic spring collection included crisp white maxi skirts in long draped jersey accented by toga-esque tops.
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Rodarte's inventive take on a maxi-skirt centered around exaggerated tulip shapes with an updated obi band at the waist.
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Marc by Marc Jacobs was straight out of 1975 with long cotton skirts, strappy sandals, and serious hair frizz.
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We love when two trends come together, and Bensoni united long length and fuzzy texture in this bright, over-the-top ensemble.
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Vena Cava's beach-ready spring collection featured a variety of soft jersey skirts executed in bold, saturated hues. By keeping the rest of the outfit neutral, this bright orange skirt feels dramatic yet practical for a sticky summer day.
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Jil Sander's quirky spring collection was all about columns of length and hot spring shades, like this bubblegum pink maxi skirt in a flatteringly narrow cut.
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This look by Behnaz Sarafpour calls to mind a fashionable Little Bo Peep lounging in Central Park.
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Bottega Veneta's luxe take on island-hopper chic included these gorgeous silk taffeta skirts styled with little more than cotton tanks and gladiator sandals.
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Rachel Comey's funky prints come together beautifully in a cornflower blue skirt and breezy cropped tank.
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Prabal Gurung offered up creamsicle-orange pencil skirts in varying long lengths with elegant, off-the-shoulder blouses.
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Richard Chai's hippie desert traveler collection featured a vast array of semi-sheer cotton skirts and silky gaucho pants, perfect for braving steamy summer days.
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For the prima ballerina, Chloe's prissy silk skirts will be perfect for flirty spring ensembles.
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A clean white look from Calvin Klein features a soft wrap skirt with an asymmetrical hemline.
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