Miu Miu’s viral micro miniskirt is dividing fashionistas
March 10, 2022
This mini is having a major moment.
Miu Miu’s ultra-cropped, low-rise, pleated skirt has taken the fashion world by storm — with celebrities such as Nicole Kidman and Zendaya sporting it on magazine covers and social media devouring it.
With barely enough fabric to peek out from under a belted waistband, the itty-bitty kilt is reminiscent of Britney Spears’ sexy schoolgirl outfit in her 1998 “Baby One More Time” music video.
Some have decried the look as tawdry, but demand is skyrocketing. Miu Miu has been sold out of the coveted item for weeks despite an eye-popping price tag: The skimpiest version of the khaki miniskirt costs $950, with a slightly longer version available for $1,150.
Miu Miu first presented the micro-mini skirt during its spring 2022 fashion show last October. After the skirt was seen on nearly every red carpet, designer Miuccia Prada revamped the daring style for her fall 2022 collection, which just hit the Paris fashion week catwalk.
Since its release, demand for miniskirts has hit a three-year high, according to Lyst. In the last week of February, there were 900 daily searches for the iconic set — the mini can be paired with an array of ultra-cropped tops, which just about cover the bra line.
The Miu Miu skirt set has become so popular it even has its own Instagram account, @miumiuset. Meanwhile, the luxury label’s Soho location has a long wait list of fashionistas itching to get their hands on the coveted skirt.
Shoppers not ready to drop nearly $1,000 or wait several weeks can head over to Fashion Nova for a knockoff priced at $50.
While most of the fashion world seems obsessed with the hip-bone-baring thigh-high hem line, not everyone is a fan.