I’ve Got Miu Miu Taste on a COS Budget—This Skirt Is Pure Perfection

Balloon, bubble, puffball—there’s a new style of skirt taking over for summer 2024. This far into the new season it’s clear to see that the key fashion buy for the warmer months is the skirt, and this season the fashion circles are looking to the revival of a controversial style. Celebrated by Dior via the bubble dress in 1959 and returning in the ’80s, the era of proportional play, the voluminous silhouette has once again been given a fresh interpretation, this time with a minimalist edge. Brands like Khaite and Miu Miu have been calling for the return of this striking style and finally, it’s time.

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The skirt is identifiable by the gathered hem that tucks under itself, adding volume to the silhouette. Whilst many styles focus on micro and mini hemlines, my attention has been caught by an interpretation that felt considerably more elegant and simultaneously more wearable than the rest, the balloon-hem maxi skirt by COS.