This mini is having a big moment.
Miu Miu’s ultra-short, low-rise pleated skirt has taken the fashion world by storm – celebrities like Nicole Kidman and Zendaya wear it on magazine covers and on social media and devour it.
With barely enough fabric to peek out from under a tie at the waist, the tiny kilt is reminiscent of Britney Spears’ sexy schoolgirl outfit in her 1998 music video Baby One More Time.
Some have called the look cheesy, but demand is skyrocketing. Miu Miu has been sold out for weeks despite a stunning price tag: the smallest version of the khaki mini skirt costs $950, while a slightly longer version is available for $1,150.
Miu Miu debuted the micro mini skirt during its Spring 2022 runway show last October. After the skirt graced almost every red carpet, designer Miuccia Prada reworked the bold style for her Fall 2022 collection, which just landed on the Paris Fashion Week runway.
Since launch, demand for miniskirts has hit a three-year high. according to Lyst. The last week of February saw 900 daily searches for the iconic set – the mini can be paired with a range of ultra crop tops that just about covers the bra line.
The Miu Miu skirt set has become so popular that it even has its own Instagram account, @miumiuset. Meanwhile, the luxury label’s Soho location has a long waiting list of fashionistas eager to get their hands on the coveted skirt.
Shoppers unwilling to shell out nearly $1,000 or wait several weeks can head to Fashion Nova for a second helping priced at $50.
While most of the fashion world seems to be obsessed with the hip-bone-free, thigh-high hemline, not everyone is a fan.
Miu Miu’s rock set received a wave of backlash afterwards Nicole Kidman wore a navy and white college-inspired set on the cover of Vanity Fair for its 28th annual Hollywood issue.
The 54-year-old actress flaunted her long, slender legs and toned torso in cheeky style, but some netizens were left “confused”.
“This outfit looks straight out of an adult movie,” read one Instagram comment. Others compared the accomplished actress to a “school girl.”
While many said the blowback smacks of ageism, several comments pointed to one major criticism of the skimpy outfit: It’s made for a certain body type.
The style seems to be riding the wave of Y2K nostalgia championed by Gen Z, although the micro miniskirt set is Paris Hilton’s dreaded low-rise jeans from the beginning seem comparatively modest.
The outfit appears to have been designed with the era’s diet-obsessed party girl in mind, but that hasn’t stopped plus-size models like Paloma Elsesser from rocking it.
The 2022 version of the look has struck some as a more powerful take on the fashions worn by their favorite stars when they were young and starting to explore fashion.
Fashion photographer Madi Atkins27, told The Post that she sees the Miu Miu mini skirt as a “tasteful” and “empowering” statement piece that has finally found its moment.
“Now we’re seeing the skirt on all different body types and we’re in an environment where there isn’t as much shame about dressing sexy so more people are free to wear it!”
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