Y2K trends have taken the world by storm, from butterfly clips to top crops—they’re everywhere! And within this plethora of low-waisted garments and trippy prints, lies the everlasting love for all things mini. Mini skirts, dresses, tops, and even bags are staging a comeback like never before. Millennials get to revel in this trend, pulling out their stowed-away teen wardrobe staples; while Gen Z are digging up some '90s favourites from their parents’ wardrobes. Designers and runways have picked up on this want for all things micro-sized, showcasing tinier designs with every passing season.
Diesel’s viral belt/skirt stands as a testament to the fact that smaller is better in 2023. Though its virality lies in the fact that it’s almost unwearable, it definitely makes a bold statement as compared to other run-of-the-mill mini skirts. Avant-garde mini options include clothes hot off the runways of designers like Schiaparelli and Rahul Mishra—proving mini doesn’t mean minimal, you can go bold and beautiful while being chic and small. Micro bras and mini dresses are fashion’s new favourites, seen on supermodels and celebrities alike. Some of our favourite fashion girlies like Olivia Rodrigo, Bella Hadid, and Dua Lipa show off their love for the mini on the Gram regularly. In fact, fashion houses like Miu Miu and Prada are almost synonymous with the short hemlines we’re loving right now. Structured silhouettes, never shying away from colours or sequins are the way to go if you want your mini skirts and dresses to be destined for sartorial success. And though normally considered a summer staple, doesn't mean you can’t pair your favourite mini style with a tailored jacket or some fleece-lined tights to stand out as winter looms. A mini skirt or micro pair of shorts can also be styled with a winter favourite like thigh-high leather boots, just as a micro bralette can be perfectly layered with a puffer jacket and pashmina scarf.
When it comes to accessories, it’s no secret that the likes of the mini bag—read: Jacquemus’ Le Chiquito– and even micro-sized sunglasses (which are Kardashian/Jenner-approved) are all the rage. Even mini jewellery has been making its mark with dainty designs and less-is-more sizing. A fun way to play around with this? Layering your thin chained necklaces and pendants, stacking your bracelets, and even choosing to sport multiple petite rings and earrings. Clearly, the mini is here to stay.
Below are some of our favourite minis from the world of fashion.
Diesel Belt/Skirt, ₹84,000
Bloni Embroidered Skirt, ₹86,000
Prada Gabardine Miniskirt, ₹1,37,000
Miu Miu Mini Nappa Leather Shorts, ₹2,37,000
Gucci Prince of Wales Wool Dress, ₹2,92,000
Rahul Mishra Lavender Karigar Corset Mini Dress, price on request
Alaia Sheer Mini Bra, ₹71,000
Maison Schiaparelli Embroidered Drawings Mini Vest, ₹5,80,000
Fendigraphy Mini Bag, ₹2,38,000
Furla Camelia Mini Bag, ₹20,500
Lune Essence Mini Pink Tourmaline Necklace, ₹2,450