How the eighties flirty ra-ra skirt is making a comeback for Spring Summer 2024
The flirty ra-ra micro skirt is back
Short, layered and ruffled skirts reminiscent of the popular eighties "ra ra" skirt were evident on many of the Spring Summer 2024 catwalks.
Vaquera, Patric DiCaprio, David Koma and Miu Miu styled theirs in very different ways, but all took inspiration from one of our favourite childhood trends.
Sporty blends with futuristic in synthetic colours
David Loma showed his version in a confident synthetic lilac shade, worn from top-to-toe.
His flippy ra-ra was styled over thigh-length leather boots and paired with a sporty, yet futuristic inspired blouson jacket.
A creative mix of fluid fabric textures made this look the most directional.
Preppie styling at Miu Miu
Miu miu opted for the preppie look which we have identified as a key micro trend for Spring Summer 2024.
This was achieved this by pairing with a classic college style blazer and layered polo style shirt with a multi layered, ruffled micro skirt.
Ra Ra skirt origins and the new season
The short, flounced and layered skirt originated in cheerleading and became a highly popular fashion trend amongst teenage girls in the eighties.
As we witness it's comeback for Spring Summer 2024, we will also see this layered style as dress versions and they are by no means childish.
Style chiffon versions with knee high boots or with tux tailoring for edgy move-ons that demand attention.
About Tiffany Hill
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