In case you missed it, skorts are back in style! Thanks to the latest Tik-Tok fashion trend, these function mini skirts have come back with a bang for summer 2021. As we emerge out of Lockdown, sporty tennis skorts, Gossip Girl-inspired schoolgirl skorts, and outdoorsy hiking shorts have been spotted on countless celebrities, fashion influencers, and stylish women across the globe.
So to help you keep up with the Internet's latest fashion trends, we've rounded up the best skorts for women below. With everything from travel-friendly athletic skorts to night-out-ready ruffled shorts, there's something for every wardrobe!
What is a skort?
If you haven't worn a skort since your elementary school uniform, here's a quick refresher: a skort is a combination of a skirt and a pair of shorts. While some look like a skirt in the front and shorts in the back, others look like a regular skirt but have hidden shorts underneath.
And not only are they stylish, but they're also incredibly practical and comfortable too! Unlike most skirts, you won't need to layer bike shorts or spandex underneath for coverage. Plus, many skorts come with built-in pockets to stash your phone, keys, or cards while you're on the go.
Are skorts still in style in 2021?
Yes! While in the past, skorts for women were typically reserved for tennis players and pre-teens, this season's styles are suitable for women of all shapes, sizes, and ages. Most casual skort feature a figure-flattering high-rise, mid-thigh length, and comfortable stretch fabrics with elastic waist. Dressier skorts take advantage of flirty ruffles and summery floral prints to create a flirty, feminine feel.
Sporty athletic skorts
Tennis-inspired clothes— like pleated skorts, visors, and polo shirts— have become one of the biggest viral fashion trends of 2021. Thanks to vintage sports-inspired details like pleats and classic tennis colors, they look equally as fashionable on the street as they do on the court.
Knee Length Skorts
Outdoorsy knee-length hiking skorts offer a stylish alternative to traditional hiking shorts— an item that's notoriously unflattering and unstylish. Thanks to waterproof fabric, secure pockets, and practical designs, these skorts are ideal for hiking, kayaking, walking, and other outdoor activities.
Schoolgirl-inspired khaki skorts
Ask anyone from Gen Z, and they'll confirm that schoolgirl-inspired skorts are a major trend on social media. Just like the school uniforms of your youth, these flirty mini skirts feature large pleats, side zippers, and crisp woven fabrics. In addition to classic khaki, plaid, navy, black and white skorts have also exploded in popularity.
Check Out These Stylish Women's Skorts for Summer 2021
Now that you're all caught up on the latest skort trends, let's take a look at the few of the best styles of the summer season.
Bring a bit of 70s nostalgia to the poolside this summer in Simon Miller's chic Deeku Terry Skort. Its bright orange color and terry cloth fabric make it an obvious choice for the beach or pool. The casual skort looks timeless paired with slide sandals and a white tank, graphic tee, or the coordinating Simon Miller Muda Terry Tank Top.
Girlfriend Collective's versatile High-Waist Skort is undeniably one of the best skorts of the season— and not just because of its stylish design. The lightly compressive, moisture-wicking fabric is lightweight, comfortable, and easy to move in. Plus, like all of Girlfriend Collective's products, the performance polyester fabric is made entirely from recycled water bottles.
Not only will you look good wearing your skort, but you'll also feel good knowing you've reduced the environmental impact of your wardrobe. The skort comes in eight colors: black, moon grey, mustard yellow, medium brown, earth, geranium, sky blue, and light quartz pink.
Looking for a skort that can easily be dressed up or down? This H&M Conscious Skort has a simple design and timeless silhouette that can be paired with nearly any top in your wardrobe. The black skort has a high waist, zippered back, and attached skirt flap on the front that ties at the hip. Pair it with a white tee, feminine blouse, or H&M's coordinating Open-Backed Crop Top for an easy summer outfit.
This NikeCourt Victory Plus-Size Tennis Skort is the perfect plus-size skort for sports, workouts, and casual outfits. You'll look stylish during your tennis match or a round of golf and sporty-chic while you run errands or grab a casual lunch after.
In addition to wicking sweat and keeping you cool, athletic skorts also help to prevent chafing— a common problem for active plus-sized women. The soft, stretchy fabric, side slit, and comfortable elastic waistband provide optimal comfort and mobility while you run, swing, and sweat.
Prana's Alana Skort isn't just for twenty-somethings; it's for active women of all ages. The elastic waistband, comfortable fit, moisture-wicking, and UV-blocking fabric make it a practical choice for hiking, trail running, and other outdoor activities. Plus, the skirt has handy hip pockets and a concealed zipper pocket on the inner lining to stash your phone, keys, and valuables while you're on the go. Like all of Prana's eco-friendly outdoor apparel, their Arch Skort is sewn in a Fair Trade-certified factory with sustainable fabrics that offer superior performance and durability.
If you're a fan of Lululemon's best-selling yoga pants, you'll love this versatile Court Rival High-Rise Skort. The versatile workout essential features a high-rise skirt with hidden shorts with a convenient side pocket to hold your phone, keys, wallet, or tennis ball. And the lightweight Swift fabric offers four-way stretch, maximum ventilation, moisture-wicking, and quick-drying for total comfort on and off the court. With three eye-catching colorways to choose from, it's hard to pick just one!
This chic Years of Ours Tennis Skort is designed to be worn both on the court and on the streets. The wardrobe staple draws inspiration from traditional tennis whites and classic American sportswear.
Its simple design consists of a comfortable stretch-elastic waistband, a fluttering pleated overlay with a figure-flattering high-rise, and a pair of full-coverage shorts hidden underneath. Like all of the LA-based brand's stylish garments, the skort is manufactured right here in the USA by a female-led team.
FP Movement's Pleats and Thank You Skort features a flattering high-rise waistband, flirty pleated skirt overlay, and compressive fitted shorts hidden underneath. The chic athletic skort comes in three colors: black, white, and an electric 'acai' purple.
Off the court, the sporty style looks great paired with a basic tee or tank— and is particularly stylish worn as a matching set with Free People's coordinating Pleats and Thank You Crop Top.
Sweaty Betty's swift-running skort is ideal for summer vacation. It offers all the styles of your favorite travel skirt and all the comfort of your favorite athletic shorts. Plus, it features a hidden waistband pocket to stash your hotel key, credit card, or headphones during your morning workout or coffee run. This skort is made with lightweight, moisture-wicking, and breathable material. Choose from black, white or floral— all of which look chic with a simple white tee and sneakers.
The Amanda Uprichard x Revolve Linen Dixon Skort offers a modern twist on two summer classics: crisp white linen skirts and shorts. Its minimalist design features a pleated skirt overlay, hidden back zipper closure, and a hidden short lining for added coverage. You'll find yourself coming back to its timeless silhouette and hot weather-friendly linen material summer after summer.
Nothing says summer quite like Tularosa's Carlotta Skort! The crisp white eyelet lace fabric is perfect for a summer picnic, backyard barbeque, or beach vacation. It's made with 100% cotton, so it's incredibly lightweight, breathable, and comfortable.
The chic skort features a figure-flattering skirt overlay, hidden shorts underneath, and a detachable tie waist. Complete your look with a white puff-sleeve crop top, lacy tank top, or simple bandeau, a pair of strappy sandals, and a fruity red lip.
The Sandro Daisy & Polka Dot Skort is feminine, flirty, and, most importantly, practical. Its lightweight linen-blend fabric and eye-catching floral polka dot print pair perfectly with a blouse or tee and your favorite summer sandals for brunch, beachside bike ride, picnic, or backyard barbeque. Pearl buttons and a waist-accentuating A-line cut are the icings on the cake of this sweet summer style.
This feminine Ruffle Overlay Skort from Endless Rose is designed for dancing the night away. While the flirty ruffles bring all the femininity and sass of your favorite mini skirt, the comfortable shorts prevent a disastrous wardrobe malfunction on the dancefloor. Plus, the lightweight fabric won't make you overheat on a hot summer night.
In addition to heels and crop tops, the flirty skort can be dressed down with a basic tank or graphic tee and your favorite sneakers for an easy daytime look. The summery style comes in two chic pastel colors: dusty pink and powder blue.
Black skorts are a classic much have, as they pretty much go with almost anything. This Dixon skort it's no exception. The short and sweet closet staple offers a flirty pleated skirt with built-in shorts underneath. Pair with a tank top with a stiletto for a sophisticated and stylish look. This skort is available in three different colors: buff, ivory, and black.
If you are looking for the perfect summer skort, then look no further than this Issa mini skort. It is made with lightweight woven fabric with an overlapping panel in the front for an asymmetrical look. To complete the look, pair it with a matching blazer.
This chic ruffle skort sends off the perfect cheerful vibe. It is comfortable, elegant, and stylish. Pair it with a simple tank tee or matching top with heeled sandals, and you are ready for a night out.
Long skorts are hard to come by, so you can't miss this Maeve Paperbag skort from Anthropologie. Inspired by a Green goddess and a famously beautiful Irish warrior queen. This skort represents both beauty and stretch. Available in two colors: red and white. Wear this skort with a halter top and sandals.
If you are looking for a stylish and casual skort, then this denim skort by Alexander Wang is exactly what you need. Unlike traditional skorts, which are flowy and lightweight, this is a heavyweight fabric from non-stretch denim. Jacket-inspired skirt overlay with button closures features two front pockets. Pair it with a tank top and some sneakers for a casual look.