Short Notice: Marvelous Minis are the Major Wardrobe Piece for S/S 2024

It stands to reason that during winter’s frosty turn, we all generally gravitate towards longer hemlines. But as the days get longer and the temps start rising, the marvelous mini is making its return.

That’s not to say that maxis or midis will be completely out, especially if we’re talking the see-through versions (check out our article on the transparent trend here). But when it comes to the ultimate summer style staple piece, the mini is always in rotation.

So what big hero energy is trending up for minis this year? We thought you’d never ask…


As the songs of Barbie-core start to fade, so too goes our fascination with fuchsia. But lovers of bold color take heart, because as we head into Summer 24, red is really ramping up. From vibrant tomato and lipstick on the bright end, cherry to burgundy on the muted side. Either way, shades of red are set to rule as we head into warmer days.

Starting with this lovely mini by Windsor that has everything coming up roses (another major trend BTW)…

Windsor, Romantic Ways Rose Mesh Mini Skirt $26.90

Also combining two trends in one, this 60s inspired shift dress in glorious red.

Sugarlips, Check Mate Puff Sleeve Shift Dress $70

This scarlet bandage skirt makes for a versatile staple piece you can dress up or down…

Windsor, Sleek And Snatched Bandage Mini Skirt $34.90

And finally, this slip of a dress from Michelle Mason will be you new BFF for those hot, summer nights.

Michelle Mason, Wrap Mini Dress $198

(on Sale NOW from $495)


Classic prep aesthetic isn’t all about the nostalgia (of course referencing is key). The classy, timeless pieces are there for sure, but with them comes a big dash of irreverence and even subversive rebellion.

Like this classic pleated mini that’s giving an edgy twist with punk-inspired, double belt accents.

Windsor, Play Time Double Belt Mini Skirt $42.90

Nautical themes run strong in classic prep, and this striped navy/cream mini dress shows off that relationship with fresh styling.

Clare V., Le Puff Dress $195

This super cute plaid mini has a fun secret…it’s actually a skort! Perfect for pairing up with over the knee boots.

Windsor, Iconic Style Plaid Knit Skort $34.90

Finally, for those who love the classic prep but also lowkey crushing on the newest TikTok prep aesthetic, here is the look that beautifully encapsulates both.

RED Valentino, Pussy-Bow Collar Mini Dress $476


Roses may go hard this season, but they’re not the only pretty petals making the rounds. Of course florals and spring are hardly unexpected (just ask Miranda Priestly) but every season puts its own spin on things, and 2024 is no exception.

First up, moody romantic florals are definitely making the rounds (Givenchy, Vivetta, Philip Lim). Combined with a flirty mini hemline, the combination has us head over heels.

Windsor, Bold Bloom Off-The-Shoulder Mesh Mini Dress $44.90

On the flip side, bright tropical is also making inroads (thanks to designer heavyweights like Marni and Staud). This puff sleeve babydoll version is right on trend with big 70s energy.

Sugarlips, Tropical Twist Marion Babydoll Mini Dress $99

As mentioned, rose-inspired florals are continuing to pull strong at our heart strings, especially when playfully added in 3d.

Blumarine, Floral Applique Mini Skirt $562

(on Sale NOW from $1,220)

Finally, there’s something forever sweet about a classic color combination of watercolor-inspired flower. This ruched and mesh mini dress is the timeless piece you’ll wear all season long.

Windsor, Dreamy Floral Ruched Mesh Mini Dress $30.90


The little black mini is a staple piece for so many looks. But why stay basic? Especially when this season is embracing so many textural elements to elevate our otherwise neutral palates.

Like adding a little edgy with a sexy snake print.

Windsor, Alluring Edge Snake Print Mini Skirt $29.90

Or leaning in to this season’s fashionable studding…

P.A.R.O.S.H., High-Waisted Mini Skirt $167

(on Sale NOW from $333)

How about a little rocker vibe? This strapless, faux leather mini dress is just the thing.

Windsor, Sleek Strapless Chain-Trim Faux Leather Mini Dress $42.90

For something office-friendly, this summer-weight, Italian tweed is ready for your wardrobe rotation.

Adam Lippes, Mini Skirt in Corded Tweed $1,290


Much like florals, shifting into pastel mode for S/S is pretty much an annual expectation. With Pantone’s Peach Fuzz leading the way, we’re ready for ice cream and sorbet flavors of color to kick in with our warm weather.

Starting with some sweet cream and ruffles…

Windsor, Sip Of Sultry Strapless Mini Dress $42.90

next, we get pretty in pink with some Marco De Vincenzo…

Marco De Vincenzo, Pleated Mini Skirt $411

(on Sale NOW from $1,051)

then satisfy our sorbet obsession with a striped, sultry, tie-dye dress…

Windsor, Daydream Tie-Dye Bodycon Mini Dress $28.90

And finally, we round things out with this simple fit-and-flare mini dress in that perfect Peach Fuzz. Grab it while it’s still around!

White Mark, Fit & Flare Mini Dress $60

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