Fashion Face-Off: Maxi vs. Mini Skirts

Our initial reaction when the weather takes a turn for the warm and sunny is often to bare a little more. Your gams have been hiding beneath wool pants and chunky tights, so why not show them off a little bit! Right? Well, perhaps not. Airy, flowing maxi skirts make for some serious competition for sexy mini skirts in lace, floral and tribal prints. Tiered and bubble skirts also pump up the volume in floor-length versions that will have you wondering if less really is more. We've matched up some strikingly-similar maxi-versus-mini contenders for you to choose who has the leg up in this competition. Which do you prefer to stock your closet with? The maxi-skirt or the mini-skirt?
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Above, from left: Topshop Snow Floral Skirt, $65, available at Topshop; Shakuhachi Day Tripper Maxi Skirt, $359, available at Urban Outfitters.
Above, from left: Lark & Wolf by Steven Alan Knit Skirt, $39, available at Urban Outfitters; Rag & Bone The Carmel Skirt, $220, available at Rag & Bone.
Above, from left: Tsumori Chisato Gingham Skirt, $450, available at Opening Ceremony; ASOS Balloon Shape Jersey Maxi Skirt, $53.79, available at ASOS.
Above, from left: Anthropologie Bordered Bolts Skirt, $128, available at Anthropologie; Tucker Flowy Long Skirt, $385, available at Shopbop.
Above, from left: The Reformation Wench Front Detail Skirt, $275, available at Revolve Clothing; Modcloth Chasing Cloud Skirt, $64.99, available at Modcloth.
Above, from left: Uniqlo Women Printed Chiffon Tiered Skirt, $28.39, available at Uniqlo; Ella Moss Songbird Maxi Skirt, $248, available at Revolve Clothing.
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