Red skirts are a show stopper. They draw the eye and punch up any bland outfit with ease. They’re also a versatile closet staple for dressy or casual days.
I think of my red skirts like an accent wall in a show home. This is the skirt I wear when I’m looking to make a statement, without looking too extra.
Some say red doesn’t suit every skin tone. I believe this to be a myth. Any woman can rock a red skirt. It’s all about the color and style you match it with. I’ve gathered a list of my favorite cute outfits with red skirts to get you started. Take a look at these beauties!
1. Classic Red Maxi and White Halter
A high-slit maxi skirt is asking for attention, and that’s just what you’ll get in this sassy number. I love that contrast of true red with a stark white top and chunky crocheted heels. So simple, yet so memorable. Buy this skirt at Lulus.
2. For the Runway Red Skirt and Textured Top
This red satin mini skirt is the perfect mix of elegance and flamboyance. The mid-rise and faux wrap look is emphasized by a black feather bralette. Add strappy black heels and your favorite black wristlet purse for a night on the town. Buy this skirt at Lulus.
3. Sweetheart Vibes Red Midi and Peasant Crop Top
I love a good peasant-style outfit, and this tiered red midi skirt and crop top are killing it. If you’re a fan of red-on-red, this is a must-try. The short balloon sleeves soften the look of the crop top, while the midi elongates the body. Buy this skirt at Lulus.
4. The Sporty Skort
What do you get when you wrap gauzy red fabric into a high-banded mini skirt? A dreamy ruffled number I would wear literally anywhere.
The bubble sleeve crop top with ruching and fluffy feathered heels spice things up. Buy this skirt at Lulus
5. Red Leather Pencil Skirt and Black Jacket
This girl is giving me serious “Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vibes” in her wine red vegan leather pencil skirt. The plain white top and black leather jacket don’t overpower the look. Throw on some barely-there strappy heels and you’re all set.
Buy this skirt at Lulus.
6. Get Set for Summer High Rise Mini
Normally I steer clear of red and yellow outfits for obvious reasons (hello ketchup and mustard), but I love this! An orangey-yellow camisole accentuates the beachy vibes in her A-line mini. A cheeky side slit and sandals give it a playful look for the summer.
Buy this skirt at Lulus.
7. Side-slit Ribbed Midi and Matching Top
This skirt is part of a two-piece ensemble but can be mixed and matched with other closet staples. Sometimes a bodycon limits movement, but the long slit in this red midi is perfect for dancing.
Buy this skirt at Lulus.
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8. Twist Front High-Low and White Camisole
I love the way a high-low skirt magically makes a mini skirt appropriate for any event. With a twisted front and asymmetrical back, this unique skirt stands out against a classic white camisole. Buy this skirt at Lulus.
9. Red Tiered Mini and Ruffled Strap Tank
This frilly red mini skirt gives me dance-team and cheerleading vibes in the best way. A cute way to show a little leg while keeping things soft and feminine. The straps on this white tank add just the right amount of frill without being too matchy-matchy.
Buy this skirt at Lulus.
10. High-Low Maxi Skirt and Peasant Top
The tulip hem on this high-low maxi gives the skirt a flowy cascading appearance I adore. Paired with a floral peasant top the skirt becomes positively feminine. Finish it with strappy heels for a night out, or ballet flats for an afternoon in the city. Buy this skirt at Lulus.
11. Magenta Red Satin Midi and Criss-Cross Halter Crop
This matching magenta ensemble is one of my faves when I want a red carpet feel. The luxe satin midi shimmers above translucent bejeweled heels and the criss-cross halter completes the look. You can also swap the top for a more subtle casual-dress look. Buy this skirt at Lulus
12. Floral Ruched Mini and White-on-White Layers
Red is a bold skirt choice and this floral print softens things without losing that punch of color. The best pairing for a patterned skirt is a solid top, and this girl has gone for white-on-white layers.
A tank and denim jacket turn this ruched mini into a perfectly casual closet staple. Buy this skirt at Lulus.
13. Coral Red Midi Skirt with White Sweetheart-Neck T-shirt
A lightweight textured midi with a slit is great for dressing up on a warm day. The coral red is softer than true red and looks ultra-feminine with a white sweetheart-neck t-shirt. I’d wear this with a solid heel, but she’s rocking these colorful beaded sandals. Buy this skirt at Lulus.
14. Rust Red Floral Skirt with Double Slits and White Halter
This rust red midi skirt is begging for cowboy boots and a field of wildflowers. The floral pattern is softened by a ribbed white halter top and strappy sandals. Ruched double side slits give it a sexy but chaste look. Buy this skirt at Lulus.
15. Dark Red Drawstring Skirt and Nude Halter
This rusty rose drawstring skirt is a life-saver if bright red isn’t your scene. I’m in love with the contrast of the dark red ruched bottom and nude halter top. She’s pairing it with strappy kitten heels for day or night. Buy this skirt at Lulus.
16. Ruffled Red Mini Skort and Bubble Sleeve Crop Top
White and red are a classic pairing. This ruffled mini skort smock-style waist and layered skirt. A solid white crop top with bubble sleeves adds a playful touch. Chunky woven heels and a tasseled clutch give the ensemble a beachy look. Buy this skirt at Pink Lily.
17. Flirty Red Wrap Skirt and Matching Top
This is another example of a two-piece dress that works with any solid top. Here, the high-waisted ruffled wrap is paired with a matching crop. I’d also wear this skirt with a white peasant-style blouse or stark blank tank to switch things up. Buy this skirt at Pink Lily.
18. Red Floral Elastic-Waist Mini and White Top
The elastic waist on this red floral mini gives it an extra girly vibe with the added ruffle. These girls have each opted for a white top. Personally, I’m a huge fan of the halter-style cami, chunky heels, and woven sun hat. Buy this skirt at Pink Lily.
19. High-Rise Pencil Midi and White Crop Top
Pencil skirts are a versatile staple in any closet. This red high-rise midi is a perfect example of chic to casual. Pair it with a simple white crop top and sneaker and you’re set for a day on campus or a weekend in the city. Buy this skirt at ASOS.
20. Patterned Red Midi with Black Denim Tube Top
The 90s revival is unearthing many of my favorite styles, including the grunge look. This swirly patterned red midi is “workin’ it” with a black denim tube top. The lettuce hem and chunky black heel give early Gwen Stefani No Doubt vibes. Buy this skirt at ASOS.
21. Matching Red Satin Mini and Bubble-Sleeve Crop
Mix and match this flattering red frill-hem mini with a solid tank or blouse. This girl is rocking the two-piece with a satin bubble-sleeve crop top and white platform heels. It’s fun, flirty, and ready for your bestie’s next birthday party or date night! Buy this skirt at ASOS.
22. Sporty Red Reebok Tennis Skirt and Oversized Crop Tee
This pleated red Reebok tennis skirt gives me “Bring it On” flashbacks. I love the high-waisted look with the slightly bare midriff. Here, she’s paired it with an oversized crop top t-shirt and white sneakers for a sporty, schoolgirl twist. Buy this skirt at ASOS.
23. Faux Leather Red Mini and Business Casual Crop
Red faux leather works well with white or black tops. Here, she’s chosen a white button-up crop and black satin tie. The belted waist and silver hardware suit her patent leather-style mid-calf boots to a tee. Buy this skirt at ASOS.
24. Sheer Red Floral Midi and White Button-Up Crop Tank
This sheer red midi with mini skirt underlay offers a sassy silhouette of legs without baring it all. The black floral print is balanced with a white crop top tank and acid-wash denim jacket. Buy this skirt at ASOS.
25. High-Rise Red Denim Mini and Jacket with Platform Sandals
From a ball game to the mall to a walk on the beach, this red high-rise denim mini keeps it casual. She’s wearing it with a high-neck ribbed white top, white sandals, and red denim jacket. I love that it matches without looking forced. Buy this skirt at ASOS.
26. Wine Red Midi with Tucked T-shirt and Combat Boots
A deep red midi with a chain closure slide slit screams rock n’ roll. I love that all you need is a french tucked band tee and black combat boots to finish the look. Simple yet impactful. Buy this skirt at Nasty Gal.
27. Front-Knot Textured Midi and One Shoulder Bralette
Matching red and green is tough, but she nails it. This drape-knotted midi with front slit and textured finish contrasts with an olive green bralette. The single-shoulder top and ruched skirt are super original. Pair it with a heel or flat thong-style sandal. Buy this skirt at Nasty Gal.
28. Twill Midi with Ruffled Cascading Slit and Sweater
A red twill midi skirt and sweater make a cozy outfit for fall and winter. The ruffled cascading side slit works with a dressy or casual top. Here, she’s paired it with a colorful sweater and black combat boots. I love the tough but tender vibes it achieves. Buy this skirt at Nasty Gal.
29. Red Bodycon Midi with Tie Waist and Pink Crop Top
Pink and red are tough to match without looking like a valentine. Here, she’s perfected the pairing by separating the red midi skirt and high-necked top with a bare midriff. The tie waist bears more skin without showing too much. Buy this skirt at Nasty Gal.
30. Red Chiffon Floral Mini Skirt and Ribbed Front-Tie Top
This floral mini skirt in lightweight chiffon offers a springtime feel. This model tops the skirt with a barely there front-tie top and playful platform flip-flops. I love how versatile this dressy little skirt feels. Add a blouse or plain white t-shirt to change the style. Buy this skirt at Nasty Gal.
31. Satin A-Line Mini with Band T-shirt and Leather Jacket
A band tee and leather jacket make this plus-sized red satin mini skirt shine. It gives a rocker chic look with a feminine silhouette. I’m a big fan of the mid-calf black boots to finish. Buy this skirt at Nasty Gal.
32. Dark Red Sash-Tied Maxi Wrap with Off-white Camisole
An understated off-white camisole dresses up this dark red maxi skirt without going overboard. I’m loving the sash-tied wrap effect and sheer flowy fabric. A low-heeled sandal adds a touch of understated elegance. Buy this skirt at Express.
33. Red Bodycon Pencil Skirt and Matching Sweater
Not all bodycon skirts are made for clubbing. This high-waisted red pencil skirt is dressed up with a matching sweater with triple-beaded closure. A cream handbag and strappy sandals effortlessly take you from brunch to cocktails. Buy this skirt at Express.
34. Two-Tiered Red Mini and White Shirt
I adore the sweet neckline of this front-tied white top. It pops above her double-tiered red mini skirt. The layered skirt narrows her natural waistline without volumeizing her hips. Perfect for a casual lunch date or day of sightseeing. Buy this skirt at SHEIN.
35. Dark Red Button Front Skirt and Floral Top
This dressy dark red skirt is made more elegant by white buttons and a floral long-sleeve top. I’m a fan of white accessories with a red skirt. Her simple handbag and pointed-toe heels perfectly balance the busy top. Buy this skirt at SHEIN.
36. Red Knot-Waisted Midi and Matching Crop T-shirt
The beauty of this ensemble is you can pair this red midi with any solid crop top. The choice of translucent heels in this matching set tones down the red without losing its boldness. Buy this skirt at SHEIN.
37. Belted Red Skirt and White Caped Overlay
Every woman has an “extra” day. This side-buttoned red midi skirt and black belt kick it up a notch with a solid white cape. Yes, I said cape. Draped over a white blouse, the cape-style overlay adds a touch of class I really enjoy. Buy this skirt at SHEIN.
Summary and Top Picks
This article runs through some of my favorite outfits with red skirts. Red is a bold color, but pairs well with white, black, and neutral colors. I love mixing and matching my skirts to create dressy and casual looks. Hopefully, you find some inspiration for your red skirts on this list.
While I love all the outfits on this list, my top three are:
#3 Sweetheart Vibes Red Midi and Peasant Crop Top: This red jacquard midi and matching crop top are too sweet. If you can’t find a red to match, opt for black or white.
#10 High-Low Maxi Skirt and Peasant Top: Red sends a strong message. I love how this flowy high-low maxi softens the color with a cascading hem. The white peasant top is ultra feminine.
#22 Sporty Red Reebok Tennis Skirt and Oversized Crop Tee: I love a pleated mini skirt with white sneakers and this red Reebok number is too cute. The oversized crop t-shirt shows just the right amount of tummy for such a leggy hem.
Wondering which top to pair with your red skirts? Comment below!