Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio Just Wore the Hypnotizing, Dua Lipa-Approved Skirt Trend

Shop the sparkling trend now.

We independently evaluate all recommended products and services. If you click on links we provide, we may receive compensation. Learn more.

Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio Just Wore This Mythical-Inspired Skirt Trend


There’s a new trend that’s gaining traction both on and off the runway, and it’s taking inspiration from an unexpected source. This year, we’ve seen the resurgence of glitter, whether on our face, in our hair, or adorning our clothes. We’ve even seen the style on Spring 2023 runways, from Paco Rabanne to Jil Sander, where everything from tops to bottoms to one-pieces are adorned in sequins of all sizes. On TikTok, the combination of sparkles and netting is being referred to as “aquatic siren” and the one iteration of the style, taking sparkle to a whole new level, is being dubbed the “Mermaid Skirt”

No, we’re not talking about the formal, bodycon dress style popularized in the 2010s. This mermaid skirt features all-over sequins in shining colors that kind of look like the scales of the mythological creature. Whether this style has to do with the fact that many of our going-out looks are taking inspiration from the ‘90s or excitement over a certain live-action version of a childhood-favorite movie, the mermaid skirt has cemented itself as a fall-2022 trend. And now everyone from supermodels to popstars is wearing it.

First, we saw Dua Lipa wearing a mini version of the trending style, combining her sequin skirt with a casual hoodie and a pair of the year’s most popular shoes. Now, Alessandra Ambrosio has given the trend her seal of approval. While out in Milan, the supermodel styled her skirt — truly dripping in pink sequins — with a crisp but just as vibrant button down and matching heels.

While the Des_Phemmes skirt Alessandra is wearing might be sold out, we found some great alternatives so that you can try out the supermodel-approved style. 

This pink sequin skirt from LoveShackFancy, available on Free People, is a more romantic version of the one Alessandra is wearing. While it’s still got that same iridescent shine in a Barbiecore-approved color, this skirt also has beaded floral embellishments. Alternatively, you can keep it a little simpler with this Alice and Olivia mini skirt from Nordstrom, which incorporates the new trend into an already popular 2022 style

 ALICE + OLIVIA Rubi Sequin Miniskirt


Shop now: $375;

Or take the trend to new lengths with midi- and maxi-versions. This style by ASOS features sparkles and fringe that give this mermaid skirt a net-like feel. The Edition Floral Sequin Skirt, in addition to metallic silver sequins, has pink and green sparkling flowers embellished all over. While it might hit below the knee, the back slit makes this more full-coverage party skirt still incredibly sexy.

ASOS DESIGN Sequin Fringe Pencil Skirt


Shop now: $130;

Or, for a true ready-to-party look (that’s also under $100) you can opt for the Sequin Side Zip Miniskirt by 1.State. One five-star reviewer calls the quality of this skirt “great” and the fit “perfect for me”. And according to another customer, this sequin mini from River Island “is perfect if you're a little curvier” noting that it offers “cover[age] and is so soft and comfortable.”

1.STATE Sequin Side Zip Miniskirt


Shop now: $55 (Originally $79);

Ready to add something a little mythical to your wardrobe? Shop the sequin skirt trend now.

Shop More InStyle Editor-Approved Fashion:

Related Articles