Fashion Clothing Butt-Protecting Fashion Is the Spring Trend We Didn't See Coming Skirts with trains, shirts with trains — designers are creating all kinds of new ways to cover your a**. By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on October 11, 2021 @ 05:30PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Victor Boyko/Getty Images Typically, spring and summer aren't the most practical seasons when it comes to fashion. In years past, we've found ourselves wobbling down cobblestone streets wearing wedge sandals, struggling to figure out strappy bikini tops, and had our fair share of Marilyn Monroe dress moments due to rogue gusts of wind. However, in 2022, we might just have a solution for a major seasonal struggle we know all too well: sitting down on a scorching hot — or even a questionably clean — seat and burning the backs of our bare legs. Long trains, attached to both skirts and shirts, were a trend we spotted on a handful of Spring '22 runways, turning butt-protection clothing in to an actual thing. In some cases, these trains were a twist on the high-low look that takes us back to the early '00s. However, at Chanel, they came in the form of an additional flap. Basically the mud flap you'd see behind the tires of a semi truck but oddly chic. Either way, we're all for making this small switch next year, solving at least one dilemma on our list. Shoving Your Clutch in Your Pants Is Now Fashion Week Approved Chanel Estrop/Getty Images Chanel is famous for these sweet little suits, but the train on the back of this skirt adds a whole new element of fun — and practicality — for the warmer weather months. Busy Philipps Says Tap Shorts and Boots Are Essentials When Living in New York Prada Emmanuel Wong/Getty Images Not only does this elaborate skirt work as a statement piece in an otherwise simple look, it'll save your legs when sliding into a car with leather seats. Louis Vuitton Peter White/Getty Images It's not just Spring 2022's skirt selection that included trains, either. This breezy, butt-protecting mullet top appeared on Louis Vuitton's runway, giving us another smart, breezy option to add to our wardrobe.