The Viral Silk Skirt Hack That Can Make Your Maxi Skirts More Versatile

When it comes to your wardrobe, it pays off to have a few staple pieces that can be worn in multiple ways. Items with versatility expand the number of potential outfits you can put together.

While you cannot go wrong with classic staples such as denim jackets or white button-downs, you can even find such flexibility in fancier pieces, like silk maxi skirts. A TikTok hack will allow you to easily crop your maxi skirts without even needing a pair of scissors, so you can wear them long or short depending on your preference, your outfit of the day, or the season.

The TikTok hack for silk maxi skirts was originally posted by Jade Leanne (@jadeleanne_xo). Leanne is a fashion influencer from the UK with over 298,000 followers on TikTok and over 38,000 followers on Instagram. She often posts outfit ideas and inspiration, along with vlog-style videos about her life, and it's not hard to see why this trick was such a smashing success.

Turning your maxi skirt mini or midi

The simplicity of this TikTok hack means that you can choose any length — calf-length, knee-length, or mid-thigh-length — for your skirt. To get started trying this hack, first you will need a silk maxi skirt in your color or pattern of choice. Once you have an outfit featuring the skirt put together and on, you will determine how short you want the skirt to be and raise it up to your desired length.

Then, lift the extra skirt material and tuck it into your waistband. You can choose to tuck only one side of the skirt, which may give the skirt's hemline an asymmetrical slant. Or, you can choose to tuck both sides into the waistband if you want an even hemline and a draped curve across the front of the skirt. Once your skirt is tucked and adjusted how you want, you are all set with a shortened silk skirt!

The hack put to the test

Another fashion TikToker (@trendycurvy) who goes by "Ms Kristine" and has 1.7 million followers on the platform shared a snippet of Leanne's video and gave the hack a try herself. The skirt Kristine used for the hack is a beautiful seafoam green. After trying the one-sided tuck, she remarked that she would need to use a safety pin to keep the skirt in place. She then tried the double-tuck. Overall, she liked the hack and said, "I think this is really cute. ... I think it could work!"

Kristine received a lot of positive comments on her video trying Leanne's hack. One user commented, "The double tuck is giving Greek goddess." Another user recommended that instead of a safety pin, Kristine use a brooch to secure the one-sided tuck.

If you are debating on whether you need a silk maxi skirt, this hack should help you feel confident that such a skirt is a great addition to your closet.