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Skirt

  • skirt [skurt]

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  1. Garment, which starts above, below, or at the natural waistline and hangs down over legs; not joined between the legs. Especially worn by women and girls. See: TYPES OF SKIRTS (below)
  2. The lower portion of a dress, gown, or coat that extends below the waistline. On a dress or gown, can be separate from bodice or joined with a seam at the waistline.

HISTORY (1.): 1870’s: Suits with separate skirts and jackets introduced for women. 1890’s: Shirtwaists popularized skirts as a separate garment.  1920’s: Skirt worn with a sweater became a popular outfit.

Related Terms: culottes, dirndl, dress, hoop, jupe, kilt, midi, mini, pannier, petticoat, sarong, Skort®, tutu  

TYPE OF SKIRTS:

  • accordion-pleated skirt
  • A-line skirt
  • ankle-length skirt
  • asymmetric skirt
  • ballerina length skirt
  • bell skirt
  • bias skirt
  • bouffant skirt
  • box pleated skirt
  • broomstick skirt
  • bubble skirt
  • bustle-back skirt
  • circle skirt / circular skirt
  • crinoline
  • culottes
  • dance skirt
  • dirndl skirt
  • divided skirt
  • draped skirt
  • Empire skirt
  • evening skirt
  • fishtail skirt
  • flared skirt
  • floor length skirt
  • flying panel skirt
  • full skirt
  • full-circle skirt
  • full-length skirt
  • gathered skirt
  • godet skirt
  • gored skirt
  • 4-gore skirt
  • 6-gore skirt
  • 8-gore skirt
  • 10-gore skirt
  • 12-gore skirt
  • granny skirt
  • half-circle skirt
  • handkerchief skirt
  • harem skirt
  • hip-hugger skirt
  • hoop skirt
  • hula skirt
  • inverted pleated skirt
  • jupe
  • kangaroo skirt
  • kick-pleated skirt
  • kilt
  • knee-length skirt
  • knife pleated skirt
  • layered skirt
  • maternity skirt
  • maxi skirt
  • micro-mini skirt
  • midi skirt
  • mini skirt / miniskirt
  • overskirt
  • panel skirt
  • pantskirt
  • peasant skirt
  • peg-top skirt
  • pegged skirt
  • pencil skirt
  • prairie skirt
  • quarter-circle skirt
  • St. Tropez skirt
  • sarong
  • scooter skirt
  • sheath skirt
  • skating skirt
  • Skort®
  • slit skirt
  • split skirt
  • square-dance skirt
  • squaw skirt
  • straight skirt
  • sunburst-pleated skirt
  • sunray skirt
  • suspender skirt
  • swing skirt
  • tea-length skirt
  • three-quarter circle skirt
  • tiered skirt
  • torso skirt
  • trumpet skirt
  • tulip skirt
  • tunic skirt
  • tutu
  • umbrella-pleated skirt
  • underskirt
  • wrap skirt
  • yoke skirt

Source: Fairchild Dictionary of Fashion Second Edition Revised p.515, New Oxford American Dictionary, Apparelsearch.com Glossary, Dictionary.com

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