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Accordion-Pleated Skirt

A full-circle skirt with narrow, evenly spaced vertical folds pressed into the fabric, forming alternating raised and recessed ridges. Click for full definition with images.

Pencil Skirt

A close-fitting skirt named for its’ straight, narrow cut from the hips to the hem. Click for full definition with images.

Maxi Skirt

maxi skirt [mak–see] [skurt] Any skirt with a hemline length that falls to, or below, the wearer’s ankle. See also: SKIRT LENGTHS HISTORY: Late 1960’s: Popularized style due to the resistance of...

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Definitions of fashion terminology for various apparel, garment styles, and silhouettes.


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