A Skirt is a type of garment that covers your lower half body. It hangs from the waist and can be of any length of your legs. Skirts can be made out of a single piece of material. But most of the skirts are introduced with dart, gores, pleats or panels to create a different look. The selection can vary upon the social context, fashion and cultural conception of modesty.
Designs of skirts differs on styles, types and shapes. Some skirts are short or long. Some of them are narrow and wide, others are full. There are so many options to select that, you may think of wearing a pant instead! But knowing the different types of skirts and the one that looks good on you can complete your wardrobe by having a nice collection of them. Let’s get to know about different types of skirts to select the right one for you.
This skirt fits at the waist. Slightly touching hips and thighs, broader at the hem, narrow at the top and a bit wider at the bottom makes it look like the letter “A”.
The design is similar to a mermaid’s tail by fitting from waist to knees. It flares out from the knees to the floor.
Gypsy or Tiered Skirt
This one is a preferred casual skirt. There are different lengths on this category such as, full, knee length, mini etc. These skirts creates an attractive look by adding shape by tiers.
This skirt hugs your body. Its lengthens from the waist to beneath the knees or down to mid-calf. They come in stretch materials. This one is preferred for slim and skinny figures.
Mini skirts are shorter than knee length. They are just right to reveal a pair of beautiful legs. This one is inappropriate for the workplace or highly formal meeting. So ensure that you have selected it for the right event.
Micro Mini Skirt
This one is a shorter version of mini skirt. You can go as far as you want without the skirt qualifying as a belt.
It has ruffles in the back being flat across the stomach. The design is popular again as being part of a Neovictorian fashion.
These skirts are long, having a length from waist to ankle. They may not show any leg, but still can be very fashionable. This one is especially good for fall and cool winter days. Many people believe them as the most comfortable variety. Make sure that it is not too long for you to walk in.
Pleats are folds of fabric sewn from the top of the skirt. It hangs from the waist to different lengths showing the pleat’s over. It looks nice on all figures.
This skirt is made in a circular shape that has a flare at the hem. They are very fitting at the dress hips. They are usually made of lightweight fabric.
These skirts can wrap around the waist and the leg part. Sometimes they have a light flare design. It can be fastened by a button or tie. It is a perfect selection of casual wear. They are usually made of cotton.
These are a type of long skirts, making the skirt fabric poodle on the floor when you stand still.
It is a type of fabric that has to wrap around your body to make a skirt. It is widely used in tropical climates to be worn as a skirt or as a cover-up over a bathing suit.
It creates a bubble effect at the bottom of its hem being tucked back under. It has been popular since 1950s.
These are found in a large variety of styles. Jeans skirts are made from jeans and denim. They are usually casual. Some of them are designed with rhinestones or embroidery. Pockets are also a trendy addition.
The design of flare skirts are derived from A-line skirts. The only difference is, these skirts are wider at the bottom. The extra flare covers the fat over hips and thighs. They are also named as four gores, six gores, seven or eight gores.
High Waisted Skirt
The skirt that fits on higher than the waistline are called high waisted skirts. They can be a little or a lot higher than the waistline.
A combination of different fabrics creates a combo skirt. It is mainly focused when the skirt is re-purposed or up-cycled. The parts can be any fabric such as jeans, ruffles etc.
It was a specialized skirt, originally used in ballet. This skirt is made of tulle. Recently it has been popular as goth and fetish wear.
Trouser skirts basically shares a pair of trousers either fitted or flared. Fly fronts and belt loops are the common among trouser skirt.
The skirt has a length to ankle with many vertical wrinkles. The wrinkles are made by twisting the garment when it is wet. It is a nice selected for casual wear.
Asymmetrical skirts is designed in a way that the fabric will have different lengths on the hems. It is a perfect selection for an evening out.
Grommeted Skirts or Skirts with Gussets
These skirts are great for dancing as they are made of vertical panels from waist to hemline.
Gathered skirts are gathered at the waist. It is the simplest of all skirts. It can also be cut from the hip side and set into a yoke.