Womens Skirt

September 25th, 2011


Straight skirt or Pencil skirt, a tailored skirt hanging straight from the hips and fitted from the waist to the hips by means of darts or a yoke; may have a kick-pleat for ease of walking.

Full skirt, a skirt with fullness gathered into the waistband

Short skirt, a skirt with hemline above the knee.


Bell-shaped skirt, flared noticeably from the waist but then, unlike a church bell, cylindrical for much of its length.

A-line skirt, a skirt with a slight flare, roughly in the shape of a capital letter A

Pleated skirt, a skirt with fullness reduced to fit the waist by means of regular pleats ('plaits') or folds, which can be stitched flat to hip-level or free-hanging

Circle skirt, a skirt cut in sections to make one or more circles with a hole for the waist, so the skirt is very full but hangs smoothly from the waist without darts, pleats, or gathers

Hobble skirt, long and tight skirt with a narrow enough hem to significantly impede the wearer's stride  

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