Skirts can vary according to cultural conceptions of modesty and aesthetics as well as the wearer’s personal taste, fashion and social context …
A skirt is the lower part of a dress or gown, covering the person from the waist downwards, or a separate outer garment serving this purpose.
A dress is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice. It consists of a top piece that covers the torso and hangs down over the legs. A dress can be any one-piece garment containing a skirt of any length. Dresses can be formal or informal. In many cultures, dresses are more often worn by women and girls.
1. accordion skirt – a form of tight pleating which allows the garment to expand its shape when moving
2. a-line skirt – a skirt with a slight flare, roughly in the shape of a capital letter A
3. bell-shaped – flared noticeably from the waist but then, unlike a church bell, cylindrical for much of its length
4. box pleated – knife pleats back-to-back, and have a tendency to spring out from the waistline.
5. circle – a skirt cut in sections to make one or more circles with a hole for the waist
6. culottes – a form of divided skirt, split skirt or pantskirt constructed like a pair of shorts, but hanging like a skirt
7. full skirt – a skirt with fullness gathered into the waistband
8. gored skirt – a skirt that fits through the waistline and flares at the hem
9. inverted pleated skirt – a skirt made by bringing two folds of fabric to a center line in front and/ or back
10. pleated skirt – a skirt with fullness reduced to fit the waist by means of regular pleats or folds, which can be stitched flat to hip-level or free-hanging
11. short skirt – a skirt with hemline above the knee
12. straight skirt/ 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 vent or kick-pleat set in the hem for ease of walking
13. underskirt – simple, basic skirt over which an overskirt, or drapery, hangs
14. wrap skirt – a skirt that wraps around the waist with an overlap of material
1. shift – a garment that features straight lines and doesn’t hug the body’s curves or cinch the waist
2. tent – a dress that hangs loose from shoulder to below the hips, and does not have a waistline
3. empire line – fitted bodice ending just below the bust, giving a high-waisted appearance, and a gathered skirt which is long and loosely fitting but skims the body
4. charleston – straight and loose, leaving the arms bare with a waistline dropped to the hips.
5. sheath – a type of dress designed to fit close to the body, relatively unadorned
6. princesse – dress with “princess seams” that typically run from under the arm curving gently over the bust point and down to the lower hem
7. shirtwaist – a style of dress that borrows details from a man’s shirt
8. skater – a modern version of A-line dresses
9. bodycon – a tight form-fitting dress, often made from stretchy material.
10. babydoll – a style of clothing that has gained and lost popularity throughout the years
11. cocktail dress – a woman’s dress worn at cocktail parties and semi-formal or “black tie” occasions
12. strapless dress – a garment that stays put around the upper body without shoulder straps or other visible means of support
13. maxi – a floor or ankle length informal dress
14. jumper – a sleeveless, collarless dress intended to be worn over a blouse, shirt or sweater
15. shoulder strap – a strap over a shoulder
16. balloon – narrow at breast and waist with a wide skirt balloon shaped and hem that falls to the knee