What are the Different Types of Skirts? The one type of clothing that every woman must have in her closet, is a skirt. It is said that the type of clothes you wear defines your sense of fashion. The absence of a skirt equals an incomplete closet and an incomplete sense of fashion.
Here are some of the must have skirts-
An A-line skirt is fitted at the waist and widens making the skirt resemble the capital letter ‘A’ and hence was named after it. It is available in both short and long sizes.
It is named ‘Pencil’ as the skirt is a slim-fit skirt. These skirts are generally worn by the people who work in corporate companies. The skirt is known for its formal look. The size of the skirt is generally just above the knee or a little below the knee. Pencil skirts are also known as ‘straight skirts’.
Box Pleated Skirt
The Box-pleated skirts are stitched is a way that the pleats appear to look like rectangular boxes. They’re available in both sizes, short and long. They’re generally paired with crop tops or blouses, tucked in.
Pleated skirts by nature are womanly looking. Pleated skirts are available in different sizes and styles-
Sizes- Mini, short, knee-length, midi, and maxi
Styles- Accordion, top-stitched, knife pleat, kick pleat, and inverted pleat
Bodycon skirts are tight-fit skirts, unlike pencil skirts, it sticks to the side of your body starting from the waist to the legs. The skirts are better worn short and are paired with buttoned shirts or V-neck tees, tucked in.
Skirts that have a ‘high-front-low-back’ are known as asymmetrical skirts. This type of skirt also has other names like waterfall or mullet skirts. They are available in different sizes, but the longer size looks elegant.
A Ruffle skirt is another feminine looking skirt. Ruffle is a type of frill, which is stitched using light-weight cloth. Ruffle skirts are also stitched in the form of tire skirts. This skirt is better understood in the picture.
Tire skirts are called so as the skirts have tired of skirts stitched to look like one skirt. They’re available in different sizes. The length of the skirt decides the number of tires.
The peplum skirts are short who’s base skirt is usually pencil, straight or bodycon. What makes this special is the flared fabric attached around the waist part or the mouth of the skirt.
From the word ‘Godet’ we understand what type of skirt this is. It is stitched to make triangular pleats. This type of skirt is available in different sizes too.
A semi-circular piece of cloth is wrapped from both its corners to make a wrapped skirt. It is in different sizes and looks exactly like a high-low skirt (asymmetrical).
The hem of the skirt is folded back and stitched to give the skirt a voluminous look to create a ‘Bubble’ effect. Bubble skirts are usually short that rest mid-thigh or above the knee.
Tulle is a fine and stiff fabric, used for netting skirts, gowns (especially wedding gowns), and veils. Skirts stitched using this material are called Tulle skirts.
Mermaid skirts are similar to bodycon but at the end of the skirt, the material flares making the skirt look like a mermaid’s tail.
The Trumpet skirt is similar to a Mermaid skirt but the difference between the two is that Mermaid’s flare is dramatic whole the trumpet’s flare gradually flares.