A Guide to Different Lengths and Styles of Skirts

People have been wearing skirts since prehistoric times as the simplest way to hide the lower part of the body. This kind of clothing has evolved over time along with fashion. Today, skirts can have various lengths and styles: be it slim or big, asymmetrical or even.

5-Minute Crafts is going to show you how to learn to tell different kinds of skirts apart.

Kinds of skirts in terms of length

  • Micro — a very short skirt that is wider than a belt but shorter than a mini. It ends at the upper part of the hip.
  • Mini — a skirt that ends above the knee. Around the middle part of the hip.
  • Above-the-knee
  • On knee
  • Below-the-knee
  • Midi. The lower edge of the skirt is between the knee and the ankle.
  • Tea length skirt. These shirts are about 7.6–10 cm above the ankle. Skirts and dresses of this length are a more modern alternative to formal cocktail dresses. They are great for summer weddings, proms, official receptions, and tea parties.
  • Maxi — reach the ankle.
  • Full — the longest skirt there is. It might be 2.5 cm away from the floor or even touch it.

Types of skirts in terms of style

  • Straight skirt. Basic skirt model. It’s not too tight.
  • Pencil skirt. Is a skirt that tapers toward the bottom. The length is usually on the knee or a bit below the knee. It might have a slit in the back or on the side or the shape will limit your movement too much.
  • Trapezoid skirt. This skirt is also called an A-line skirt. It gets wider toward the bottom and looks like a capital A.
  • 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.
  • Wrap skirt. A skirt that wraps around the waist with an overlap of material.
  • Godet skirt. A skirt with triangular pieces of fabric inserted upward from the hem to create more fullness.
  • Tulip skirt. A voluminous skirt whose hem is tucked back under to create a “bubble effect” at the bottom.
  • Layered skirt. Layers of ruffled fabric are arranged one on top of the other to form a skirt.
  • Skirt pants. Pants that are so wide that they look like a skirt.
  • Asymmetric skirt. One side of the skirt is lower than the other.
  • Peplum skirt. It’s like a pencil skirt but with another piece of fabric that flares at the waist.
  • Balloon skirt. A big skirt where the bottom is folded inward to look like a balloon.
  • Tutu skirt. A big skirt with a lot of layers. This model became famous thanks to Sarah Jessica Parker’s character on Sex and the City.
  • 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.
  • New look skirt. A big skirt that looks like an inverted flower.
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