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Designer Skirts Defination - Garment that hangs from the waist and covers all or part of the legs.

Designer Skirts Definition - Garment that hangs from the waist and covers all or part of the legs.

A skirt is defined as a cone- or tube- shaped outfit that hangs from the waist and covers all or part of the legs. An outfit prominent in European culture, skirts are usually considered women's clothing. The exceptions are the kilt, a traditional men's garment in Scotland, and fashion designers, such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, have designed men's skirts.

Simply, a skirt can be a draped garment made out of a single piece of material such as pareos, but most skirts are fitted to the body (body fit category) at the waist and fuller below, with the fullness introduced by means of gores, dart, panels or pleats. Modern skirts are usually made of light to mid-weight fabrics, such as jersey, poplin, worsted, or denim. Skirts of clingy or thin fabrics are often worn with slips to make the material of the skirt drape classic and for modesty yet elegant.

Usually the hemline of skirts can be as high as the upper thigh or as low as the ground, depending on the taste of fashion and the modesty or personal fashion sense of the wearer. It is said that medieval upper-class women wore skirts over min 3 meters in diameter at the bottom. At the other extreme, the miniskirts of the 1960s were minimal garments that may have barely covered the under garments when seated.

Fashion historians use the word "petticoat" to describe the skirt-like garments of the 18th century or earlier. From around 1915, hemlines for daytime dresses left the floor for good. For the next fifty years, fashionable skirts became short during1920s, then long in1930s, and then shorter during the Second World War Years with their restrictions on fabric, then the New Look.

No one skirt length has dominated fashion for such a long period, with short and ankle-length style designer skirts often appearing side-by-side in fashion magazines and catalogs.