History of Skirt

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THE SKIRT

it is a unisex garment attached to the hips or waist to cover all or part of the lower body without division for each leg and without in principle the lower edges are closed. According to the cultures, the skirt is worn preferentially by the men (kilt, sapeta, sarong, etc.) or by the women (sari, etc)

the kilt

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the straight skirt

The most classic skirt, is worn alone or with a jacket to constitute a tailor. It is simple doubled and split on the back so as not to hinder the movements

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The skirt sun

The skirt in form or skirt umbrella or skirt sun, cut in a fabric of bias, its width is variable and can go as far as forming a complete circle. It is a form of skirt prevalent in many cultures. She thins the silhouette by molding the waist and the hips to flare on the legs

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the skirt-panties

the pants or trousers being integrated and concealed by the skirt itself. Appearing in 1890 to allow women to ride a bicycle, it was long and puffy. Used in a shortened form for tennis in 1931, it is a garment that keeps a sporty image

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The pleated skirt

The skirt is straight or flared and folds, it is often associated with uniforms of schoolgirls, preferably navy blue. Nowadays, synthetic fabrics allow the permanence of folds

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The wallet skirt

It consists of a strip of fabric that closes by crossing in front of or on the side
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some examples…You also have more typical skirts :
The swim, skirt in black frieze cloth worn by widows around 1590
The basque, skirt worn by women in the Basque country
The philibeg, a short skirt worn by the Scottish mountaineers
The fustanelle, short skirt worn by men in traditional Greek costume
The cotte or cotillon, the skirt worn by the peasant women formerly
The sarong, a piece of cloth wrapped around the lower part of the body and tied at the level of the hips
The loincloth, generally rectangular, with which a person covers his hips up to the thighs or knees, or from the navel to the ankles
The pareo, a piece of colored fabric, originally Tahitian, used as a loincloth, wrapped around the waist and then knotted

The skirt with Kate Middleton

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Photo © James Whatling

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