Skirts are evergreen. Why wouldn’t they be? They are comfortable, warm and easy going. At times, they are or are capable of being professional, way too professional too! Skirts are sexy and fun. A woman wearing a skirt is generally perceived as easy going and of a jolly sense of humor. This can be credited to the skirt-clad grandmotherly concept of a woman that appeared grandly in our story books and fairy tales. This ancient attribute has history backing it too. One of the oldest items of women’s clothing ever found was a mini-skirt made of fringe, similar to a Hawaiian grass skirt but with bronze ornaments on the lower edge which jingled when one walked. It was worn by itself or with a fitted blouse or shawl. So it won’t be wrong to say that Skirts are evergreen, quite literally!
Skirts are an essential part of our history. Skirts were the successor of loincloth in the history of mankind clothing. The cave paintings in Egypt suggest that the ancient Egyptians, irrespective of their gender, wore skirts to cover their hide. Long ago, long was the only way to go. In the Victorian era, women wore skirts as a sign of femininity and modesty. In order to not appear promiscuous, they had hoops and structure woven around the waist line. Another reason for this was the fashion of a small waist. The smaller the waist, the trendier the look. Did you know that a sixteen inch was a normal size?! Anyway, the important part is that the skirts were present in the previous times too and are still an integral part of our attire.
Coming back to the 21st century, skirts are the ultimate style symbol. There are skirts of all sorts dangling in the wardrobe of the contemporary woman. Let us have look at the types of skirt:
- Pencil Skirts: A pencil skirt is a slim fitting narrow skirt that end falls to, or just above, the knees. It is best suited for a professional setting. The best part about this piece of clothing is that its material stretches and falls perfectly, which in turn flatters your curves most precisely. This stretch is attributed to filament yarn manufacturers who use filament yarn as their textile raw material. The yarn stretches providing excellent comfort and impeccable style.
- A-line Skirts: An A-line skirt is a must have in a woman’s wardrobe. An A-line skirt usually fits at the waist and then widens towards the hem line. It can be worn on semi-formal occasions or completely casual outings. A floral printed A-line skirt can be teamed with a monotonous blouse or T-shirt and vice versa.
When to wear: Semi-formal occasions like office parties; casual meetings.
- Godet Skirts: The insertion of triangular pieces of clothing in the end of the hem makes Godet skirts a top favorite amongst the working women. This type of skirt is great for an everyday wear in an office.
When to wear: Regular office day.
- Denim skirts: Denim skirts are always in vogue. A casual brunch or a trip to the shopping mall or maybe a fun ride to a music fest, denim skirts are always a go to. Pep up your denim skirt with funky beads or cute little danglers and pump up your cool quotient.
When to wear: A music fest; day out with friends.
What are listed here are only a fragment of the kind of skirts we have because there are umpteen varieties of styles and trends in the skirt culture. Skirts are essential to the world, the silhouettes around the world that mean ‘women’ say so. So, go out and own a collection of the epitome of femininity and grace! You can always use the list here!