Skirts are an essential must-have item in every girl’s wardrobe. From daily wear to party ones, find all types of skirts in our SlubWords glossary here. 

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A-line skirt (N.) [ey lahyn skurt] An A-line skirt is well fitted at the waist and gradually widens towards the hem to give the impression of the capital letter A. Also see A-line in types of silhouettes.

Asymmetric skirt (N.) [ey-suhme-trik skurt] A type of skirt that has an asymmetric hemline is called asymmetric skirt.

Bubble skirt (N.) [buhbuh l skurt] A type of mini skirt that’s poofy with its bottom hem gathered and sewn to inner lining is called a bubble skirt. Also see mini skirt.

Circle skirt (N.) [sur-kuh l skurt] A type of skirt with or without pleats, whose bottom hemline forms a circular shape whan spread out fully flat is a circle skirt. Also see pleated skirt.

Flounce skirt (N.) [flouns skurt] A type of skirt with wide or puffy ruffles is known as flounce skirt. Also see ruffled skirt.

High-low skirt (N.) [hahy loh skurt] A high-low skirt is a type of skirt that has an asymmetric or high-low hemline, usually higher in the front or side and lower on the other side. Also see asymmetric skirt.

Layered skirt (N.) [ley-erd skurt] A type of skirt that has a layer of fabric sewn on top of one another is known as layered skirt. Also see ruffled skirt.

Maxi skirt (N.) [mak-see skurt]  A type of skirt that reaches the ankles is called a maxi skirt. Also see maxi in types of silhouettes.

Mermaid skirt (N.) [mur-meyd skurt] A type of skirt that’s tight fitted from the waist to the knees and gradually flares out at the bottom is a mermaid skirt. Also see mermaid in types of silhouettes.

Micro mini skirt (N.) [mahy-kroh min-ee skurt ] Also see mini skirt. See micro mini in types of silhouettes

Midi skirt (N.) [mid-ee skurt] Midi skirts are types of skirts that end at the calf length.

Mini skirt (N.) [min-ee skurt] A type of skirt whose hemline is above the knee is known as a mini skirt. Also see micro mini skirt.

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Overskirt (N.) [oh-ver-skurt] A type of skirt or skirt-like layer of fabric worn or sewn over skirts and dresses or sewn over pants is called an overskirt.

Pencil skirt (N.) [pen-suh l skurt] A type of skirt that’s well-fitted and has a straight narrow cut, usually that ends at or below the knee is known as pencil skirt. Its shape, slim and long, somewhat resembles a pencil.

Pleated skirt (N.) [pleet-ed skurt] A type of skirt that’s formed by doubling fabric panels and stitching it on itself to create pleats is a pleated skirt.

Ruffled skirt (N.) [ruf-uh ld skurt] A type of skirt with ruffles is known as ruffled skirt. Also see ruffle in surface techniques.

Divided skirt (N.) [di-vahy-did skurt] A type of skirt, usually mini, which is divided to provide space for each leg separately is called divided skirt. Also short culottes.

Skort (N.) [skawrt] A skort is a pair of shorts with a panel across the front, and sometimes at the back as well, to give the illusion of a skirt. Also see divided skirt.

Tiered skirt (N.) [teerd skurt] A type of skirt that has layers of fabrics all the way down giving an appearance of tiers is a tiered skirt.

Tulip skirt (N.) [tyoo-lip skurt] A type of mini skirt in the shape of inverted tulip flower with overlapping panels, usually wider in the middle than at the waist or hips is called a tulip skirt. Also see mini skirt.