Types of Skirts: Your Personal Fashion Guide

Skirts are one of the most basic women’s garments that keep evolving with time but you still don’t seem to get enough of them. Before picking out the most apt skirt for yourself, here is a guide on about the different types of basic skirts that are styled and fashioned into the trend.

1. A-line Skirt

A-line skirt

This is a basic skirt with varying length. It has very little flair and has a straight fit.

2. Pencil Skirt

Pencil skirt

A pencil skirt is like an A-line skirt but is narrower near the knees. It is mostly used for formal wear.

3. Circular Skirt

Circular skirt

A circular skirt has become really common these days and can be most commonly seen in skater dresses. It has a good flair and looks very peppy.

4. Tulip Skirt

Tulip skirt

A tulip skirt has derived its name from the Tulip flower because of the similarity in shape. The skirt usually has soft draping curves on the sides which give it a look similar to that of a draped skirt.

5. Wrapped Skirt

Wrapped skirt

A wrapped skirt, as understood by the name, is like a plane piece of cloth that is draped around your waste and tied to secure it in place. It can look similar to a tulip skirt.

6. Asymmetrical Skirt

Asymmetrical skirt

An asymmetrical skirt is any skirt that does not have a uniform pattern. It does not have a definite line of symmetry and has become really popular these days.

7. Layered Skirt

Layered skirt

A layered dress is an A-line or circular skirt with layer of fabric over it, giving it a considerable amount of flounce and volume. It looks very chic and may have layers of different fabrics or colors.

8. Pleated Skirt

Pleated skirt

A pleated skirt can be A-line or circular with pleats. the pleats of a skirt can be of different types, knife pleats, box pleats, inverted box pleats or accordion pleats, depending upon the design.

9. Bubble Dress

Bubble dress

A bubble skirt is gathered at the hem to give it volume in the middle and give the “bubble” effect.

10. Mermaid Skirt

Mermaid dress

This kind of dress is most commonly seen in maxi skirts. A mermaid skirt is fitted on the upper part and flares suddenly in the bottom part (either from the mid-thigh, the knee or mid calf).

11. Godet Skirt

Godet skirt

A godet skirt is an A-line or flared skirt which has triangular parts cut into it of different fabric and/or of different color than the main skirt.


Now that you know the different types of skirts, why don’t you try out some for yourself?

Do tell us which one did you like the most in the comments section below.


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