A little bit about skirts


Dreamer! Today we will talk to you a little bit about skirts. Know what kind suits you according to your silhouette, learn more about them, and make the most of your figure!

First, some facts about skirt origins

The history of skirt dates back thousands of years. Cultures such as the Egyptians, Sumerians and Assyrians, made use of this garment.

This garment was worn by women and mens. These cultures used a skirt-pant style made of linen, which rose above the knee for men and women, fell to the feet.

After that, the Greeks and Romans also wore the skirt at the height of the knees for men and for women, to the feet.

Without preamble let's talk about some kind of skirts!

A- line skirt

This type of skirt is tight at the waist and with a bit of width at the hem, simulating the shape of the letter A.

They are very comfortable to wear and perfect to conceal the abdominal area, pronounced hips or lack thereof.


And these will give the illusion of having a slim figure because they accentuate the waist.

  • A-line skirts are garments that can be used in any type of silhouette.

Straight-cut skirt

This type of skirt is fitted to the body. It should reach just to your knee or a little below, that’s the right length.

For this reason, most straight skirts have cuts so you can walk comfortably and others are made of stretch fabrics.


The straight-cut skirt makes curves look more attractive, so it’s not recommended for silhouettes with wide hips or thighs.

  •  It’s recommended for triangle, inverted triangle, and hourglass silhouettes.

Tulip shape skirt

As its name suggests its shape simulates the shape of the Tulip flower.

Also, these skirts are very flattering thanks to the cut they have in the front, they tend to favor all silhouettes.

  • As has been noted, if you have narrow hips, we recommend you have a tulip shape skirt in your outfit essentials.
  • On the other hand, those that are a little longer and in dark colors are recommended for wide hips.

Wrap skirt

What gives the name to this skirt is that it wraps around the waist and is fastened with a cord or a button.

It can wrap completely around the front or have an asymmetrical cut.

  • Without a doubt this is a skirt that favors all types of silhouettes.

This kind of skirt can be made in different lengths helping to stylize the figure, and is one of the easiest casual garments to combine.

Asymmetrical skirt

Asymmetric skirts have hems that aren’t even, the trick is to clearly notice the contrast in the back length and the front, in the back is like a kind of tail, these skirts usually have flight.

  • Equally, it’s a skirt that favors all silhouettes.

Because it handles two different lengths and its flight stylizes the figure helping to give volume in narrow hips and reduce it in wide hips.

Pencil skirt

This type of skirt is tight to the body and the appropriate length is at or below the knee, being a little narrow in this area.

So-called because of its long and thin line, it’s a classic garment that, being tight, will highlight the curves of the body.

  • It’s a skirt that favors only people with an hourglass silhouette and inverted triangle.
  • Must be remembered: if they are long to the calf are recommended for tall and thin women, as they shorten the figure.

Now, do you know there is a name for each length of a skirt?

At this point, it’s time to learn the length of the skirt and what each of the lengths in a basic straight skirt is called.

Let's know them!


In addition, here we leave you a video tutorial with this project we made for you! Follow this super easy step-by-step on how to make a maxi skirt with an elastic waistband.

Are you ready?

If you enjoyed this video, please tell us in the comments what were your experience, we will love to read your thoughts.

Also we invite you to check out our DIY category, for more step-by-step tutorials like this.

Pleated skirt... how? when? where?

One of the most common skirt confections is the pleated skirt

Indeed, those highlight the waist and produce a slimming effect. In many cases, it helps to tuck in the top to accentuate the effect.



A fold, especially one of several parallel folds made by doubling cloth or other material on itself and then pressing or stitching it into place.

These are folds of fabric that give flare to the garments without modifying their shape.

You can use them in dresses, skirts, and endless applications. Pleats are folds that bend to the right or left and folded symmetrically across the fabric’s front or back.

Tip 1


First thing to remember: you can use a pleated skirt with shirts or blouses made on lightweight fabrics.

Tip 2


Then, this type of skirt gives to your figure volume to the hip area, in this case, it’s ideal for girls with low hips.

Tip 3


To select the footwear you should use with your pleated skirt, consider any style…

Yes! this kind of skirt can be combined with all type of shoes.

As a result, you will give your look a different style for each occasion!

Tip 4


If you are too thin, in this situation, a pleated skirt combined with a jacket, blazer, or sweater to thicken your silhouette will be the best option for your outfit!

But... you know how much fabric to buy if you want to make a pleated skirt project?

The answer is so simple…


You should take into account to buy the total contour x3 if you want to make a pleated skirt.

Now let's to talk about another common type of skirt... the circle skirt.


With the following information, you will know the different types of circle skirts to confect your favorite one!

A circle skirt

The pattern of a full circular skirt, or 360°, is basically a circle.

With fabric circles, very wide skirts can be made from a full circle without seams or from two semi-circle skirts joining at the sideline.

  • This type of skirt suits all body types, as the drape of the fabric slims the silhouette regardless of the length of the skirt.

Half-circle skirt

This skirt is basically a half-circle. The half-circle skirt has only one seam at the back.

It suits all bodies depending on the type of fabric, as it slims the silhouette because the fullness visually offsets the hips and narrows the waist regardless of the length of the skirt.

  • Among the circle skirts, this is the option with less flare and fabric.

Double-circle skirt

The double-circle skirt is basically formed of two circle skirts; these are joined by the seams which fall on the sides of the skirt.

They are easily recognizable because when the sides are held and the arms are raised, they meet above the head.

Additionally, double-circle skirt are suitable for all silhouettes and are generally used for disciplines such as dance because of the movement they generate with their great flare.

  • They can also be found in haute couture dresses such as bridal, evening, or gala dresses.

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