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What are the different types of skirts?

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Different types of skirts include dirndl skirts, pencil skirts, mini-skirts, maxi-skirts, straight skirts, pleated skirts, sarongs, bubble skirts, A-line skirts, tube skirts, cargo skirts, poodle skirts and peasant skirts. There's a skirt that complements just about every body type.

Dirndl skirts are based on skirts worn in Germany and Austria. They are cut in a circular style, gathered gently at the waist and are usually knee length or slightly shorter. Straight skirts fall straight down from the waist. Pencil skirts also fall straight down from the waist, but they fit more snugly than straight skirts. Tube skirts are even more snug.

As their name suggests, A-line skirts resemble the letter "A" as they gently flare out from the waist. These skirts can be different lengths and can be casual or worn at formal occasions. Cargo skirts, like cargo pants, have lots of pockets and loops. Mini skirts are often thigh length, while maxi-skirts fall to the ankles. Skirts can have all types of pleats, including box pleats, kick pleats, sunburst pleats and knife-edged pleats. Sarong skirts are based on garments worn by both men and women in Indonesia and Malaysia.

Poodle skirts were popular in the 50s. These skirts were longish, full and had a poodle embroidered on them.

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