58 Different Types Of Skirts From Which To Choose The Most Suitable For You

The skirt may be a mainstay in the closet of any fashion girl, but the essential wardrobe piece has one of the longest histories in the category of clothing.

After the loincloth, the skirt is the second-oldest garment known to mankind.

In ancient times, both men and women wore what we recognize today as a skirt, but over the years, it became predominantly a women’s garment in Western cultures.

While its endless iterations can be traced back to the first days that humans decided to dress by tying cloths around themselves, the past hundred or so years are rife with dramatic changes to the skirt from decade to decade.

58 Different Types Of Skirts To Choose The Most Suitable For You

The history of the skirt can be measured in transforming silhouettes, vacillating hemlines, and a musical chairs game of materials.

While sartorial sensibilities and trends are constantly shifting, today we have a gamut of skirt styles to choose from, each design pulled from the archives to serve present-day appreciation for the classic, vintage, and downright retro pieces from our past.

There are so many types of skirts that there’s one for every body type and occasion.

What are they?

Do you know them all? If yes, do you know how to style all these different types of skirts?

There are types of long skirts, types of mini skirts, types of bed skirts, types of maxi skirts, types of short skirts, types of dress skirts.

There are also different types of skirts for body types.

Even there are different types of pockets on skirts.

So, let’s look at different type of skirts, and which ones look best on different body types.

1. A-Line Skirts

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A-line skirts are type of ladies skirts.

They are quite elegant so they are perfect for parties.

They are usually knee-length. But they also come in all sizes.

This is why this is one of the most sought-after patterns.

While the waistline remains straight, the hemline broadens a little as it moves down.

2. Accordion Skirt

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Accordion skirt is a type of school skirt but not only.

It’s easy to see why the accordion skirt is a trend that just won’t stop — they’re soft, flowing and super flattering.

And honestly, we’re 100% okay with that.

By now, you probably know how attached we get to a good skirt.

We’ve raved about scuba skirts, we’ve poured over peplum hems and now it’s time to circle back to all those pretty pleats.

3. Asymmetrical Skirt

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Asymmetrical skirts are skirts that are different in  lengths throughout the skirt, giving a unique style that befits almost any occasion.

The most popular types of asymmetrical skirts are now the ones that are knee-length or shorter in the front and longer in the back.

These types of women skirts look very elegant look regardless of their color or other features.

They can be made longer on one side than the other, different lengths throughout the skirt, come to a point in the front, or even have two separate lengths in the front.

So, any skirt with varying lengths can be called an asymmetrical skirt.

4. Bell Shaped Skirt

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A bell-shaped skirt flares out on either side.

This type of skirt comes in numerous styles, including pleated and many different lengths.

It can be made out of various types of materials and colors.

The flare gives them an elegant look.

So, many women prefer wearing them on a formal occasion.

5. Bubble Skirt

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Bubble skirts are uniquein style.

The specific feature in this type of pleated skirts is that they have a very pronounced hem that draws together a puffed-out look resembling a bubble.

They are often pleated and the puffiness at the hem gives them a very extraordinary look that is difficult to ignore.

If you want to wear a skirt that attracts attention, the bubble skirt is the one for you.

6. Bustled Skirt

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Bustles are usually associated with a design that is included in the back of a skirt.

Bustled skirts can also  have that look in the front as well.

Whenever you see a skirt that has a bunched-up look either in the back or all over it, this can be considered a bustled skirt.

Bustled skirts can also be shorter in front and much longer in the back, which truly accentuates the character of the bustle.

7. Button-Up Skirt

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The button up skirt, also known as the button front skirt, is an item that is very easy to style and it has that little extra detail in the buttons that add an extra dimension to your outfit.

Most of the time, button up skirts come in the form of denim mini skirts and suede mini skirts.

8. Broomstick Skirt

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Broomstick skirts are usually  long skirts, or maxi skirts, that are pleated.

The pleats are usually narrow in width and provide the skirt casual look that also exudes comfort and style.

Broomstick skirts often have elastic waists.

This makes them even more comfortable, as well as various patterns and bright colors to make them more enticing for women to wear.

If you’re looking for a unique style, a broomstick skirt could be just what you need.

9. Circular Skirt

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Circular skirts are simply skirts with a round look.

These skirts can come in many different lengths.

They also could be pleated or un-pleated.

They have a special flowing characteristic that makes them both fashionable and comfortable.

This is the reason they have become so popular.

10. Cowl Skirt

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In relation to clothing the word ‘Cowl’ strictly refers to the hooded garment favoured by monks (specifically the hood portion).

Going beyond this it is used to describe any garment feature that drapes in a similar manner – most commonly necklines on bias cut dresses and tops.

11. Cullotes Skirt

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A Cullote is a combination of shorts/pants and a skirt.

They are mainly made of silk. Some other fabrics have been used also just to make this women garment looks flowy.

Most commonly, they are found at a little above knee length but range from upper thigh length to ankle length as well.

Cullotes are  a type of skirts styles that is typical for formal occasions.

Sometimes they could be worn at a party.

They can also come as undergarments.

12. Denim Skirt


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These skirts are made of denim material.

They can be light or dark, casual or formal, faded or plain, and long or short.

Mainly made just for casual outings, some of them are so smart that they can even be worn to the office.

13. Dirndl Skirt

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This is a peasant skirt.

This type of skirt consists of a tight-fitting bodice and a look that is full and wide.

Dirndl skirts are very popular in certain parts of the world, including Austria and Bavaria.

Although they can come in any length, they are most often found in a knee-length style.

14. Draped skirt

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A draped skirt is a type of short skirts.

It is an above the knee or knee length skirt that has loose folds which drape off on one end at waist level.

This style makes a very slimming and contouring effect.

They are most suitably worn for formal and semi-formal settings, or for a party.

15. Fix Box Skirt

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Fix box skirts are also known as box pleated skirts.

The specific feature of this type of ladies skirt is that the two upper folds of the pleat face in opposite directions, with the two under folds laid toward each other.

The seam is located on the inside.

16. Flared Skirt

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Flared skirts usually have folds that allow them to gently flare out whenever you walk.

When you are still, the folds are a little more obvious.

But the great effect whenever you walk or twirl while wearing the skirt.

Flared skirts are perfect for the work environment.

17. Fly Skirt

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A fly skirt are designed to flare out from the hem.

They vary in length.

They tend to be on the shorter side, at either knee length, ankle length, or calf length.

They also vary in fabric.

They can be made of cotton, linen, silk, satin, lace, or nets.

Because of their great variety in fabric and style, they are worn best as casual, formal, or party wear.

18. Gored Skirt

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Gored skirts normally have an A-lined shape that is sectional.

19. Gypsy Skirt

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Gypsy skirts were originally made for dancing.

They always consist of versatile designs and colorful fabrics.

They are extremely comfortable.

It is almost always a midi or maxi skirt.

20. High Waisted Skirt

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High-waisted skirts can be a combination of different styles of skirts.

Unlike other skirts, the waistband sits above your belly button, and that little detail makes a world of difference to the outfit.

A-line, skater, denim, pencil, and mini-skirts with a high-waist look impeccably stylish.

As easy as skirts are to style and wear, there are some things you need to consider before deciding on an outfit.

For instance, you need to make sure that the style of your skirt flatters your body type.

Listed below are a few things you need to keep in mind in this regard.

21. Inverted Pleat Skirt

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An inverted pleat skirt is the same as a box pleat skirt.

The only difference is in the pleat – is it  on the right side of the skirt or not.

22. Knife Pleated

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A knife pleated skirt means that it is a sharply creased and narrow pleat.

There is outside fold and one inside fold, usually made by folding a series of pleats in the same direction.

A knife pleated skirt is the most commonly worn type of pleat.

It can be worn either in the daytime or as nightwear.

It depends on the length and the type of fabric.

23. Layered Skirt

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It is a skirt that consists of several layers from top to bottom.

It can vary in length – long or short.

Most layered skirts are made of the same material and color over the entire skirt.

24. Maxi Skirt

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A maxi skirt can vary in any color, fabric, or style.

It is a full-length skirt, with a length that reaches to the floor.

Maxi skirts are a type of gown skirts.

If you want to feel comfortable and stylish and don’t want to worry about showing too much skin, maxi skirts are for you.

25. Mermaid Skirt

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Mermaid skirts are in the shape of a mermaid.

These skirts are with a wide top, much narrower middle section around the knees, and a flaring out at the bottom of the skirt.

They are very attractive.

They are most suitable for formal than casual situations in nature.

These types of women skirts also come in shorter lengths, which narrow at the area half-way between your thigh and your knees before flaring out into a larger design.

26. Mini Skirt

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Miniskirts are different in length.

Some are so short  while others reach the knee.

Any skirt that ends before the knee is considered to be a miniskirt.

This type of skirts are very popular with younger females.

They also vary in colors and materials.

27. Paneled Skirt

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Panel skirts are typically long.

They can be flowy or straight.

Their length goes down to the ankles.

The length depends on the particular panel skirt.

They are a perfect garment for formal wear, dance parties, or even casual.

28. Peasant Skirt

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This type of skirts is long in length and have a lot of pleats or gatherings on them.

Peasant skirts have several levels of pleats. They are usually made of two or three different types of materials.

29. Pegged Skirt

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A pegged skirt or a pencil skirt is narrow.

It tapers off at the bottom.

Its length is usually at the knee.

This garment is appropriate for semi-formal and formal occasions.

30. Pencil Skirt

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Pencil skirts can be in various lengths.

They are always straight skirts that fit tightly against your skin.

This type of skirt is very common among professional and business women.

Pencil skirts can also be casual in nature.

That what makes them unique is the fact they are very straight and narrow.

31. Peplum Skirt

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The peplum skirt showcase the waist, with an extra piece of fabric cinching the waistline.

The length is usually above the knees.

Their fabulous and unique appeal looks great as semi-formal and formal wear.

32. Pleated Skirt

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There are many different types of pleats, including narrow and wide, small and large.

Pleats can also vary in many different sizes and types, so up to your personal preferences and tastes, you can easily find a pleated skirt that meets your requirements.

The length can also vary.

33. Poodle Skirt

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The origin of the Poodle skirts is in the 1950s.

The design on the skirt itself is a poodle.

It is usually in a contrasting color from the skirt itself.

The colors of the skirts can differ from pink to black and even red and blue, and the poodle is sewn on the skirt separately.

34. Ruffled Skirt

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There are ruffles all throughout the skirt.

This creates a very fun and flowy look.

Ruffled skirts come in all shapes and sizes.

This type of garment is appropriate for casual, semi-formal and formal occasions.

35. Sarong Skirt

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Sarong skirts are made out of a long scarf that can be easily wrapped around yourself.

Sarong skirts are very popular at the beach.

The fabric is usually thin.

They can also come in various colors and designs.

36. Sheath Skirt

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A sheath skirt features a silhouette style fitting snug against the body.

The shorter a sheath skirt is, the better suited it is for parties or cocktail party attire.

The longer it is, the more it drifts toward being office wear.

37. Skater Skirt

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Skater skirt is a type of high-waisted skirt.

Also called a puffball or bouffant skirt.

These skirts are usually short.

The skirts are made of very lightweight materials and have a look similar to a circle.

38. Skort Skirt

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Skorts are perfect for a variety of occasions.

They are made like shorts but have a skirt on top of the shorts.

The material range from denim to cotton.

They look like skirts to other people, but the wearer knows and can enjoy the fact that there are shorts underneath the skirt element.

39. Straight Skirt

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Straight skirts are similar to pencil skirts but are not so narrow or close-fitting like pencil skirts.

They can be casual or formal in style.

They are straight and without pleats.

This kind of garment is perfect for the workplace.

40. Trouser Skirt

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Straight skirts are similar to pencil skirts but are not so narrow or close-fitting like pencil skirts.

They can be casual or formal in style.

They are straight and without pleats.

This kind of garment is perfect for the workplace.

41. Trumpet Skirt

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Trumpet skirts is known as mermaid skirts.

The flared out bottom of the skirt looks like the tail of a fish.

Its specific design accentuates curves.

They are most often calf length or ankle length and are most fitting as either party wear or formal wear.

42. Tulip Skirt

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Also known as a balloon or bubble skirt, these skirts have a lot of fullness and hems that are tucked back under the skirt.

That is how a balloon effect created.

They can implement irregular hems and overlapping panels, and they look like an inverted tulip, just like their name.

43. Tulle Skirt

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A tulle is the cut you see on the bottom of a lot of wedding dresses.

The tulle can be found on top of the fabric or underneath.

It can be made from different fabrics, including nylon, silk, and cotton.

44. Tutu Skirt

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This type of skirt is very popular among dancers and little girls who like to twirl around while they play.

Tutus are made of a thin material called tulle.

Tutus can also be made of materials such as nylon, gauze, tarlatan, or muslin, among others.

45. Underskirt

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An underskirt is meant to be worn underneath a dress or another skirt.

It is worn to help the dress or skirt hand on the body smoothly, to protect against perspiration, and to add extra warmth.

46. Winter Skirt

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This type of a skirt makes you feel warm and cozy through cold winter days.

The material is usually wool. It is a full length skirt.

47. Wrap Skirt

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It is a skirt that must be wrapped around the body once or twice to get it to close properly.

It is usually secured with a tie instead of a zipper or buttons.

It is a typical casual ware.

It makes you feel comfortable.

They come in many different lengths and materials.

The pattern is very simple so it is very easy to do it yourself.



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Cotton is the most commonly used and one of the most comfortable types of fabrics, partly because of its breathable qualities.

It is a soft and flexible material.

That is why skirts made of cotton are always extremely comfortable and accommodating.

Cotton also comes in various thicknesses and can be blended with other fabrics.

Cotton Lawn / Voile skirt

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Also called lawn cloth, this kind of fabric is made of 100% cotton.

It resists wrinkles, keeps the skirt’s shape, and has lighter colors that can have an almost transparent quality.

This material can also be used to make drapes and clothing for warmer weather.


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Denim is a sturdy type of cotton.

It is with a twill weaving pattern and diagonal ribbing that comes either dyed.

Denim is a warp-faced type of fabric that is most commonly used to make jeans and skirts.

It is a very comfortable and popular material.

Jersey Knit

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Jersey knit is a very commonly used material that is used in making many types of clothing.

It is made of a blend of synthetic fibers, wool, and cotton.

Originally it was made of pure wool.

It is known for very small, close-knit stitches.

Among its characteristics are warmth, durability, looseness, and softness. T-shirts can also be made of this material.

Linen Blend

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Like cotton, linen is durable, strong, and soft.

But the advantages of this fabric is that it includes an ability to become stronger when wet, a natural resistance to bacteria, and high absorption capabilities.

Linen blend skirts are extremely comfortable and require low-maintenance.

This material is also used for tote bags, shirts, and even accessories.

Poly Cotton

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This is a mixture of cotton and polyester.

Its basic advantage is being easy to care for and slow to wear out or stain.

The skirt made of poly cotton is strong and resistant to wrinkles.

The most common combination is 65% cotton and 35% polyester, although 50/50 blends are also very popular.


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Poplin fabric is very strong.

It is made of a plain weave of almost any type of fiber or blend.

The surface is usually corded.

Poplin is now made of polyester, silk, wool, or rayon, or even a combination of these materials.


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Rayon has many grades and types.

Rayon imitates other fabrics, including cotton, wool, silk, and linen, and it is made from cellulose that comes from wood pulp.

Despite the fact that rayon is made with natural materials, it is not considered a natural fabric because the process to turn it into a wearable fabric is quite extensive.

It is a very popular material for both skirts and other apparel.


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Seersucker is usually made out of either a synthetic material or a material such as cotton.

It has a surface made of both flat and puckered sections, giving it a truly unique and interesting look and feel.

Seersucker often is striped or is made of materials with various patterns and designs on it, and it has a wrinkled appearance in many areas.

Stretch Cotton

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It is not exactly stretchy like elastic, but instead it has a small amount of “give,” which is just enough to make it super comfortable and accommodating.


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Twill fabric is a weave fabric that is usually made out of materials such as cotton, silk, or polyester.

Some of the many characteristics of a twill skirt include resistance to staining, its ability to cover up dirt in the fabric, its durability.

Twill has really an attractive look.





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