Different Types of Skirts (and Skirt Styles!) You Should Know! (2023)

If you love making your own clothes, you need to know about the different types of skirts that exist so that you can be better able to choose the right skirt sewing pattern for your needs.

In this guide to different skirt types, we’ll look at the various skirt styles and skirt shapes as well as skirt silhouettes and names too.

If you love dresses, I also have this very in-depth guide to the different styles of dresses!

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Skirt Types

Let’s start with skirt types first. As I’ve mentioned in other guides like this, we can look at ‘skirt types’ as being the different ‘genres’ of skirts and then I’ll dig into skirt styles further down – because the style is where all the fun happens!

In easy to understand terms, think of types and styles like this:

Skirt Type is like a book type or genre – poetry, fiction, horror, autobiography

Style is like the, well, the style of the book – contemporary, modernist, Victorian,

So, back to types of skirts! There are just five types of skirts:

  1. A Line skirts
  2. Circle skirts
  3. Fitted skirts
  4. Straight skirts
  5. Yoked skirts

1. A Line Skirts

I love me an A line skirt!It’s a skirt that is very easy to make for yourself, with the shape creating by extending the side seam down and out from the waist to hip as in the photo below.

What Is An A-line Skirt

An A-Line skirt flares out from the waist in an A shape hence it’s name.

A-Line skirts can be created with different lengths in mind, but look best when the hem finishes just above the knee.

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A Line vs Pencil Skirt

We can easily say that A line skirts and pencil skirts are quite opposites when it comes to skirt types!

With the A Line skirt flaring outwards from the thigh and the pencil skirt being more constrained towards the thigh, the two are very different skirt shapes!

2. Circle Skirts

Circle skirts are created with a waist and a hem that are circles or part of. There are no straight edges on a circle skirt pattern – except the side or front and centre back seams!

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A circle skirt can be modified to create different styles of circle skirt – I’ll cover those further down under skirt styles!

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3. Fitted Skirts

Fitted skirts are created to fit the body’s contours, so are fitted at the waist, through the hips and down to the thigh.

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If fitted very close, fitted skirts often have a split or vent to allow movement. This could be a vent at the centre back, or slits at the side seams and / or centre front.

A great example of a fitted skirt would be the pencil skirt (woven and knitted) or the tube skirt (knitted only).

4. Straight Skirts

Straight skirts are a type of skirt that you then apply different styles to, in order to create different skirt shapes and silhouettes

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Creating a straight skirt block is easy – and the block you make with your own measurements is then the basis for all the different skirt styles we’ll look at further down!

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Straight Skirt vs Pencil Skirt

A lot of people confuse a pencil skirt for a straight skirt. A straight skirt is a skirt type, with the skirt pattern being quite straight.

A pencil skirt is a significantly more fitted skirt – so a skirt style! – and would need a slit or vent of some sort to enable movement when worn.

5. Yoke Skirts

A yoke skirt is a mash up skirt type. Yoked skirts combine a fitted upper section with a more fuller lower section below the yoke.

Because of the fitted nature of the yoke, a yoked skirt can be quite flattering, usually incubating any dart shaping that has been applied to the waist area of the skirt.

Skirts with yokes can be of any length, shape or silhouette creating endless style opportunities.

Skirt Styles Names

So, within the four above mentioned skirt types, there are different styles of skirts and the way the style is applied to the skirt type greatly affects the:

  • Silhouette
  • Scale
  • Fit

Other things to consider which also affect the style of a skirt are length, fabric choice, and details.

A great example would be:

Denim mini skirt – this is a specific skirt style, inspired by the construction details of denim jeans (curved front pocket, twin needle top-stitching detail, jeans back patch pockets to name a few). The mini length is a style choice, and if the skirt were cut with an A-line skirt shape or circle skirt shape, that would be the defining skirt type.

1. Asymmetric Skirt

A skirt with anything asymmetric is not a skirt type, but is a skirt style. You can have straight skirt type with one half of the skirt being fitted and the second half being gathered along a centre front seam.

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When looking at the skirt from front or side on, if the two sides are not mirrored, you are looking at an asymmetric skirt.

2. Asymmetric Hem Skirt

Skirts with hems that are not consistent all the way around can be said to have an asymmetric hem and so be classified as a skirt style of their own.

Examples of asymmetrical hem skirts are:

  • Handkerchief skirt
  • Fishtail skirt
  • High-low skirt
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I had a handkerchief skirt when I lived in NYC in 2002 and I loved it. It had a thick black elasticated waistband – approximately 14cm deep! – and then the skirt section itself was made from a poly chiffon, in a white / grey colour with black and pink swirls on top.

I loved that skirt and wore it constantly until it wore too thin to be decent.

3. Blanket Skirt

This is a style of skirt where the fabric used is blanket in style. The shape could be anything – A-line, mini, midi etc – but usually blanket skirts are made from a warm wool or brushed boucle for that ‘blanket’ feel.

4. Bubble Skirt

The bubble skirt is created by attaching a top skirt to a bottom skirt – with the top skirt being longer and bigger than the bottom layer, a bubble effect is created when the hems of both are joined.

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It is rare to see a midi- or maxi-skirt version of a bubble skirt. Not only because of the amount of fabric that would be needed for two skirt layers, but also because the excessive amount of fabric needed would result in limited mobility.

5. Cowl Skirt

A cowl skirt is usually created through draping on the stand or a human figure, but can easily be recreated by connecting the front and back pattern pieces of a skirt, and opening them up to add in extra volume at the side seam location.

You could add this extra volume anywhere, but added to the centre front or centre back and you end up with a not-very-flattering cowl skirt!

6. Flared Skirt

A flared skirt is a skirt style where the skirt flares out away from the body. Consider it the antithesis of a very fitted skirt. It can flare gently like the image below, or more dramatically like the second image I have included.

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A flared skirt can be created in some of the following ways:

  • The straight skirt pattern can be opened up to create flare
  • A single gored skirt pattern piece can have flare added so when all the gores are connected, the flare becomes pronounced
  • Godets can be added to increase flare within panelled sections of a skirt
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7. Gathered Skirts

I have fond memories of gathered skirts as they were the go-to for my Gran – she could knock up a gently gathered skirt in a mere moment and I thought she had mad magical skills each time I saw her do so!

The best bit was that she always hand sewed them. Right up until I was a teenager, she would sew a simple gathered skirt by hand whenever asked.

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A gathered skirt is often created with a rectangle of fabric, a long running stitch to gather the long top edge of the fabric and this is then ‘captured’ by enclosing it inside a waistband.

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This results in gathers at the waist, with the skirt falling in gentle folds down to the hem.

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8. Gored Skirt

The very first skirt I created a pattern for on a course at central saint martins was in fact a gored skirt.

Gored Skirt Definition

Gored skirts are created from separate sections equal in size to create a fully round skirt. Gored skirts usually exist as:

  • Four gored skirt
  • Six gored skirt
  • Eight gored skirt

Gored Skirt Styles

Gored skirts can be created from A Line, straight or circle skirt types! The important detail is that each ‘gore’ is equal. (If not, then it would be a panelled skirt style.)

If you’ve ever seen a trumpet skirt – that is a an example of a gored skirt style!

9. High-Waisted Skirt

High waisted skirts are a style choice that some people love, where the waistband of the skirt sits significantly higher on the body.

High waisted skirts can help give an hourglass look to the person wearing them – I personally dislike them as I have some fab curves that just don’t like being squished with a high waisted skirt!

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That said, a high waisted skirt doesn’t have to be fitted! Instead it could be a tiered or layered skirt falling from the high waist down.

10. Micro Mini Skirt

This is most definitely a style of skirt that is not suited to me. With the hem finishing just centimetres below your bum, the micro mini skirt takes some confidence to wear out and about.

That’s not to say they shouldn’t be worn. Just not by me. Ever.

The photo below isn’t *quite* a micro skirt – the only one I could find to illustrate my point had a bum and lady bits hanging out, not something we need to see while reading about skirt types! 😉 So this is a mini-bordering on micro skirt!

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11. Mini Skirt

Back in the 1960’s a British woman by the name of Mary Quant made the mini-skirt super desirable. But what is a mini skirt?

A skirt of mini skirt length usually finishes at mid thigh. It is a less revealing skirt style than the aforementioned micro-mini skirt and a skirt style that I am quite fond of.

Because it requires less fabric to make, in the 1960’s the mini skirt was a more economical skirt to make whereas in the 2020’s it is a skirt that can often be easily created by repurposing old items of clothing or household furnishing made from suitable fabric.

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The mini skirt style can work for all seasons. I love a short flirty mini-skirt in silk chiffon for summer, a ragged denim mini-skirt for spring, and a wool mini-skirt with tights for those autumn and winter days.

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12. Midi Skirt

A midi skirt finishes around mid-calf length. It is a length that I am personally not a fan of, unless it is a pencil skirt or a skirt very eclectic in style that I no longer view it as a midi-skirt.

The word for some reason brings images to mind of old fashioned and not very flattering skirts. I know, I need to get over that!

As well as existing as separates in fashion collections, you will often find that midi-skirts form part of a skirt suit look – great for a more tailored work look.

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For a contemporary feel, look to create midi-skirts with interesting details – pleated, a centre front slit, or oversized front pockets with top stitching detail to draw the eye away from the skirt length?

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13. Maxi Skirt

A maxi skirt is the perfect skirt for many in the summer – light and airy when created from lightweight floaty fabrics, a maxi skirt can encapsulate all things summer.

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Maxi skirts can also be created in heavier weight fabrics and worn in the winter months too.

14. Pencil Skirt

The pencil skirt is a fitted skirt type, but with various style choices applied, one pencil skirt can look greatly different to another, like all the skirt styles discussed here.

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Design choices when looking at creating a pencil skirt include:

  • Waist level – normal or high waisted
  • Length – above or just below the knee
  • Waistband or waistline facing
  • Front slit or back vent
  • Fabric choice – woven, knitted, non-fabrics (leather and suede)
  • Peplum attached (or not)

Depending on the fabric you chose, a pencil skirt can be quite a tailored look for work, an evening wear look for parties and events or a casual look for day to day wear out and about the house.

15. Pleated Skirt

I’ve seen ‘box pleated skirt’ listed as a type of skirt on several guides – but this skirt type would come under a ‘pleated skirt style’, much like a knife pleat skirt or an accordion pleated skirt would.

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For that matter, a kilt would also be considered a skirt style. It is a combination of a part pleated skirt and a wrap skirt, with one front section wrapping over the second front section.

Pleated skirt styles change with different skirt types, skirt lengths and pleat type.

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There are many different types of pleats that can be used when creating skirts – I’ll go into those in greater detail in another article.

16. Sarong Skirt

It’s safe to say that a sarong is a skirt style – not quite a wrap skirt because there is no overlap. The sarong style skirt is an open skirt with ties at either end to hold the skirt in place, whether at waist level or hip level.

Usually the sarong skirt is worn during more warmer months of the year – it’d be a tad too draughty in the winter months me thinks!

If you plan to make a sarong style skirt, then use a natural, lightweight fabric suck as cotton or silk. Anything man-made will feel quite hot and sticky in warmer temperatures.

17. Tiered / Layered Skirt

A tiered or layered skirt is a fantastic skirt style, quite full and swishy when worn.

Due to the multiple layers, this skirt style also lends itself well to repurposing or up-cycling projects from old unworn clothes.

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Tiered skirts are often maxi in length and made from light weight fabrics for summer months.

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When extra width is added to each tier or layer compared to the one above it – and gathered in – a wonderful full silhouette is achieved for the skirt and can have a slightly boho – gypsy-skirt feel to it.

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18. Tulip Skirt

One could say that the tulip skirt is an asymmetric hem skirt style. With the hem not actually being uniform all the way around.

Tulip skirts are made from overlapping panels like the tulip flower – hence it’s name! – and can be short or long in length.

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One of my favourite dresses is in a black knit fabric with a crossover neckline and a tulip midi-skirt.

19. Wrap Skirts

While many people consider a wrap skirt to be a type of skirt, I’ve popped it here in the skirt styles section, because a wrap skirt can be created as any skirt type and any skirt length.

Very popular in lighter weight fabrics during the summer months, wrap skirts are also very popular in winter, made from heavily fabrics such as tweed and boucle.

Different Skirt Lengths

Skirt of course come in different skirt lengths and the length of the skirt style will always make it look very different.

The different lengths of skirts are:

  1. Micro
  2. Mini – usually finishes around mid thigh
  3. Knee length
  4. Midi – usually finishes mid calf
  5. Maxi – usually finishes at ankle
  6. Floor length

You can apply a skirt length to any skirt type along with other details to create unlimited skirt styles.

Which will you be making for yourself first? I’m all set to make me a fab mini skirt for these cold Dutch winter months.

Other Garment Type Guides

If you loved this, and would like to learn about other garment types and garment construction aspects, these guides are for you:

Types of collars – learn all about the different collar types and how they can change the look of a garment

Types of necklines – necklines have a bog impact on the design of garments

Types of sleeves – sleeves are another great way to take one design and create variations

Types of sweaters – a look at the different sweater types for those who love this cold weather garment

Types of shirts – for both men and women, a look at the different shirt types

Different types of clothing – an overview guide of all the different clothing types available to us in the 21st century!

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As well as running her own small sustainable fashion brand, Eve has more than 25 years experience sewing and making clothes for herself and family members.

FAQs

What are the different types of skirt styles? ›

These are some of the skirt style names: a-line skirt, circular skirts. flared skirts,wrap, umbrella, dirndl, gored skirts, pleated skirts, gathered skirts and others.

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Sheer skirts have dominated 2022 more than any other trend this year and it's not hard to see why—literally. Like mesh tops, sheer skirts are surprisingly versatile, and a choice pick for experimenting with length and print. No matter how you style these, they'll definitely make you feel like that girl.

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Casual wear – worn as standard clothing. Formal wear – worn for events such as weddings. Lingerie – undergarments worn for support and / or decoration. Sportswear – worn for athletic activities like running.

What are straight skirts called? ›

A pencil skirt is a slim-fitting skirt with a straight, narrow cut. Generally the hem falls to, or is just below, the knee and is tailored for a close fit. It is named for its shape: long and slim like a pencil.

What is a line skirt called? ›

An A-line skirt is a skirt that is fitted at the hips and gradually widens towards the hem, giving the impression of the shape of a capital letter A. The term is also used to describe dresses and coats with a similar shape.

What is a bubble skirt? ›

Bubble skirt are skirts that the hem goes in at regular intervals creating a puffy, voluminous and balloon like shape. May contain a hemline.

What is an A style skirt? ›

A-Line Skirt. An A-line skirt is exactly what it sounds like: a style that's shaped like the letter "A." Fitted at the waist, this type of skirt flares out at the bottom and usually hits right above or at the knee.

What is a pencil skirt? ›

A pencil skirt is a tight, narrow garment, named for its pencil-like shape. This classic skirt silhouette is form-fitting from waist to hips to hem, usually featuring a slit to allow for more ease of movement.

What is a gypsy skirt? ›

A gypsy skirt is a long, flowing, multi-tiered skirt that is great for renaissance fairs, belly dancing, or for a bohemian look. You can make a gypsy skirt using one color of fabric or multiple colors of fabric, but keep in mind that this type of skirt requires a large amount of fabric.

What is chase skirt? ›

(informal, figuratively) To philander, to womanize.

Why is it called broomstick skirt? ›

a full, gathered or pleated skirt that has characteristic tiny creases obtained by wetting the skirt and winding it around a broomstick to dry.

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Look for A-line, knee-length skirts and dresses.

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We wear clothes to protect ourselves against the weather such as strong sunlight, extreme cold, heat or rain.

What style is a broomstick skirt? ›

A broomstick skirt is a full, free-flowing tiered skirt that is deliberately wrinkled.

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Culottes are an item of clothing worn on the lower half of the body.

What is a half skirt? ›

As the name suggests, a half-circle skirt is, well, a skirt that's cut in a half-circle shape. It's a fun and flirty skirt that's made from just a half-circle of fabric so it takes less fabric than the circle skirt that is cut in the shape of a complete circle.

What is flare skirt? ›

Flare Skirts

A flared skirt is very similar to an A-line skirt, except that it is mostly short and flares out a lot more than your A-line. As it moves down, it circles out and covers your bottom. When you are styling a flared skirt, wear a fitted top so that you don't create a very wide silhouette.

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mermaid skirt (plural mermaid skirts) A long skirt which is tight-fitting from the waist to below the knees, before flaring out at the bottom.

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Tulip Skirts are characterized as skirts with belt-like at the waist, tapering hemline, and giving the wearer a unique look. These skirts initially came into existence and were created by famous French fashion designer Christian Dior and made their debut in his collections in 1953 and were popular back then.

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a one-piece garment extending downward from the waist and not joined between the legs, worn especially by women and girls. some part resembling or suggesting the skirt of a garment, as the flared lip of a bell or a protective and ornamental cloth strip covering the legs of furniture.

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How do you style short skirts? ›

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What is the TikTok skirt called? ›

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What is a midi skirt? ›

The term “midi” applies to any length from two inches below the knees to just above the ankles. The easiest lengths for most women are just above the swell of the calf (a couple of inches below the knees) or just below the calves (so that a few inches of ankle show).

What does a hobble skirt look like? ›

A hobble skirt was a skirt with a narrow enough hem to significantly impede the wearer's stride. It was called a "hobble skirt" because it seemed to hobble any woman as she walked. Hobble skirts were a short-lived fashion trend that peaked between 1908 and 1914.

Why is it called a rara skirt? ›

a type of short skirt which has layers of fabric and is often worn by cheerleaders. Its name comes from 'hurrah'. There were some terrible 80s fashion disasters, and the ra-ra skirt was out there leading the way.

What is a Victorian walking skirt? ›

It consists of 7 gores, with gathers at the center back. It is moderately full and has hem facings for added support. The closure is at the center back . This shape is suitable as a basic walking skirt from 1892-1900.

What is a Victorian skirt called? ›

Called hoop skirts, cage crinolines, or cages, they were lightweight, economical and more comfortable than the heavy crinolines. Cage crinolines, which produced the huge, voluminous skirts so often associated with mid-century Victorian fashion, were made of flexible sprung steel rings suspended from fabric tape.

What is a waterfall skirt? ›

Dressmaker or Waterfall Skirt. A dressmaker skirt extends from the seat deck or the top of the sofa's arm or back to the floor in an unbroken panel. A waterfall skirt is similar but instead of beginning at the seat deck, it begins from the top of the seat cushion.

What is a peek a boo skirt? ›

$135.00. our best selling piece - the peekaboo skirt in black is the perfect mix of sexy and sophisticated - handmade from a satin silk fabric. the peekaboo skirt features a strip of transparent fabric right above the knee which makes it flirty and fun without showing too much.

What is an Indian wrap skirt called? ›

Traditional saris are made from silk, so we do love a silk sari wrap skirt. It's soft and comfortable, while also looking exquisite.

What gender were skirts made for? ›

Ancient times

Skirts have been worn since prehistoric times. They were the standard dressing for men and women in all ancient cultures in the Near East and Egypt. The Kingdom of Sumer in Mesopotamia recorded two categories of clothing.

What is a skirt above the knee called? ›

Midi dresses sit over the knee and above the ankle. These dresses are ideal for taller women, so shorter women may choose to pair a midi dress with heels. Midi dresses come in many different silhouettes and can be dressed up or down for any occasion.

What were skirts originally made for? ›

Skirts have been worn since prehistoric times as the simplest way to cover the lower body. Figurines produced by the Vinča culture (c. 5700–4500 BC) located on the territory of present-day Serbia and neighboring Balkan nations from the start of the copper age show women in skirt-like garments.

What type of skirt is most flattering? ›

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How many types of fashion styles are there? ›

Definitive List of 44 Different Types of Fashion Styles.

How many fashion types are there? ›

8 Types of Fashion Styles: A Simple Guide to Clothing Trends - 2022 - MasterClass.

What are the 9 style personalities? ›

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  • BOHO. unconventional, personal, and exotic style. ...
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What is a natural style? ›

The natural style essence is the sportive, casual yang style essence. Individuals with this style essence create an overall visual impression of activeness and a laid-back, easy-going nature. Naturals and their clothing styles can be associated with the themes of nature, the outdoors, and activeness.

What skirts make you look thinner? ›

Look for A-line, knee-length skirts and dresses.

A-line skirts are fitted at the hip and upper thigh, but flare out toward the knee, creating a balanced look juxtaposed to your legs. Knee-length skirts are the most universally flattering, but many mid-calf styles may also work well depending on your height.

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