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Classification and Characteristics of Skirts

Aug. 27, 2020

Private Label Clothing Manufacturers

Whether it is a long skirt, short skirt, pencil skirt, A-line skirt, etc., all the individual skirt styles worn on the bottom are called skirts. Today, private label clothing manufacturers have sorted out the classification and characteristics of some common skirts in life, hoping to help you.

Classification and characteristics of skirts

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Slim skirt


The so-called slim skirt means slender, with less hip margin, and the skirt side seam from the hip to the skirt line is a vertical style. In addition, the skirt becomes very narrow. In order to increase the amount of movement of the skirt when walking, pleating, side slits, and back slits are added to facilitate walking.

Tight skirt fits well from waist to hip and has a straight line from hip to hem.

Narrow skirt: It fits well from the waist to the hip, and gradually narrows from below the hip line to the hem. It can also become a pencil skirt or a tapered skirt.

Suggested materials:

Due to the small amount of looseness, it is suitable to choose fabrics with high tear strength and strong elasticity, and the seam allowance can be appropriately increased.

Wool fabrics: flannel, gabardine, serge, double-sided georgette, tweed

Cotton fabric: denim, embossed cloth, corduroy gabardine, hemp, chemical fiber, and other fabrics can also be used.

Trapezoid skirt

Semi-tight skirt: The structure is the same as the tight-fitting skirt. It is close to the body from waist to buttocks, and the hem is slightly extended, just suitable for walking. It is also called an A-line skirt.

A skirt with a wide hem


A skirt that fits tightly only at the waist. The hem of this skirt is in a circular arc shape, which is beautiful in sports. In addition, folds can be added at the waist.

Flared skirt: It is named after the shape is like open morning glory. From the waistline to the hemline, the shape resembles the open morning glory, and the hem is elegant. A skirt with a hem that is completely round is called around skirt, and a semicircular skirt is called a semicircular skirt.

Suggested fabric:

It is better to use fabrics with the same elasticity and texture in the warp and weft directions. The tightly woven fabrics have poor drape effect, so try not to use them. The surface of the fabric (cloth pattern) has a strong sense of movement, and the shape is easy to lose (unshaped) and try to avoid it.

Wool fabrics: flannel, double-sided georgette, beautiful silk, worsted fabrics, etc.

Cotton: brocade, cotton satin. Chemical fiber fabrics can also be used according to the application.

A skirt composed of multiple skirts


The skirt piece is divided into several pieces, and then assembled into a style called a multi-piece skirt, which has trapezoid, flared, and so on.

Patchwork skirt: a skirt made of some triangle or trapezoid fabrics. Compared with other styles, it has a strong three-dimensional effect and a beautiful shape, which is suitable for people of all shapes. The number of pieces can be freely designed: such as a three-piece skirt, six-piece skirt, eight-piece skirt, etc.

Fishtail skirt: It is a kind of patchwork skirt. The hip line position is more suitable. After the skirt is opened, it looks like a mermaid tail. It is a dynamic skirt.

Spiral skirt: It is named after the French snail. The cut pieces are spiral and shaped like a snail shell. The overall feeling is a flared skirt shape.

Suggested fabric:

Skirts with less loose volume are suitable for strong and stretchy fabrics, and flared skirts are suitable for light and soft fabrics.

A skirt that is loose from waist to hip


Add pleats and folds to the waist to form a skirt with a swelling shape near the hips. The size of the skirt is the same as that of a slim skirt. As an activity that is convenient for walking, it needs to be slit.

Gyro skirt: It is named because it resembles a Western top. The waist is swollen and the hem is tapered. In order to have a sense of swelling, folds, tuck, and folds are added.

Tube skirt: a skirt like a bucket. A skirt with swelling around the hips, and thin waist and hem.

Suggested materials:

Same material as tight skirt

Pleated skirt


Fold the cloth according to the crease, and the overlapping part is called pleated.

Concealed pleats: The so-called concealed pleats are processed by folding the fabric in half. The folds of the fabric are hidden inside the folded fabric, and the proper amount of exercise activity is added to the front and rear center skirts.

Box pleats: The shape of the skirt is box-shaped, with creases on both sides, stitched on the inner side, and the pleats form a dark pleat inside

Unidirectional pleated skirt: pleated in the same direction, it is also called downwind pleated.

Umbrella pleated skirt: After the pleated hem of the skirt is opened, the shape is the same as that of the umbrella, and the pleated width is narrow at the top and wide at the bottom.

Suggested fabric:

It is suitable to use light and thin fabrics. Because pleated is not easy to form, blended fabrics such as polyester with good styling performance are used.



Skirts like trousers have tight culottes with a small amount of looseness, flared culottes, and pleated culottes.

Suggested fabric:

Suitable for tightly woven, strong, and elastic fabrics.

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