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Some articles on skirts, skirt:

Miniskirts - History - 1970s
... mid-1970s, the fashion industry largely returned to longer skirts such as the midi and the maxi ... the mini-skirts could go no higher" and secondly, in his view, "dressed up in mini-skirts and shiny PVC macs, given such impersonal names as 'dolly birds ... in 1969 that "The women kept on dancing while their long skirts crept up, and their girdles dissolved, and their nipples burst through like hyacinth tips and their clothes withered away to the mere ...
Men's Skirts
... Outside of Western cultures, men's clothing commonly includes skirts and skirt-like garments however, in North America and much of Europe, the wearing ... attempted to promote the wearing of skirts by men in Western culture and to do away with this arbitrary sex distinction, albeit with limited general success and considerable cultural resistance ...
... A skirt is a tube- or cone-shaped garment that hangs from the waist and covers all or part of the legs ... In the western world, skirts are usually considered women's clothing ... designers, such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, have shown men's skirts ...
Automobile Drag Coefficient - Fabrication - Fender Skirts
... Fender skirts are often made as extensions of the body panels of the vehicles and cover the entire wheel wells ... Fender skirts are more commonly found on the rear wheel wells of a vehicle because the tires do not turn and the design is much simpler ... Front fender skirts have the same effect on reducing drag as the rear wheel skirts, but most be further offset from the body in order to compensate for the tire sticking out from the body of the ...
Centre For Higher Secondary Education - History - Change of School Uniform
... In 1986 the girls' uniform was changed to shirt and skirt of any colour ... uniforms to scarf, long sleeved shirts, trousers and skirts ... In 1998, the uniform was changed from skirts/trousers of different colours to skirts and trousers of dark blue only and white shirt or blouse ...

Famous quotes containing the word skirts:

    I heard the trailing garments of the Night
    Sweep through her marble halls!
    I saw her sable skirts all fringed with light
    From the celestial walls!
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1809–1882)

    The emancipation of today displays itself mainly in cigarettes and shorts. There is even a reaction from the ideal of an intellectual and emancipated womanhood, for which the pioneers toiled and suffered, to be seen in painted lips and nails, and the return of trailing skirts and other absurdities of dress which betoken the slave-woman’s intelligent companionship.
    Sylvia Pankhurst (1882–1960)