History of women skirt
In ancient Greece, men wore some time loincloths, which also can be considered a "light version" of the skirt. The dress of Greek women began to appear long, straight skirt, separated from the upper part of the garment. Although the clothes were more common coat, and the peplos himation. Men in the ancient southern states wore skirts constructed of palm leaves, and loincloths. XV-XVI century were marked by the release of the skirt into an independent and purely feminine item of clothing. Originally, the term "skirt" means a knee-length robe and prisborennoe in the area of the throat (the word in Arabic means "tunic without sleeves," and wore it, regardless of gender). In the XV century the so-called Gothic skirt, bodice divided. This was the result of a new approach to tailoring clothes.
Gradually skirt "grows" trail, and its length was the reflection of the status of its owner. In this regard, particularly distinguished Catherine II: its 70-meter-long trail had to carry 40 pazham. In the XVI century the palm in the legislation of Spain belonged to fashion trends. At this time the trail was buried and remained a part of the court or ceremonial costume. But the skirt began to grow in breadth: they stuffed with horsehair, weighting by several tiers and otherwise tried to give them volume. In the end, the severity skirts reached such an extent that women were not able to pick them up. And they came to the aid of a metal hoop. "Verdugos" - so called lower skirt with a special metal frame. Wear these skirts can be extremely noble ladies. In the XVII century the skirt has become more convenient. During this period, France has won the title of trendsetter, pushing Spain into the background. Splendor was still in fashion, but it was achieved at the expense of a huge number of petticoats. However, by the end of the century came the fashion for hoops. The upper skirt is slightly shortened and the drapes on the sides, and petticoats decorated, and all the way to give a more flirtatious look. It is no longer considered shameful to show charming legs. All such design was strengthened by a baleen. This skirt called "flashy" - while walking she made a distinctive rustling. All these metamorphoses skirts were quite in the spirit of rococo. By the end of the XVIII century skirt it becomes very vast. In the buttocks became podgladyvat special pillows that make this part of the body of a giant. The width of the skirt widened so much that the ladies have problems when trying to fit through the doorway that led to the creation of folding scaffolds skirts. Sometimes the outer skirt ends with a loop, the fashion for which in the XVIII century back. To plume did not interfere during the dance, he was chained to a huge pockets, lost among the folds of her skirt.
Only at the end of the XVIII century French fashion skirts was ousted Roman clothing sample. However, in the beginning of the XIX century, women again fetters themselves in corsets and skirts carcass back to that mid-century replaced crinolines. It is difficult to say why the women are so obediently follow the fashion, which they sometimes arranged these executions. That only is "lame" skirt, which originated in the early twentieth century it was so narrow in the area of the ankles that go in it could only limp. A frame skirts were so heavy that they move in their own women did not always work. Their weight reached 100 kg. It was only in the twentieth century women were finally able to breathe freely - both literally and figuratively.
But the zealots of morality seriously worried. Skirt not only shortened. It became very clear sewn from lightweight fabrics. A true revolution made Mary Quant in the 60s - thanks to her came to light miniskirt. Generally, in the twentieth century the skirt has repeatedly changed both its length and shape. History of the skirt is very extensive and varied - we only walked for most of its major milestones. However, we, the women of the XXI century, we can only rejoice in the fact that we can choose their own style skirt, and that modern fashion is not too cruel.