Denim skirts have been around for decades. In the early revolution of the skirt, the inseams were split whilst the denim was used to make triangular shapes in a bid to make it longer. Other features included a front fly, pockets at the back and loops for belts.
What has changed?
Well, so much has changed since the 1960s such that the modern denim skirts now feature softer weaves, waistbands that are more girlish and fabrics that seem to alternate and contrast. The modern designers are also using embroidery and other forms of decorations to make them more beautiful.
Where you should go these skirts
The modern denims are more flexible than those of the yesteryear. Once you add the accessories, you can wear them at any event such as a festivals, evening outs, office or classroom. The varieties available are also plenty from the A-lines to the sexier ones, otherwise known as micro-minis.
Where to you find them
There are various shops where you can buy them. To start with, you can always be sure to find them at mortar and brick as well as various online shops. It is important that when you go out to buy them, you narrow down your search based on parameters such as design, fabric, colour and the accessories to wear with. This will help you to get the best match for your skin tone and body shape.
What is denim?
We have been discussing the denim skirts but have not yet looked critically the meaning of the word denim. For beginners, denim is that kind of material made from cotton twill and happens to be rugged. This word is borrowed from a town in France known as Nimes which is credited with the production of the first ever fabric that resembles the modern day Jeans. In fact, the first full name was serge de Nimes, which was later, shortened to just one word-denim. However, the first place where denim was manufactured was not France but Italy hence the use of the word jeans as a corruption of the word Genoa from ‘genes’. Genoa is a place in Italy, so it’s probable that the name came from there.
How the material is prepared
The first step is usually to wash it after crafting it. Washing is considered very important as it helps prevent it from shrinking. However, not all wearers prefer it in its new form, so you will tend to find some people distressing to make it look old and faded.
Denim skirts seem to have picked the trend and today, we have various designs with up to 13 of them to select from. Let us look at what define most of them.
You must have heard about the A-line and wondered what it meant. This variety is defined by the characteristic flare and the fact that this flare has the shape in capital letter. It is a classical kind of skirt that would make you classic when you it.
This skirt is called asymmetrical because it has a hem that is longer on one side as well as the front, than on the other side. It also comes with panels that are overly decorated to give it that distinctive appearance.
The bubble skirt
If the A-line and asymmetrical is not your thing, then you will probably be very much at home with a bubble skirt. It is so called because it utilizes lots of fabric such that at its bottom side, something that looks like a bubble is created. This feat is achieved by concealing the hem underneath. These kinds of skirts appeared, disappeared and then re-appeared in different decades. As at present, they are still in vogue.
If you come across a skirt with much of its material meeting at the waistband with emphasis on the hips and legs, then you have a full skirt all by yourself. It’s a long one, flowing all the way down, hence the name.
Maxi and mini
A maxi is a long skirt while the mini is a short skirt.
Also known as boho, this skirt has a long flare with tiers and contrasting fabrics.
Other types of denim skirts include pleated, skirt set, pencil, stretch knit, and sarong and tiered.