You might know your maxi from your mini, but do you know your peplum from your dirndl? When you're looking for one more skirt to finish off your perfect office or night out wardrobe, do you know what you're looking for? It's not always easy to distinguish between the vocab used to describe skirt types; sometimes they're referring to length, sometimes shape, and some retailers take terms to be interchangeable. That's why we've put together this nifty little slideshow that describes the most popular skirt styles. We've thrown in a couple of classics and gimmies, just to make it all crystal clear.
Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Davidson joined theFashionSpot team as Managing Editor in November 2010. Prior to joining the tFS team, Jennifer produced fashion segments for television and was the co-founder of style and shopping site StyleBakery.com. She is also the editor-in-chief of TotalBeauty.com.