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An outer skirt, especially a shorter one worn draped over another skirt.


(Clothing & Fashion) an outer skirt, esp one that reveals a decorative underskirt


(ˈoʊ vərˌskɜrt)

a skirt worn over another skirt and often revealing it in some way, as by draping.
[1865–70, Amer.]
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Noun1.overskirt - an outer skirt worn over another skirt
skirt - a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women
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This consists of a simple gros de laine, trimmed with ashes of roses, with overskirt of scare bleu ventre saint gris, cut bias on the off-side, with facings of petit polonaise and narrow insertions of pa^te de foie gras backstitched to the mise en sce`ne in the form of a jeu d'esprit.
The silhouette was transformed by a ballgown overskirt of transparent tulle with a luminescent horsehair border flowing into a chapel train.
Skirts include one-piece dress and overskirt (Kazanskiy et al.
A peplum, otherwise known as an overskirt, looks like a tiny skirt put over another dress.
It boasts 25 two-carat black diamonds on the overskirt and a further 25 on the shoulder.
She made the ball gown's tightly fitted bodice with the puffed white princess sleeves and the full skirts of blue beneath its heavily embroidered overskirt.
And the clientele mirrored Charlie's upper-class social connections, something that was And the clientele mirrored Charlie's upper-class social connections, something that was exceedingly helpful when he extended the hat trade to ball gowns, fabulous coats and sexy dresses which made you gasp at the things they inferred, such as a white crinoline overskirt, split to the genital area, where a gush of bright red silk fell to the ankle.
A Gore-Tex drysuit without a neoprene overskirt is more comfortable and dries more quickly than those with integral overskirts.
All the contrasting cambers and angles formed from the curvature of her form-fitting pale green silk bodice and red damasked sleeves are counterbalanced by the sharp-edged folds of her ruffle-edged white headpiece and the copious drapery of her dark green silk overskirt.
What is big this season is anything peplum, which is a short overskirt or ruffle attached at the waistline of a jacket, blouse or dress.
And peplum--a short overskirt and the natural waist--is still having a moment.
This little gem, defined as a short overskirt or ruffle attached at the waistline, will do wonders for creating curves in all the right places, and trim inches off your middle.