[Image Above: Miss Darling Dress]
Did you know that, circa 1910, women went wild for a skirt so narrow at the hem that they could barely walk in it? This garment, Paul Poiret’s aptly termed “hobble skirt,” has thankfully shuffled out of style, and design elements like today’s featured Fashion Dictionary term have walked into the spotlight! Ladies, put your hands together for the kick pleat!
Kick pleats are those little flap-covered slits found at the rear hem of many a fitted skirt. This little inverted pleats give us the ability to walk with ease, and look good doing it!
Do you own any items with kick pleats?