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There’s been a mystery that has eluded men throughout the ages, one of a simple turn of phrase and garment of typically feminine attire. What, exactly, is the difference between a dress and a skirt? Most men simply have no idea, but Skirt Day is here to change all that! With the spreading of awareness tied to Skirt Day, men and women alike will know where the difference between a skirt and a dress lay. Are you ready to have your knowledge expanded and impress your girlfriend with your new-found knowledge? We know you are!

History of Skirt Day

First a bit of history on the skirt, it’s far older than you might imagine! The oldest known skirt was woven from straw, and was discovered in Armenia, and was known to have been worn by men and women alike. This was just the beginning of a long and storied history of a garment to shock and amaze people throughout the world. So what’s a skirt you ask? Why, it’s a garment that hangs from the waist down, and can most often be identified by the fashionably challenged as “That bit of cloth what hangs from the waist down on a dress, if there were no ‘top-part’ to the dress.”

The most shocking of all skirts, the mini-skirts, has a surprisingly long history. Mini-skirts are known as those that just barely cover the buttocks, and were first worn by the Don Quan Mian culture in medieval times. On the other end of the spectrum is the massive and voluminous skirts that existed in various cultures, sometimes with a diameter of 3 meters around the base. Skirts have certainly seen their share of range, haven’t they?

But why “Skirt Day”? This is in part due to a film known as La Journée de la jupe, during which a “skirt day” was proposed in response to the cultural restrictions of the setting of the film. Such a request was formally put to the French Minister of Education, wherein all women would be permitted to wear skirts to school.

How to celebrate Skirt Day

Pretty simple, as you might imagine! Male or female, dig into your wardrobe (or your partner’s!) and find a skirt to wear, and go about your day adorned in it. If you really want to kick it up a notch, you can design and sew your own special skirt for the day, or simply adorn one with buttons and other accessories to really strut your own personal style.