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.

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Cowboy512
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Going to enjoy skirt day

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10 March is as good a day as any other; however, I tend to celebrate most days as “skirt days”.

MickyBlueEyes
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Celebrating a specific day as skirt day is a good idea – and an even better idea is that women as well as men shall take part!

I (as a man) stsrted to weae skirts a year ago (finally!) and enjoy the benefits thereof in feeling and looks. Hopefully more men will think of trying a skirt – I believe that most of them.will quickly recognise the advantages a skirt offers especially for men!

JeremyHutchinson
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Don’t need SkirtDay for me to wear one but joined in the event this year via Twitter and a page on my web site. I wear skirts and other clothing labelled as womens wear as a man 365 days unless not practical ie activity not weather. Interesting piece on skirt origins. Men wore skirts and robes which is basically a dress until trousers could be made & even then predominantly until mid 1700’s. What each gender can wear is a society gender label mostly targetted towards men with regards restriction unless a kilt – skirt! http://www.theskirtedman.co.uk

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Every March 10th
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#SkirtDay